“Voyage of Discovery” THE STARLOST Ep. 1 – UFTA 002

Ben is joined by sci-fi novelist and podcaster Adam David Collings to talk about the pilot episode of THE STARLOST, “Voyage of Discovery” by Cordwainer Bird (which was intended to be called “Pheonix Without Ashes” by Harlan Ellison).

Along the way, they chat about Robert Heinlein’s book UNIVERSE, Red Dwarf, some Star Trek, and a little Doctor Who.

This episode’s primary Big Idea is generation ships, but they also get into the differences between Ellison’s original script and the rewritten script.

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One response to ““Voyage of Discovery” THE STARLOST Ep. 1 – UFTA 002”

  1. Jessica Joiner(Alexandra Gilchrist) Avatar

    So I watched this episode ahead of time to be prepared. About halfway through, I’m like “Pfff, this isn’t so bad. It reminds me of the classic Buck Rogers show I watched as a kid!” Then I looked it up and found out that Buck Rogers show was on the list of worst sci-fi ever as well, LOL.

    TBH, it shows very real promise. The biggest issue with this set up episode was that it’s REALLY slow. Also… Amish in Space is a very strange direction to go. ROFLOL.

    And now I may be hooked.

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