Tuesday, March 03, 2015

[bxbxpwcy] Sublight starship

At first, it seems like a typical sci-fi show with our heroes traveling among the stars in spaceships.  Then it is revealed they do not have faster-than-light transportation technology: their voyages actually take tremendous amounts of time.  The characters appear not to age because they have made huge improvements in longevity; they are all actually (say) thousands of years old.  That they have solved aging explains why these old characters are played by young, good-looking actors (of course).

Years might go by between scenes.  Completely elided is the monotony of the thousands of years in which nothing happens.

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