OWA's Hospitality Director, Debbie Cerda, sat down with Jerome Eugene Morrow, celestial navigator for the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation, prior to his departure for Saturn's moon Titan.
Debbie Cerda: Thank you for your time today Mr. Morrow -- I realize that you don't have much time before you head out.
Jerome Morrow: Uh… I don't really have a lot of time to talk at the moment.
DC: By all means, we don't want to keep you long. Just wanted to ask a few questions.
JM: Alright, but I really need to get on the spaceship.
DC: It's not the first time that you've made headlines -- you were a swimming star previously -- but then after your "less than stellar" performance at an international competition in which you only won a silver medal, you'd not been heard from. What made you decide to travel to the stars?
JM: It's been a life-long dream of mine.
DC: Really, after all those years of training as a swimmer and awards, wasn't that your dream?
JM: (stuttering) well, yes -- I suppose. But that trip out of the country gave me a lot of time to reflect on what I really wanted to do with my life.
DC: That's incredible -- so many people are valid for only one high-profile career, but you seem to have quite the wealth of genetic advantages. How fortunate to have such an impressive genetic profile. I hear there are some invalids who would break the law, and even kill for the chance to reach the stars.
JM: What are you implying?!
DC: Oh, nothing towards you -- don't you agree that invalids should be pitied, as they are heretics against our order of genetic determinism, and that de-gene-erates should be imprisoned?
JM: There's famous people who have succeeded despite genetic deficiencies, including Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln.
DC: Are you an invalid sympathizer? I mean, what about the discovery of in-valid DNA in your own building, during the murder investigation of your mission director?
JM: (stammering): That's of no consequence -- the murderer has been arrested.
DC: Why yes, but what about…
JM: (interrupting) I'm sorry, but I have to go. I've been asked to stop by Dr. Lamar's office -- probably to pick up my records.
DC: Understood. Thank you for your time, and safe travels!
As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is excited to present the Texas premiere of the SciFi thriller CAPSULE on Wednesday, September 21 (9:00pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Writer/Director Andrew Martin and Producer Paul Forrest will do a Q&A via Skype after the screening.
In the award-winning film set in the Cold War, a dysfunctional space capsule orbits the earth, losing oxygen, with a helpless British astronaut suffering hypoxia locked inside. With limited contact from his own team, he must turn to the deeply suspicious Russians and Americans for help, nations who don’t even know he’s up there.
One Man, One Mission, One Choice... Who will he Trust?
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