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John Carter Of Mars - The Grandaddy Of Sci-Fi

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You might know the Star Wars saga better than Yoda, but to truly classify yourself as a sci-fi super nerd, you need to know your John Carter Of Mars, front to back. Inspiring pretty much everything in the world of science fiction that came after it, Edgar Rice Burrough's tales of Barsoom and its inhabitants can be seen in any sci-fi you care to name. Want proof? You've got proof - in this handy checklist, no less.

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Superman Airship Battles Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Cross Alien Armies Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Cross Alien Interloper With Power To Change/Save Planet Tick Tick Tick Cross Cross Tick Complex Alien Eco-System Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Desert Setting Tick Cross Cross Tick Tick Cross Hot, Under-Dressed, Princess Love Interest Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Cross Made-Up Language Tick Tick Cross Tick Tick Cross Megalomaniac Opponent Intent On Ruling Everything Tick Cross Tick Tick Tick Tick Six-Limbed Creatures Tick Tick Cross Tick Cross Cross Superpowers Discovered On Another Planet Tick Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick Terrifying Beasties Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Tribal Natives Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Cross Warring Tribes Sharing One Planet Tick Cross Tick Cross Tick Cross John Carter
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