Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Ten Commandments of Sci-Fi

  1. Thou shalt not make every planet look suspiciously like Canada.
  2. Thou shalt not resolve all issues with technobabble.
  3. Thou shalt not wear a goatee just to signify you are evil.
  4. Thou shalt not cancel a sci-fi show before the writers have a chance to wrap up the story arc.
  5. Thou shalt not have midichlorians.
  6. Thou shalt not remake classic sci-fi that's less than 25 years old.
  7. Thou shalt not pretend that skin tight leather or PVC on a female character has any practical reason other than titillation.
  8. Thou shalt not write about cowboy hybrid cyber-monkeys and then claim you're not a sci-fi author.
  9. Thou shalt not have alien civilisations consisting of only one nation, with everyone dressing uniformly, having the same religion and speaking the same language. Especially not English!
  10. Thou shalt not use time travel to reboot or rewrite canon.

(Thanks to for these.)

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