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Voyager Remix

2012-02-20 00:04:23.846279+00 by meuon 2 comments

I never watched much Star Trek Voyager, but I've been catching up on bad sci-fi space opera as background noise (via NetFlix). I found myself thinking that if I were Captain of a powerful starship, 75+ years from home, in need of food, energy, and everything else.. I'd find a hospitable planet with a less advanced population and take charge. Maybe a few planets. Forget prime directive, I'm thinking Jesuit style religious and cultural reformations ala the Europeans conquering the western hemisphere. Injecting religion, philosophy and technology as needed.

"Right thing to do"? I guess it depends on the perspective, But it was a twist in my head that made me realize how different the perspective in that series really is compared to our past.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-20 13:47:00.17338+00 by: jeff [edit history]

With all of the free time that I've had lately I've found myself revisiting some old science fiction movies and TV series.


War of the Worlds (1953) -- A classic. One of the best sci-fi movies of all time.

The Forbidden Planet (1956) -- One of the best sci-fi movies of its generation, including the introduction of "Robby the Robot," which was later used in the '60s TV series "Lost in Space."

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) -- A precursor to the '60s TV series bearing its name. The TV series was much better than the movie. I may actually build a 48" model of the original (8-window) submarine "Seaview" at some point.

TV Series:

The Outer Limits (1963-1965)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68)

Lost in Space (1965-68)

Star Trek (1966-69)

There was some excellent science fiction writing in the '50s and '60s, based on technologies known at the time and extrapolations from those. Of course, I have watched a lot of the newer stuff, but it has been very interesting to watch some of these old classics!

#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-20 22:38:15.932436+00 by: spc476

I found Max Headroom to hold up remarkably well. Well, except for the total 80s look to everything.