On Aug 27, 2004, at 10:17 PM, Guy Hoyle wrote:
> If you wanted him to be the "Fastest Gun In The West" with or without a
> lightning gun, then the Lightning Gun should simply be a tool of the
> trade. It allows him to do all the things lightning guns do, like
> shooting sparks, zapping insect pests, exploding the cheroot clenched
> an outlaw's teeth, etc. (Just as a real gun could be used to make some
> ornery varmint dance, knock a gun out of his hand, or shoot the rope
> holding up a sign so that it falls on top of a kidnapper's head,
> knocking him cold and freeing the beautiful school marm).
This is what I'm pondering--it's not like the Lightning Gun really lets
Tommy Lightning do more than he could do with regular pistols. He just
does differently effective things.
> If you put the cliche in quotes, as I did above, it would even suggest
> that that's his reputation, no matter what his skill level.
I.e., the cliche is Tommy's "billing" when it comes to Show PR. :)