Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bathroom Monologue: To Serve a SciFi Nerd

Step 1: find a SciFi nerd rabid enough to argue that Star Wars is Fantasy.

Step 2: suggest that Arthur C. Clarke’s third law means that Star Wars just has some micro-technology the aforementioned nerd can’t discern from magic. Comfort him/her by saying Captain Picard probably couldn’t tell them apart either, and that Star Trek’s Q was essentially a wizard, as were the aliens in Contact and Clarke’s own 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Step 3: persist until he/she coughs up blood and passes out.


  1. Oh pfft. Everyone knows Star Wars was a Western! Really now.

    Otherwise, yeah, good point. I mean, if you can make engineering diagrams from it, is it really science fiction?

  2. I snerfed my selzter and got bubbles up my nose when I read this.

    Thank you. ^_^

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  4. I deleted my first comment as my fingers went a bit dyslexic on me. Cruelty. A funny and cruel post. Thanks.


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