Another milestone reached

I'm happy to say that I have now contributed an article to that supreme productivity-reducer, the TV Tropes wiki.

I've done little edits there in the past, but never had the chance to create an article. But a couple of days ago I noticed that they didn't have an article on one of the staples of sci-fi TV and movies: The Ridiculously Dense Asteroid Field.

So I made one. It's already been considerably improved by other users.

6 Responses to “Another milestone reached”

  1. RichVR Says:

    Damn you. I started reading this post two hours ago. But then I saw this interesting hyperlink...

  2. Jax184 Says:

    Don't feel too bad. Many an otherwise sensable person has been sucked into the never ending pit of

  3. chiefnewo Says:

    Here's something even *more* ridiculous than half the tropes on there: my company has apparently decided that is "Adult Entertainment" and has blocked access! Grrr!

  4. pompomtom Says:

    And you're just in time for the asteroid field scenes in the new Stargate: Atlantis!

  5. Daniel Rutter Says:

    Yeah - that was actually what made me think of it.

    They'd been talking about the city's sublight engines, and then suddenly they were going to graze the edge of this asteroid field, so I hoped someone would decide to do a small sublight engine burn to nudge their course out a bit further and maybe miss the asteroids altogether... but it was not to be.

    The Stargate series are usually pretty good, plot-hole-wise. Often one character will suggest a Star-Trek-type solution to a problem only to be shot down mercilessly by someone else (almost invariably Rodney McKay, in Atlantis). Lazy Star Trek script devices - like deus-ex-machina escapes powered by Treknobabble - are pretty rare in the Stargate series.

    But some dumb sci-fi tropes are apparently too powerful to escape.

  6. Changes Says:

    Heh heh. I too made edits there, and even two actual articles. One is Helicopter Blender, the other... I cannot remember.
    Such is my memory.

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