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- Ludwig Van Hammersley (single appearance)
- Ghost (single appearance)(projection)
- Will Weir (single appearance)
- Breckenridge (single appearance)
- Ned Ludd (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(deceased)
- Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)
- Uncle Nat (only time mentioned)
- Southern California
- Fred's ascot
- Non-static booties
- Van Hammersley's Super-Superconductor
- Vending machine
- Holoprojector chip
- Velma's laptop
|Will Weir||To steal Ludwig Van Hammersley's research.|
|Ghost hologram projected by Will Weir||To trick Fred into breaking the Van Hammerlsey's Super-Superconductor's glass box and steal it for himself.|
- Fred plays video games such as Street Fighter and Tomb Raider.
- None known
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- Presumably, Breckenridge had a hand in Weir's scheme.
- Since the ghost is a hologram, how did Weir expect to steal Luwig's invention? He must have had Breckenridge or someone else waiting to steal it for him, or he may have intended to take pictures of Ludwig's research.
Bob Fingerman in the next story creates humorous misfortunes through the stretching out of the Mystery Machine's slow death, and he also injects originality in the story by making Freddie the usually competent, grounded and happy detective the unwitting dupe. The attack on Bill Gates though certainly obvious none the less captures a weasel-like dependence on theft that rings true, and Mr. Fingerman doesn't make the mistake in over-stating the Luddites' effects on the industrial revolution.
Joe Staton once again handles the artistry. Notice how Velma's cousin while bearing a resemblance to Velma does not become Velma. Velma though a plain looking young lady when compared to the delectable Daphne, still bears a feminine poise. It would have been very easy for the artist to simply copy Velma and turn her into a man for the visual characterization of the cousin or disguise less accomplished artwork by changing Velma's visual characterization to make the cousin look different.