Prompt: The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on its way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away.
With the phrase ‘a distant galaxy far, far away’ in the prompt you would think I would be straight into a little trip of fan fiction with Darth Vader. Well, briefly the battle of Trekkies v Star Wars characters sprang to mind. Wouldn’t that be epic? Kirk running around chasing after Princess Leia, Worf getting chummy with Chewbacca and who only knows what fuckery would go on between Hans Solo and Scotty as they try to repair their wreckages of star ships.
Given my love for both Vader and Jean-Luc Picard my heroic battle scene would end in a draw. Has that ever been done in sci-fi battles? Is it even possible? I am ending up with more questions than story and we all know what is going to happen next – in comes Spock in all his logical greatness and Alec Guinness as Obi Wan Kenobi chattering about some old ancient legend on the long-lost planet whatyamaycallit. It all happened so long ago no-one can remember the name of it. Well Yoda can, but he’s now a baby so can’t remember anything.
So ultimately, the biggest question of all should be one to George Lucas, why the bloody hell did you make Star Wars out of sync with itself? What are you trying to do, confuse us poor viewers by baffling us with time-warped sci-fi? Why?
©JG Farmer 2020