Welcome to Volume 2 of Elevating the Genre! This is where we follow theme months for a full year. October is Sci-Fi trope month and we kick it off with the mother of all Sci-Fi IP’s: Star Trek (it’s in it’s 50th anniversary and the new show Discovery has dropped).
This new format will allow Dom and Christopher to dig into things on a much deeper level and allow ideas to cross-over from episode to episode. So come along for the ride folks! First up is the Prime Directive, post-capitalist Utopia, techno-babble, and it’s ilk… and Christopher makes up a Star Trek term that he is CONVINCED is a thing… but it is NOT… wait for it… wait for it…
(No, this isn’t it… but this is Patrick Stewart in Lifeforce getting puppetized and drained of blood… fuck you, it’s Halloween… we need this kinda thing.)
Christopher can find NO proof for his Mulgrew story (and in fact it might’ve been the fact that Genevieve Bujold was cast and then left), however, here is a thread backing up his Roddenberry humanoid alien rule:
Stuff we are talking about:
Vertigo Comics: http://www.vertigocomics.com
Wings and Magneto and Titanium Man: watch
Rocky Raccoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nktOEkrAD8
Dom’s a co-writer on Superpowerless dropping on VOD next week!
Next Week: Blade Runner (remember, we are NOT a movie review site, but we will chat about 2049, but NOT reviewing it).
Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post
As always our music is provided by: N~eyes here’s his website: www.n-eyes.be
Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature):
And more US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://www.realityplus.org
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic