Looking at your avatar, Thom, got me thinking. You'll like THIS
! Strange that no one has ever done any more with that idea.
Whilst fan productions based on the Rocketeer would be out of the question because Disney did the movie and they NEVER allow anyone to play with their copyrights (don't get me started on this), I wonder if the Rocketman/Commando Cody
serials and TV series are in the public domain yet?
On an Indie note, whilst the idea of someone in a "rocket" pack, complete with flames shooting past his arse, landing on a hydrogen filled zeppelin would seem to be a recipe for disaster (as it was on the film The Rocketeer), what if some 1930's mad scientist invented a turbojet or hydrogen peroxide jet pack
? Not only would that open up plot possibilities for the jet pack itself, it would be compatible with a world of helium filled airships.
PS: Or perhaps he made a water powered jet pack?!?