“Silver Surfers” aren’t What You Think They are

by Larry Brody

…or maybe they’re what you think but not what I thought.

THE SILVER SURFER by Lee & Kirby

See the picture above? No surprise there. That’s Stan Lee & Jack Kirby’s – and Larry Brody’s too – Silver Surfer.

But…

A silver surfer

The second pic is a “silver surfer.” Defined by the BBC as an “American…aged over 65…using the internet.”

Yikes!

Not the superhero I wanted to be, but know what? I’ll settle.

[scrippet]FADE IN:

INT. BRODY HOUSE – DAY

LB is hunched at his desk, peering at his two 27″ monitors. He raises his right hand, palm up.

LB
To me, my board!

Immediately, his shiny silver USB mouse pulls itself loose from the pile of notes, papers, pens, and a cool marble drink coaster on one side of the desk and flies upward, slapping itself into his hand. LB doesn’t even bother to look.

LB
(grimly)
Let there be a reckoning!

And, as he clicks on the next exciting URL, we

CUT TO:

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Thanks to John August for creating Scrippets.

Thanks to Stan & Jack for creating a great character, providing me with the chance to do this.

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.

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