Thursday, May 29, 2008

Space Disco Lives!

In Catherine Spangler’s SHADOWER, a passage refers to a ship’s engine as a “stardrive.” Now when I encounter such description, I experience a total doublethink reaction. (This has everything and nothing to do with the post title, so bear with me.)

One reaction is um, okay, creative license and all that, but I highly doubt NASA or its future counterpart is going to adopt the term when space travel evolves to the point we read about in books. As in approaching the speed of light, or FTL, warp drive, or anything else astrophysicists and their brethren prefer to call it.

The other is oh my, that is so romantic. It’s a Calgon-take-me-away moment. Just suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride.

In light of that observation, my dear passengers, I present the entertainment portion of the evening (courtesy of my otherworldly colleague Agent Z, a sleek, intrepid spy who hitches a ride here from time to time during her missions).

Our Master Chef is serving up popcorn & nut caramel clusters. For your viewing pleasure, here’s the video for the Sarah Brightman ballad “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper”!!

Doesn’t get any better than that. Now that you’ve seen it, what’s your doublethink response?

Joyfully yours,