Before I even started this blog, I would occasionally pose a SyFy Question of the Day to my facebook friends. Sometimes, it was directly related to what I was writing, and I really did want some input to help me decide what direction to take with the story. Other times, it was purely fun.
Here’s one of my favorites, from July 2011:
SyFy question of the day: So, mega-corp has found/terraformed an earth-similar planet, and has a reliable spaceship to take a large number of colonists. They leave in two years. I’ll go IF _______
Tyler: I can fly the ship.
Emily: I get paid well
Geri: I get a percentage of all mineral rights
Zoe: I get a guaranteed ‘land’ grant.
Bernard: I can sing “I’ll take you home again Kathleen”
US_Nessie: @Tyler: fat chance @Emily: good point @Geri: smart thinking @Zoe: planning ahead
@Bernard: that’s my favorite answer! But you can’t actually take Kathleen home with you again.
Bernard: That’s the saddest part. “No party tonight”
US_Nessie: OK, Tyler, you have two years to get qualified to fly a starship!
Tyler: :oD WILL DO!
Kevin: How long is the voyage, and can I bring a tape of the “wheels on the bus go round and round” set to continuous replay
Alan: I’ll go if you go. You wanna go, eh? Please?! I can’t go if you don’t go and I really wanna go 😦
US_Nessie: @Kevin: tape is not allowed. Nor CD, nor DVD. You MUST buy it on Blu-Ray because the powers that be insist that everyone do so! @Alan: OK. They must accept all friends and family who want to go too!
Post Script: I’ve wavered back and forth about the whole SciFi vs SyFy thing for a long time. Saving just one little letter in a tweet isn’t really saving much, and the Polish translation is a really strong argument against SyFy! I’m not one to make changes lightly. But I think that, at the end of this year, along with other structural changes I might make to the site, I will change SyFy Question of the Day to the name SciFi Question of the Day.
Joe will be happy.
The previous SyFy Q of the Day is StarFleet Karaoke
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The next SyFy Q of the Day is The Abandoned Planet