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Aaron Sorkin gave us Space Squid

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on February 13, 2006

Catching up on Sports Night, tonight, we were watching the season two episode “The Sweet Smell Of Air”, only to discover that Aaron Sorkin has been writing hardcore SF all along…

Isaac is reading what appears to be a copy of Discover, and starts rhapsodising to Dana about the exploration of the solar system – and the fact that squid will be genetically engineered to act as mules and the like for space explorers.

It’s a romantic thought, him sat by a fire, out in space, with his faithful space squid by his side…

(Must be getting on for one of the first references to space squid…)

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  1. razorsmile said,

    I could have sworn you’d mentioned this before.

  2. coalescent said,

    If he didn’t, I did. 🙂

  3. lamentables said,

    And some of discovered Sorkin’s space squid long before we discovered Live Journal 😉

  4. lamentables said,

    Also, Neill, how could you – having a Sorkin discussion when I was out of the country!

    *goes off in a huff*

  5. despotliz said,

    Did your Sorkin sense not start to tingle on December 30th?

  6. lamentables said,

    I think 8 hours at Bahrain airport is enough to kill even my Sorkin sense.

  7. razorsmile said,

    If he didn’t, I did. 🙂

    So I’m not schizophrenic, just senile.

    Very good then.

  8. coalescent said,

    What can I say? I was in the moment.


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