SciFi Q of the Day: Channel the Genre Trope

SciFi Question of the Day: If you were in an Indiana Jones or Tombraider type scenario, faced with a long mysterious hallway you must traverse to get to the treasure, and the instructions on your treasure map said “Channel the genre trope,” what would you do?

Facebook Answers:

  Dave Mac Have the lady sing Lolita, setting off the traps on the path before me….

  Gwendolyn Wilkins Look for the remote ;P

  Brian Covault Tell my sidekick to go first.

  James Lucius Let’s see – that usually means darts or arrows from knee to shoulder level. So a slow prone-crawl down the hallway, (in case it’s a pressure activated spear trap instead), seems in order.

Google Plus Answers:

  Steven Garone  You run as fast as you can and shoot your guns into the void.

  Jason Fisk  Run like my arse is on fire. Or, send the guide in first to see if it really is dangerous.

  Moe Tousignant  Duck because I just set off a trap.

  Brittany Constable  Toss my hat down the hallway and somersault after it.

  Anthony Deaver  First thing I’d do is get a new map.

  AmyBeth Inverness  +Anthony Deaver You can get one in the gift shop on the way out, but you have to get through the mysterious hallway first.

Post Script:

This question was directly inspired by Michael R. Underwood‘s new book Geekomancy, which is coming out in July. I had pleasure of interviewing Michael last week. Question #4 tells us how to properly channel a genre trope. 🙂

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

The previous SciFi Q of the Day is Junkyard Wars

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The next SciFi Q of the Day is Time Traveler’s Naivete.

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4 Responses to SciFi Q of the Day: Channel the Genre Trope

  1. Ideas for next SciFi Q of the Day:

    Why does NASA have Daleks? (I have a picture to go with this)

    A portal has been successfully established to the Firefly Universe! You have a chance to go, but the catch is, the portal is owned by a TV studio. You have to spend six months in Jaynetown with the cast of Jersey Shore, filming a reality show, then you can make your own way either home or exploring the Universe. (Assume the time period is post-Serenity movie)

  2. Another idea…
    Can Vampires get tattoos?

  3. Pingback: SciFi Q of the Day: Time Traveler’s Naïveté | AmyBeth Inverness

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