Monday, May 14, 2012

Manic Miggsday #1--The Sci-Fi Two-Step

You know one of the signs of...ahem...hack science fiction is when their "imaginative" other world is just to do something exactly the opposite of our Earth ways. You know the type:

Picard: But Mr. Prosecutor, a man is innocent until proven guilty.
Prosecutor: Ah, but in our system, Captain, a man is guilty until proven innocent!!
Picard: But that's hearsay evidence. It's not allowed!
Prosecutor, Ah, but on our planet, hearsay evidence is allowed!!

No, I haven't forgiven A Matter Of Perspective for sucking so hard...

Anyway, with that in mind, let us explore what's going on over on our neighbor, Mercury:

See, you can tell it's science fiction...because their way is the exact opposite of ours!!'s going to be a long day, isn't it?

From Forbidden Worlds #42 (1956)

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