Back in November I started the Voyage to the Stars Blogathon to coincide with the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. The twist was that this time you, the player, got to be part of the adventure by putting together your own interstellar expedition. I tried to make it a challenge but unfortunately I think I might have been a bit too successful in that area, so I did not get as many entries as I originally hoped, but I did get a few submissions from other bloggers who assembled their own crews. Also fortunately people stuck to the rules and I did not have to resort to disqualifying anyone for putting together an all-white, all-male crew. I'm keeping that rule in mind for any cast-a-thons I might run in the future so you'd better stick to it.
Anyway, here are the entries I have received for the Voyage to the Stars Blogathon.
- Over at Little worlds, our good friend Hohakey assembled an impressive team of astronauts and came up with the odd method of literally turning the ship and crew into beams of light. The fact that he figured out how to do that is sure to win him a Nobel Prize.
- Over at A Space Blogysey, Mariah M. assembled a team that included a real-life astronaut, an android, a little recognized character from Interstellar, and Jeff Goldblum. She also brought some actual science in and determined that an interplanetary voyage would be far more feasible instead.
- Over at Dell on Movies, Wendell Ottley assembled a team that included not one but two Starfleet officers (without breaking the rules) along with an animated character for a pilot along with a navigator and a doctor ready for anything.
- Finally, here at Hitchcock's World, I assembled a team that included a real-life hero at Mission Control, a science officer from an obscure 1955 science fiction film, and a medic that knows how to perform a c-section on herself (certainly a skill that could be valuable). They travelled to Alpha Centurai and discovered an extra-terrestrial micro-organism.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Perhaps if there's another big science fiction movie coming out sometime next year I can use it as an excuse to have another go at this. At the moment I've got one Cast-A-Thon I'm looking at starting in April that I think you'll enjoy. I don't have anything else planned right at the moment, but I am open to starting some other blogathons later in the year. If you have any ideas or are interested in doing a collaboration, feel free to drop me an e-mail and we can discuss it further. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this banner for my upcoming summer-themed Cast-A-Thon as a sneak preview to get you excited for what I have in store next.