Nov 6 2009

Article I: In Which The Impossible is Explained

This is Space.  Science-Fictiony yes?

The moderators at Two Film Geeks have foolishly given Fil his own space to talk about whatever his heart desires.  But what is the cost of so much freedom?  Fil asks you what you would choose if given a completely open forum to talk about whatever Fil wished.  ANSWER IN FIL’S COMMENT BOX.

Fil has decided to write about Science Fiction.  A glorious subject, to be certain.  But, where to go with this subject?  An exhaustive study of the history of Science Fiction?  Boring, to be sure.  An analysis of the genre’s impact on filmmaking?  BAH.  Should Fil just tell you what Fil thinks about Sci-Fi?  Do the masses care what Fil thinks?  OF COURSE THEY DO!  But this is not what Fil would like to write about.

I’m going to stop talking in third person now because the novelty has worn off.  But “What,” you ask, “What did you choose to write about?”  Well, it took me a good couple of months to come up with the idea for my own personal column.  I went through tons of ideas, all pertaining to Science Fiction, none of them particularly interesting or amazing or even close to exhaustive.

Exhaustive, you say?  Yes, I would like to give you readers some sort of information about my passion.  Something educational and entertaining which will later be shamelessly published into a book and placed in bookshelves next to An Exhaustive Guide to the Kama Sutra or something of the like.

Enough babbling.  What I chose to do was encompass all of those things into one magnificent article – coming at you weekly.  That doesn’t sound so hard, I hear the critics and assholes say.  I agree with you.

EXCEPT I’M GOING TO DO IT FOR EVERY SCI-FI FILM EVER MADE.

Yes, I am going to do 1(one) film a week for the rest of my natural life to bring you an incredibly subjective, sometimes informative, hopefully entertaining article on some piece of science fiction celluloid.  In order to keep myself sane, there will be somewhat of a structure to this endeavor.  Hopefully I will be able to do a film from a different decade every week, starting with the pre-1920s moving up through our current year of 2034.  I may choose to leave out a few decades at the end, as I assume this will be published to the internet in 2009 and beyond.

As for the movie choices, sometimes you’ll get 2001, sometimes you’ll get Battlefield Earth.  Sometimes you’ll even get something that you didn’t quite equate with the Sci-Fi genre.  Sometimes you may not even get an article at all.  Sometimes I may just post pictures of myself in a Bumblebee costume playing with Transformers.  This series is going to try to blow your minds.  This series is going to invade other lesser articles.  This series…is going to divide by zero.

The point is, I hope this series of articles entertains as well as educates as well as destroy.  I’ll definitely take requests as well, and put them into the cycle of never ending science fiction goodness.

If at any time you disagree with something I have said or will say or might say, I heartily encourage you to chime in at the bottom of the page to let me know what you’re probably wrong about and allow me to either ignore you or take into thoughtful consideration your silly comments.

I would also like to close this article with a rendition of the national anthem.  Please rise.

God save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen,

God save the Queen:

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen.

O Lord, our God, arise,

Scatter her enemies,

And make them fall.

Confound their politics,

Frustrate their knavish tricks,

On Thee our hopes we fix,

God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,

On her be pleased to pour;

Long may she reign:

May she defend our laws,

And ever give us cause

To sing with heart and voice

God save the Queen.

Im not British.

I'm not British.

See you suckers next week ~ back link check find domain owner . Catalan to English dictionary .

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