Oh My God! My first blog. The first time I actually HAVE to have something to say. I mean I always have something to say but then isn’t that the curse of the internet? Too many people with things to say that, lets face it, are boring as hell and as insightful as staring at the bottom of a bucket. Not even a colourful bucket. Not even a bucket with interesting shaped gunk floating around in the bottom. Just a plain, clean plastic bucket. Although now that I think about what the internet really is, the bucket should probably have some sort of porn drawn on the bottom that you can access for $5.95 a peek. I rave.
But god damn it I was Dargo and I want a place to rant, rave, say stupid things, reveal my bad grammar, appalling typing, and my love for all things sci fi. So here we are!
Sci fi. Hmmm. Sci fi. For every single great scene I see in sci fi television, I see 10 crap ones. This isn’t me being clever and saying I could do it better. God knows I’ve been a part of some great sci fi but I also know I’ve been a part of some real crap!!!! The one thing that this has taught me is that there can be no formula when it comes to creativity. Everyone working on Farscape was talented, insightful, hard working – full of energy, ideas, knowledge and passion. This is the reason we created a great show. Yet we also stuffed up sometimes. In hindsight, or from the outside, some of the decisions we made were obviously dreadful but at least our hearts and talents were in the right place – and we can all agree – we had more wins than losses.
So I thought I would dedicate my first blog here at LiveSciFi to my “Simcoe’s Laws of Great Sci Fi ”
- Aliens rock, but aliens who are complex characters rock harder. A simple set of pointy ears on a complex character is infinitely more interesting than a 5 hour make-up job on a walking cliché.
- No matter how far away the galaxy is, it must relate to our present day lives here on earth. We have to care right?
- The best idea wins, not the most CGI. Repeat a thousand times.
- Sci fi fans reward bravery and diversity. This is the place to be brave, sexy, controversial and genre breaking. The sci fi shows that create “sci fi” in its infinite varieties of cliché are the reason we have so many crap episodes of sci fi film and television.
- Wrestling is not sci fi. Wrestling in sci fi = good. Wrestling on Sci Fi = bad.
That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll add to this list over time. Feel free to create your own lists on the boards. We may even “appropriate” (read – steal) the best ones to add to this list.