ASCENSION frames mental illness as a dark and sinister force from the stars. It makes the behavior understandable on some level. The person you know and love isn’t doing these terrible things. It’s that dark entity. That thing.
Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction. Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt?
As I got closer, I noticed he looked pretty rough. Greasy hair, dirty sweat-stained shirt, muddy work boots. His face was gaunt and ashen. His eyes were sunken but wild, like he hadn’t slept in days.
“What can’t get out?”
He said nothing, just put down the hose, walked up to his door and held it open.
At some point, people are going to get bored of the same old characters, the same old dynamics, and stop going. But: the universe of STAR WARS is vast, deep and largely unexplored. I hope the success of ROGUE ONE will soften Disney’s view of what can work as a STAR WARS property and allow for new and exciting stories to be told in that galaxy so long ago and so far, far away.
We at Other Worlds Austin are proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Eric Harrelson! Eric is coming on board as a Programmer and Screenwriting Director. Readers of our blog are already quite familiar with Eric.
The Kelseios is equipped with a very sophisticated AI personality, which not only controls ship’s operations, but also three automatons that are responsible for the tedious and sometimes more dangerous tasks the crew cannot or will not perform. There is the possibility that this AI has malfunctioned.