As usual and in no surprise to anyone how things happen in Sci-Fi films bears no resemblance (I hope) to how things would happen in a real mission.Picture the scene, long journey, excitable explorers wanting to get out and see what's there. To wait and carry out a survey is boring I mean come on … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Curse of Impatience
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
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
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
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!
I grew up with all the Sci-Fi greats Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 etc... What was the thing that made them great though? I don't want to say it was just the concepts, really it was about how these films made you feel. I still get goosebumps watching Darth Vader going about being evil in … Continue reading Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?