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"Today Is a Long Time Coming": Rocky tells Clay a tale of the original Challengers of the Unknown in a bar while he's waiting for his date to arrive.



Appearing in "Today Is a Long Time Coming"

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Antagonists:

  • Tyrannosaurus X (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • Xerons (Flashback only) (First appearance)
    • Inquisitors (Flashback only) (First appearance)
    • Zyrax (Flashback only) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Enochians (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • John F. Kennedy (Mentioned only)
  • Jeröen Klingsor (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • Richard Nixon (Mentioned only)
  • Phillips (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • Reeves (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • Major Straw (Flashback only) (First appearance)
  • Mr. Whitney (Flashback only) (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Today Is a Long Time Coming"

Rocky tells Clay a tale of the original Challengers of the Unknown in a bar while he's waiting for his date to arrive.

The Challs are called to the White House for a special mission: the space program has secretly launched a man in to outer space. Their mission is to assist eccentric former Nazi scientist Jeröen Klingsor in retrieving the astronaut Reeves. Once they leave the atmosphere, they are teleported onto the spaceship of hostile alien invaders. Klingsor claims to be the leader of the group and the Challengers are taken away by some guards where they encounter Reeves. Leader of the Xerons Zyrax interrogates Klingsor and finds that Earth stands no chance against an invasion, so he kills the scientist and prepares to destroy Earth.

Meanwhile, the Challengers have escaped their captors and snuck into the control room of the ship, where they manage to transport it to the Xeron home world. They manage to destroy the weaponry on the ship just as the aliens arrive on their trail. Before the two species can fight, two otherworldly gods appear and commend the humans for their courage and mercy. The Enochians are an advanced race who were testing if Earth is ready to join the community of space-faring worlds and they passed the test.

As Rocky finishes his tale, Sarah shows up for their date.



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