Monday, November 17, 2014

Space Odyssey


Here is my contribution to the Voyage to the Stars Blogathon, John Hitchcock's very imaginative blog challenge inspired by the recent release of Nolan's Interstellar.

Here is my crew for my mission:

COMMANDER:


Janek - Idris Elba - Prometheus (2012)

He's the commander with a commanding presence but he still knows the importance of a sense of humor. "Try not to bugger each other." "Are you a robot?" Also, with his Christmas tree and vintage accordion, he's got character.

PILOT:


Victoria - Andrea Riseborough - Oblvion (2013)

She will make our crew "a perfect team"! She's attractive and very capable, in high heels or spacesuit.

NAVIGATOR:


Penny Robinson - Angela Cartwright - Lost in Space (1965 - 1967)

Well, she's classic, and she's had a lot of experience dealing with different planets, dimensions, aliens, robots, and weird doctors.

SCIENCE OFFICER:


Nadia - Antje Traue - Pandorum (2009)

She will be able kick mutant or alien butt if we get attacked, but she still looks sexy when she's covered with grime. She can keep plants and meal worms alive under adverse conditons.

MEDIC:


Cassie - Rose Byrne - Sunshine (2007)

She has that sensitive bedside manner that will soothe us through the long voyage, and she's not likely to vote anyone off the spacecraft if supplies run low.

ENGINEER:


Dr. Josh Keyes - Aaron Eckhart - The Core (2003)

He can fix anything, solve any scientific conundrum, and he can figure his way out of an inner-spaceship sunk at the bottom of the sea.

MISSION CONTROLLER:


HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Re-programmed, he has promised to be good. Risky, I know, but his voice will keep us calm in an emergency, and he's really smart!

PLAN OF ACTION:

Only light travels at the speed of light. Okay, so ship and crew have been transformed into beams of light although from the point of view of the travelers, fellow astronauts and ship are solid entities. How will we do this? No need to explain. This is science fiction.

Traveling at the speed of light, we can go far, where no man or woman has gone before. The mission is to find extraterrestrial life. Half the crew members believe they will find nothing; we are alone! The other half disagrees. We shall see!

STATUS REPORT:

We originally thought a 3 to 3 ratio of male to female passengers was essential. Then we decided the more sharp female thinkers the better. In order to defray possible partnering conflicts, we found women who would be more than happy to pair up and go in for a threesome with one of the two male crew members. Use you imagination as to who will trio up with whom.

3 comments:

John Hitchcock said...

That's a pretty good selection. I can't believe that I never thought to use any of the Pandorum cast for mine. You certainly managed to fulfill the necessary requirements for diversity.

I'm hoping to have mine up soon. I've just gone a little above and beyond with my own status report and it's taking a little longer than I expected to write.

Hokahey said...

Thanks, John. I look forward to it. This was fun. Haven't done a blogathon contribution in years!

Yes, Sunshine and Prometheus are more obvious sources since they are more recent and notable films, but they are damn good crews! I considered Fassbender's David for my Mission Controller or Science Officer. He has become just about my favorite character from a science fiction film.

Wendell Ottley said...

Very cool choices. I've never seen The Core. Might have to check that out. Lol on the status report. Must have been one hell of a job interview.