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The mad science laboratory
of a screenwriter & consultant



Sunday

Rules

Tasha Robinson over at A.V. Club makes a very good point about the internal logic necessary in genre films, particularly science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/why...

In these genres, the fundamental realities of a world can be anything imaginable: There can be wizards, or dragons, or intergalactic spaceships, or time travel, or dragon-wizards in time-traveling intergalactic spaceships. Nothing can be assumed. Which makes it mighty easy for authors to cheat by changing the rules whenever it’s convenient to the plot: 
“Oh, did I not mention that dragon-wizard time-travel spaceships are sentient and can crossbreed to produce baby spaceships? Well, they can.”

Worth a look.