Science Fiction Concepts – The Great Artificial Gravity Problem

It's invisible, it's everywhere but in a very universal sense it's also nowhere to be found. We take it for granted like we take the air that we breathe and the sun on our faces becasue it's always there - it always has been and it hopefully always will be.For a long time it's existence … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Great Artificial Gravity Problem

Sci-fi Concepts – Where does Consciousness reside and can it be cloned?

Before I get onto this post properly this post contains spoilers for the last episode of Star Trek Picard. If you read this and haven't seen the end I will have ruined it for you. You have been warned. Star Trek Picard - Credit to CBS For those of you who saw it and for … Continue reading Sci-fi Concepts – Where does Consciousness reside and can it be cloned?

Science Fiction Concepts – Every Spaceship needs a Robbie!

On the back of my post on Uniforms and Space Suits it strikes me that there's something really Sci-Fi is missing or hasn't thought of - Robotics and automation. Why is this? Basically humans are not meant to live in space there really are very few environments that are so inhospitable to us. That's why … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Every Spaceship needs a Robbie!

Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

One aspect of science fiction that I think really needs looking at in many different stories and universes is the command structure. What do I mean by this? Surely any advanced space faring species would have a command structure that would reflect the society that they come from? Sure, but why does it have to … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

For those of you that don't know Star Trek Discovery is a new series in the the Star Trek universe brought out earlier in the year. Set just a few years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise I was originally quite disappointed with the concept and didn't think it would be particularly interesting. The … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

For as long as I can remember the Star Trek universe has been going. I grew up with the original series frequently repeated (as I'm too young to have seen it when it originally came out before any of you cheeky lot ask) and liking but not really understanding what Star Trek was all about. … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!

As I've been looking at concepts recently one thought has occured to me, spacecraft come in all kind of different shapes and sizes and there are different methods of driving them where the engines go and how they work but it kind of seems like one thing seems to stick. The pilot is always looking … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!