I mean, the planet Pluto is no more. Reclassified and forgotten by a few squabbling members of a poorly attended astronomy society? Or borrowed for raw material to create a new moon for the future?
OK, I don't know which universe you may be referencing here, but I feel the need to comment on the Pluto-is-no-longer-a-planet issue in "real life." (Sorry, I know it's a bit off topic...) As an astronomer myself - one who grew up on Schoolhouse Rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolhouse_Rock
, for those of you unfamiliar with it) and actually met the man who discovered Pluto - I gotta say that whole declassifying Pluto thing really sticks in my craw. I mean, yeah, I understand the reasoning, but demoting it to "dwarf planet"...
I suppose I didn't watch enough tv as a kid to have thought about combining those universes, but I certainly did it in my head with my books. McCaffrey's Pern, McKinley's Damar, Anthony's Xanth (gimme a break - I was, what, 11?)...
I'm finding this thread fascinating, though. If I didn't have so much on my plate already, I'd be trying to familiarize myself with all these SF universes I know nothing about (e.g.
, Space: 1999). Can't wait to see what else everybody comes up with!