As we have been talking about for a few weeks now, ever since our producer found and started recording the show through a new interface, Chris and I have been consistently reminded of the iconic Thunderbirds TV show. This famous 60’s British super keen sci-fi adventure show featured marionettes and miniatures (yes, you read that right) as well as a ‘count down’ opening sequence (see here), and every time we get ready to record another sex-positive hour of news, opinion, interview, and moaning, Chris and I see big numbers come up on our screens counting down to when the interface begins to record.
Being the super-geeks, we are, of what else could Chris and I be reminded?
In speaking to Jay Moyes last week (although we recorded the show, we have yet to post; don’t worry, I’ll let you know when we do), I posed a question that Chris and I (and Jay) all pretty much know the answer to, but always seems to get people wondering: Why is science-fiction sex so often related? Jay offered a very good answer to this, what Chris and I believe actually, but gave some great examples we either had not considered and even some we did not know.
That’s what I have always loved so much about hanging out with science fiction fans. I always learn about stuff I have yet to delve into, even when I have delved into a lot. As much as two science-fiction lovers can sit and discuss all manner of props, actors, the minutiae of a show’s backstory, so Chris and I, and we realized Jay, could opine over the gooey specifics of how/where and most importantly, why sci-fi and sex are such comfy bedfellows.
I could list the many places to find this marriage, either subtle or blatant. And as Jay educated us, I could tie the sex/sci-fi connection in a neat bow with lots of examples. But Chris and I, and I am sure Jay as well, would be happy if you start looking on your own little lonesome; there is such great stuff out there, of the new and the old, in film, literature, painting, anime of how good old fucking, sucking and lots of kinks were either influenced by or influenced the naughty stuff you have seen, read or heard.
Happy hunting, it is well worth it, I assure you.