I’m going to tell you something that I don’t think you’ll believe: I’m an incredible nerd. I know: how could such a monument to concentrated sex appeal and charisma possibly indulge in fiction grounded in the fringes of popular media? I grew up loving Science Fiction (SciFi) and as an adult, I still love SciFi. Don’t believe me? If you’re ever bored and have three hours to kill, ask me about my advanced theory on the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
My love of SciFi started as a child watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I wouldn’t come out and call myself a Trekkie, but I get where their love stems from and I appreciate their passion for the subject. When you really think about what Star Trek is, it’s inspiring. Gene Roddenberry created a mythos about many peoples and species coming together for the common goal of exploring space and embracing innovation for everyone. The voyagers of the SS Enterprise existed in a time when no one lusted for money or power, no one needed for anything, and they went on expeditions for the singular purpose of betterment of everyone. It doesn’t stop there either. I was an avid reader of the X-Men comic books. In the pages of X-Men I learned equality, tolerance, acceptance, and to have a distaste for racism and classism. The X-Men, a fictional team of people who were different, taught me to be a man who had love for his fellow human beings and to welcome everyone into my realm of influence.Continue reading “My Favorite Science Fiction Tropes”