Do We Really Need Another Geek Culture Site?
That's the question that's prevented me from starting this blog sooner. The internet is rife with geek movie sites, comic book sites, sci-fi sites... everything's been done. So why bother with another one? Then again, where would pop culture be today if everyone had given up because it was "done before"?
What if Joss Whedon passed on Firefly because Star Trek had already done the "Wagon Train to the Stars" thing? We would have been robbed of such classic moments as Wash playing with his dinosaur toys on Serenity's nav console, hearing "The Hero of Canton" for the first time, Jayne proclaiming "I'll be in my bunk", or hearing the word "whore" used more times in a sci-fi setting since Barbarella. The Simpsons would never have seen the light of day if Matt Groening hadn't decided that The Flintstones could be done another way. Imagine a world where the phrases "Don't have a cow, man", "I've wasted my life", and "The goggles... they do nothing!" have no resonance. Without Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of a scientist who unlock's his darker side, The Incredible Hulk never gets bombarded with gamma rays. Without Flash Gordon, there's no galaxy far, far away. And without The Fly, no Mansquito. Will this site be Star Wars, or Mansquito? Who knows. That's for you to decide. But I promise you, if it turns out to be Star Wars, Han will always shoot first.