Friday, 21 September 2012

My Klingon for a horse...

If you're writing science fiction and running low on plot, it's not unheard of to dip into classic literature and... erm... borrow a story (I'm looking at you, Russell T.)

There are only so many plots, right?

Anyhoo, I was just about to go to sleep the other night when someone on Twitter started up  #SciFiShakespeare - a 'hashtag (or should that be mashtag?) game' with an irresistible combination if ever there was one.

As some of you are not on Twitter and so miss it's more fun elements, I have listed as I sometimes do here, some my favourites (some in the screen grab on the left, and some pasted below).

Do chip in with your own Shakespeare / scifi mashups in the comments below:

: My Klingon for a horse

But soft, what beast through yonder stomach breaks?

(Stolen from Spitting Images a long long time ago) To be not not to be, that is illogical Captain.

Close Encounters of the Richard III Kind

To take arms against a sea of tribbles and by opposing, end them…

And of course, not to be outdone, I came up with:
For in that sleep of Darth what dreams may come? and Don't Panic and let slip the dog of war!


  1. The clings and ladders of outrageous panty hose .....

  2. LOL! Someone told me once that there are really only two stories in the world ... A man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town.

    1. Hmmm, not sure about that. Unless it means inner journey?

  3. A fine example of what Twitter does best.

  4. One claw into the bleached U-bend, one claw....

  5. Too funny. I wish I could think of one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ha ha - you can have this - I thought of it too late!

      Scot, Spot and Two Smoking Tribbles!