If you don’t read Seasons of Tumult and Discord, then you don’t know that I along with Whiskey won their Futurist of the Year award. (I know you thought STD meant sexually transmitted disease. Get your mind out of the gutter.)
I would like to congratulate my fellow winner and Spearhead colleague Whiskey. He has been discussing the death of science fiction on TV in this part of the internet longer than I have, and he deserves this award too. This award would not have been possible without the efforts of many people. I couldn’t have done it without Brent Spiner (Star Trek The Next Generation’s Cmdr. Data) calling me an asshat or being viciously attacked by John Scalzi and Dan Savage. I also would like to thank the crazy chick who kept getting “rage blackouts” from my post and the hundreds (or maybe it was thousands) of women who all told me that I have a small dick.
In many cases a prophet is not recognized in his own time. I have been more fortunate as we can watch how quickly the SciFi Syfy Channel has descended into a den of wrestling shows, cooking shows, and other entertainment exclusively for women. This is part of how TV/cable channels are trying to resist the future which means the internet taking over the television system. Between that and the ideological bent of those who control the media industry, we will see more of this in the future where actual cable channels morph into copies of each other showing the same programming that is designed to only cater to females. Eventually, even the Weather Channel will succumb to this. Yes in the future the Weather Channel will change its name and stop reporting on the weather. Remember you heard it here first.
Once again, thank you for this award, and congratulations again to my co-winner Whiskey.