Amalgam Universe: LOST in Time

Amalgam Comics was a publishing imprint shared by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters into new ones (e.g., DC Comics’ Batman and Marvel Comics’ Wolverine became the Amalgam character Dark Claw).

Lost in Space plus Doctor Who = LOST in Time

A crotchety old man called Doctor John Smith (a pseudonym) breaks into the United Nations experimental time travel colonisation project known as JUPITARDIS 2 – Juxtaposed Unified Project Into Time And Relative Dimension In Space, phase 2.

He’s looking for his dark-haired grand daughter, Penny Foreman. In reality, she and he are time travellers themselves, trying to find their way to their home on Alpha Centauri. Accompanying Doctor Smith is his robot K-9, a robotic dog with caterpillar treads instead of legs and a transparent crystalline head.

The mission he infiltrates with his robot is an attempt to send the first of a proposed ten million families through time to a pre-cataclysmic past where the present can’t be impacted.

Leading the mission is Colonel Alistair Lethbridge West, assigned by the UN to be mission commander and “muscle”.

Head of the family that is travelling through time is DoctorIan Robinson and his wife Barbara. They are taking their child prodigy son Adric Robinson and their extremely attractive blonde daughter Rose Robinson. Penny Foreman was added after she made an application and proved so astonishingly gifted that the project scientists realised not to allow her to travel as part of the mission would have been madness.

When the blue-hulled saucer-shaped time machine activates, the secret presence of Doctor Smith and the K-9 Robot destabilises the time vortex field and the time machine crashes in an unknown time and place…

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God I love Amalgam universes. My favourite is still Apollo Creed, the boxer turned astronaut who built a rocketship to go to the moon to defeat the Cylon Raiders in a winner takes all boxing match…