So, here’s the new format for Better Off Undead…
We’re going to talk about things we’re writing about in a way that readers will more enjoy, rather than the process itself.
We started off with a voicemail from James the magician offering to come onto our show to talk about the portrayal of “alternative spiritual practices,” which none of us had any thoughts on.
Which, led to a new feature on our show…
WHAT’S UP DAVE’S BUTT?
Dave was caught off guard, not having a topic to discuss/rant about. But was reminded of this Pat Robertson video, which set him off on a tangent.
This led to Sean asking Dave why the hell he watches The 700 Club if it makes him so angry?
WHAT’S WRONG WITH SCI-FI
Then we talked about the topic (and well before the halfway point of the show!)
Some of our pet peeves include odd lexicon which makes it hard to get into some stories, how some sci-fi makes everything all pretty and glistening and gadgetfied.
The appeal of sci-fi for us, however, is when authors/directors tackle thought provoking themes.
We also talked about our forthcoming Beam project which we’re going to write with some other authors, and may eventually open it up to anyone who wants to write in the world.
To view the video version of this episode, go to: Better Off Undead #39 – Our Various Problems with Sci-Fi