My love affair with sci-fi began with the original Star Trek episodes. "Trouble with Trebles," was my favorite. Then came Lost in Space (completely lame, but sometimes I still mimic that crazy robot going "danger, danger, danger." You must flap your arms when you say this, BTW.)
There was the brief "Battlestar Galactica" binge ... seriously I know people are still way into this one but I can't even remember what it was all about. The long running obsession with Star Wars (which ended with the Clone Wars, thank you very much ... not to mention Leia remembering her mother in "Return of the Jedi" only to have said mother die in child birth when [whoever] made the "first three."
*sigh* I was disillusioned for a while after that one, I'll tell you.
When Star Trek re-invented itself I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I mean, yeah, I could probably be Chris Pine's mother, but had they lined up every guy on the planet from here to the moon they could not have selected a better Captain Kirk. IMHO he's better than the original.
Avatar. Need I say more?
All along the way I've given in to pretty much every sci-fi series NetFlix lists (even the really weird ones) though Continuum remains my favorite. If they'd just finish the thing. Not to mention the endless sci-fi reading, from Jules Verne (super hard to get through, just so you know) to The Killing of Worlds (Scott Westerfeld rocks).
I guess what I'm saying here is that loving the genre the way I do, I do my best to contribute. My newest WIP is my best so far ... I hope when I release it later this year that you'll think so too :-)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
|under my bed ....|
My favorite childhood nightmares were those involving dinosaurs. In some nightmares, the dinos would be under my bed. In others, the dinos would get bigger and bigger and bigger until they turned white, cracked like old pottery and fell apart. In the worst nightmares I would wake up right before the dinosaur ate me. I think it goes without saying that all kids have nightmares about something ... what were yours?