I’m a Trekker, a fan of the Star Trek franchise and especially TNG. Mr. Data inspired much of my writing and more.
“Universal law is for lackeys. Context is for Kings,” is a quote from Star Trek Discovery from Captain Gabriel Lorca. It is an understatement to say it is the inspiration of my entire sci-fi series.
One Quote Is One Series
When the news of Star Trek Discovery hitting the small screen spread, I jumped on the occasion to be its reviewer for The Geek Initiative. Glued to my television every Thursday, I needed to see what would happen next.
Of course, many thought the show to be too different than its predecessors and violated what it represented. But, it was my new sci-fi inspiration.
I watched Discovery with an open mind. I do understand why many trekkers disliked it just as well as I assumed why it attracted newer and younger viewers.
The look in itself was above and beyond any other Star Trek before. It pushed the boundaries of what it once was. The bold moves they made with the look of Klingons and daring to stain Starfleet.
Daring Sci-Fi Inspiration
Then, Discovery brought in an anti-hero captain who said one thing that would stick with me and inspire my science fiction series.
“Universal Law is for Lackeys. Context is for Kings.”
A New Inspiration In Sci-Fi
I was a fan of science fiction ever since I was a child watching Robocop. Yes, you read that right, a child. I even watched Terminator and Predator when still in the one digits.
My grandpa didn’t see the problem with me watching sci-fi movies with him. He just skipped what he judged too much for me.
Of course, those movies now come as PG for all I know. However, back then, believe it or not, Robocop was an R rated movie. It awakened something in me. The end might be the beginning. To me, it was a new sci-fi inspiration!
Those sci-fi movies often showed the end of something, someplace or someone, and marked the beginning of something or someone else.
Inspiration In Sci-Fi
Science fiction is the one genre that dares! It dares to shake the mind of those who watch or read. It threatens to go where no one dares to go. It brings out the taboos, stretch it, and put it in your face and rub it in.
Robocop alone taught me that our system is broken, not to trust the law enforcement blindly because many of them are part of the corruption of our society. It shows you that civilization is an illusion.
Terminator taught me, alongside Robocop, that one day, there won’t be a government, but a corporation.
Predator taught me that humans haunted themselves for so long that one day, it might be okay to keep a trophy and hang it on your wall. Why is that? Because there isn’t law enforcement left that are good enough to stop us from doing wrong.
Sci-Fi Inspiration of Hope
Then, Star Trek taught me that there might be hope for us after all. It’s hard to see it happen after all those movies and sci-fi history. But, good might win if we fight for it.
However, sci-fi and cyberpunk teach that no matter what happens, we lose in the end because we don’t pass the test of life: live to leave our planet and colonize another one before killing us all.
Star Trek dared say that we changed. It took WWIII, but we made it after wiping out two-thirds of the planet. In the end, they dared say we passed the test of life.
Star Trek is a sci-fi inspiration.
A New Sci-Fi Named Frankenstein
A decade ago, I had a science fiction idea for a series. Often, I would put it aside to write something else because I aimed for perfection. Science fiction is a subject that I cherish, and that holds a precious place in my heart.
So, I wanted to make sure that everything would be perfect. Everything happens for a reason. Now, we’re a decade later, and the introduction to my series, The Frankenstein Series book #1, Frankenstein, is out on Amazon.
I felt like I wasn’t good enough to write about an entire series based in a science fiction universe of my creation.
So, I decided to take courses to develop my knowledge about space and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. A Ufology and Astronomy class later, and here I am, now writing the fourth book of the series.
A New Inspiration
Just like Star Trek, I wanted to bring subjects that are still hurtful to this day, such as hatred, among other types of sensitive topics. Mary Shelley‘s novel Frankenstein’s Monster is the mother of all science fiction in literature.
I wanted to use the name and create one character who felt out of place, an outcast in a galaxy that is falling apart.
I read many novels, my favorite being Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I could lose myself for hours in horror and science fiction. Often I couldn’t find myself.
So, because it was in my favorite show that one of the captains said my favorite quote, I had to dare create something new because even if you’re scared, it doesn’t mean you’re not strong.
A New Inspiration
It took me a decade to make my science fiction dream come true. I created something that I am proud of and is dear to me. Now, The Frankenstein Series book #2 Under Animus made its entry in the Milky Way and #3 is in my editor’s hands. Frankie is everything I wish I could be, and a lot of me is in her.
Look out for her. She is coming with her story. The 21st century can never be the same. Welcome to my insanity.