On Beatles Archeology

Last summer, I read Michael Moorcock’s Doctor Who novel, The Coming of the Terraphiles. Set about 50,000 years in our future, the novel concerns itself with the Doctor and Amy’s adventures with a group of Earth re-enactors, the Terraphiles. They think they know what Earth, circa 1900, was like, but what they have to go on is pulp fiction and Sexton Blake novels and old magazines. In short, they have a very skewed view of what our time is like.

How might future archeologists imagine the Beatles? What things from the era might they decide, erroneously, have something to do with the Fab Four? How accurate might their records be?

Well… “Beatles 3000“…

That’s pretty freakin’ sweet. I’m impressed, and I laughed and I laughed some more.

And, now for something silly…

What if the Beatles were an Irish folk band?

Now, for more writing research. :-/

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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