Space is big. The Voyager probe, launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, took 36 years to leave the Solar System. It is the furthest human object from us, and it is still in our neighbourhood. Even the radio waves we sent into space
We were planning a happy and light Christmassy episode but since we were looking at 2016, the conversation soon took a turn for the worst. We talked about penguins, Brexit, conducting putty, special snowflakes, the star of Bethlem, and Rudolph’s problems!
One of my biggest pet peeves about sci-fi universe building is the lazy approach in building alien civilisations. We often see the trope showing one world, one climate, and one language. Given the variety that our planet has to offer under any aspect it is