marines, not many parallels last night, folks:
film quiz, but no sf films;
in a Smallville episode called "Prodigal," Lionel Luthor's other son, Lucas, showed up and turned out to be sociopathic just as, in A Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows, Dominic Flandry's only known son, Dominic Hazeltine, showed up and turned out to be working for Merseia.
But maybe this highlights something. Science fiction is an exercise in the imagination and, like all fiction, also deals with people. Thus, at least two kinds of parallels will be found. Between Poul Anderson's works and Smallville:
standard sf ideas like invisibility etc;
personal relationships, like between father and son.
Meanwhile, I have to find out what happens in a war in another timeline. What happens after those marines attack? One thing that does happen is that two Nantucketers kill a couple but rescue their baby.