Swipe File: Justice League Rebirth And Doctor Who – And Possibly Mass Effect?
From Doctor Who, Matt Smith's first episode, The Eleventh Hour.
"Is this world protected?"
"Hello, I'm the Doctor. Basically run."
Oh and from the end of David Tennant's first episode, The Christmas Invasion, addressing the departing Sycorax.
"when go you back to the stars and tell others of this planet, when you tell them of its riches, its people, it's potential. When you talk of the Earth, then make sure that you tell them this. It is defended."
Well, from Justice League Rebirth #1 by Bryan Hitch, out today.
Hitch worked on Doctor Who, you know.
And possibly… might he have played a little Mass Effect?
The Reapers are a highly-advanced machine race of synthetic-organic starships. The Reapers reside in dark space: the vast, mostly starless space between galaxies. They hibernate there, dormant for fifty thousand years at a time, before returning to the galaxy.
These giant machines are ancient; their true name is unknown. "Reapers" was a name bestowed by the Protheans, the previous galactic power fifty thousand years before, and the geth refer to them as the Old Machines. In the end, the Reapers spare little concern for whatever labels other races choose to call them, and merely claim that they have neither beginning nor end.
The Reapers are the original creators of the Citadel and the mass relay network. These massive constructs exist so that any intelligent life in the galaxy would eventually discover them and base their technology upon them – all part of a scheme to harvest the galaxy's sentient life in a repeating cycle of purges that has continued relentlessly over countless millennia.
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