SCI-FI WEEK #4: Wear your influences on your sleeve

Captain Gallant wiped the sweat from his brow and grimly set his ship’s phase-guns to ‘kill.’
‘This is it, Fumblebot,’ he muttered to his loveable robot sidekick. Fumblebot replied with a series of whistles and beeps that were unintelligible to anyone else, but Dash Gallant seemed to understand.
‘That’s right, Fumble, old pal,’ he laughed. ‘It looks like we’ll be breaking the Star Corps Prime Instruction again. Still, better to be out here, where you can see your enemies clearly, than back at base, wondering who’s a Zyclon agent and who’s not.’
Just then, three Mhal-Evol’Unt warbirds dropped out of hyperwarp. Dash felt the adrenaline pumping through his body. He tried to breathe deeply, remembering what his mysterious Space-Zen master had taught him. Then, having attained a steely clarity, he was ready.
‘May the power be with us,’ he said.


  1. All that's missing is a time traveller with a British accent, a spunky female accomplice and a robotic dog... :D

    Hey, this would also make for a nice game - Who Got All The References?

  2. Spambot is not happy Captain Gallant chose that idiot Fumblebot instead.


  3. We in Torchwood will be looking into this suspect activity.

  4. Star Wars, Star Trek, and I think Buck Rodgers, even if not; 2/3 ain't bad.

  5. I caught Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica.

  6. Now if only Fumblebot were "feeling very depressed right now."