In this episode of Hip Squared, we balance the high and low brows of science fiction. Troy talks about Foundation, the first book in the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. This recommended beach read became Troy’s portal into a galactic empire on the edge of collapse. It also helped form some basic sci-fi conventions, especially for stories set in outer space. The story focuses on a visionary prophet who marries science and mysticism to guide civilization into a less dark future.
Then John talks about Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, a Canadian-American sci-fi television series from the late 80s. Like a low-budget live-action cartoon, this series has a rough around the edges production style with lots of lasers and explosions. It’s a story of good and evil about humanity’s bravest survivors. Struggling to be a beacon for good on Earth, Captain Power and his Soldiers of the Future are beset on all sides by CGI monsters, dastardly villains and hostile robots. It can now be seen on Night Flight TV.
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