We know what Max is doing on the road of fury but do you ever wonder what everyone else is up. Well wonder no more as we journey to world almost done where the remnants of humanity or about to force themselves into extinction over bureaucracy and finances….
He choked back a response giving her time to take it all in for herself. It was hard to judge time hanging in the dark but his mind told him that she grasped it all a lot quicker than he had done so.
“There’s an emergency access shaft at the rear of the bridge. Have we heard anything from the rest of the ship?”
Blake was comforted slightly by the worry in that last question. Seeing the fear twisting and turning inside of him present in another reassured him that he wasn’t alone. His silence answered her question.
“What about anyone else?” she asked looking around the bridge.
Again only silence followed. As someone starting out on the path to the captains chair Blake figured he should say something even if it was only to answer the basic questions presented to him but he couldn’t find a thing to say.
Due to the Sun, Moon and stars it was darker inside the ship than out. The only illumination was the steady beat of the warning lights casting a red watchful gaze over everything. It was this light that caught on the breath of those still living. The breath that hung like clouds in the cold, dead, air. The breath that for some was the only mark between the living and the dead. Some hung among the destruction and debris while others were lodged away secure in an often, literal, death like grip. Blake Burton was neither. He hung like a fish on a line, snagged on the smashed screen of the tactical station his left arm through the glass; clothes and skin punctured by metal and wire. Every twitch, as he floated there, sent pain through his body and when the occasional charge ran through the system that too lanced up and down him meaning he was the first on the bridge and, as far as he knew, on the ship awake.
Or just Darkside as it’s known here in the UK prompting many a family guy joke to be had while stood in the DVD aisle of Tesco with some melting ice cream and a loaf of reduced bread. So is there any more to it than that? Well the only way to find out is strap in for a magic carpet ride to the dark side of the moon in……………………………
Before Hulu can get the ball rolling on their own classic, speculative sci-fi and market their own book to telly series for those after a bit more than blood and tits I thought I’d put forward my own thoughts on where their story goes wrong. No I haven’t seen the show, yes I am going off the book so yes chances are this may be full of spoilers but no it shouldn’t affect anything major in ……………….
We start with an orbital skydive straight out of Star Trek and end with ‘The Planet of the Apes‘ but the question is, what do we have in the middle?
Oh yeah Spoilers, by the way, for…………………………………………………….
Okay, so we’ve covered the basics of the roguelike now let’s see where we can take it. FTL follows the basic idea of a roguelike game, always pushing on through randomly generated locations unsure of what lurks around the corner. The difference is that this time you control a small crew aboard a star ship, jumping from sector to sector, travelling from star system to star system; trading, doing quests and trying to stay one step ahead of the oncoming tide of war ships hot on your tail. Continue reading
H+ the digital series is so named due to being about the “advancement of humanity” or creating a human plus and because it is a web or “digital” show available on youtube. It is set twenty minutes into the future and carries on the tradition of the march of technology in particular the onslaught of smart phones. See the world today is so small and so fast that we can longer afford to leave our computers; instead we have merely shrunk them down and laden them with games we would not normally bother playing. However for some this is not enough, in the time it takes you to lift your phone from your pocket the contract could be lost and so we have now placed them on our wrist like an old sci-fi video communicator except without the live video option, though I’m sure that’s coming in the next model. But for some this is not enough just think of all that effort and time wasted lifting your wrist up to eye level and so we have begun to strap them to our faces.’ H+ the digital series’ imagines a future one step beyond where we have injected them into our very bodies. Continue reading