“With a mighty Barnabas!”
Talk about Parallel Time. Get me to that room!
From the Alan Dean Foster novelization….
With a wry resignation, Maggie asked, “Will we ever get out of here, Eliot?”
“I don’t know,” said Stokes, his monocle fogging up from the spectacle of long-sought Mongo unity, “but we’ll try.”
“We certainly invite you all to stay,” Prince Baron proffered.
“What do you think?” asked Barnabas, only thinking of her needs, not his own.
The offer was appealing. For about two seconds.
And then the Hawkmen fly in formation to spell out a “Thanks, Barnabas,” that gets horribly butchered for years in pan-and-scan VHS releases.
Brian Blessed as Dr. Brampton Stokes, from the English branch of the Stokes line. Ritz as Smiley Loomis, his assistant. It’s all fitting together.
I dunno. I may need to shift this to DarkShadowsTNG.