TGIF! And a perfect day for the kooky letter K!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your villain of the day is ...
Captain Kirk's old nemesis is a favorite villain for any Star Trek fan. A genetically engineered tyrant, Khan blames Kirk for killing his wife after being exiled on another planet which later exploded. Ruthless, but with a purpose, he implants mind controlling eels into his victims. Quite possibly Kirk's greatest adversary ever.
The actor who played Khan, Ricardo Montalban, had this to say about villains:
"All good villains do villainous things, but think that they are acting for the right reasons."
How you like them apples?? Right up the villain alley. And important for us to remember when we're crafting our own villains.
And for your setting:
And it's out there somewhere, right? A little to the left, yeah, that's it. What's great about K-Pax is that it's fully fictional, yet presented in such a believable way.
A few interesting tidbits about K-Pax:
* It's over 1K lightyears away
* K-Paxians are able to travel through advanced light teleportation technology
* The family unit doesn't exist on K-Pax but they all learn from each other
Goes to show you can make your world anything you want it to be. K-Pax offered me a bit of inspiration on my last story, The Desiree. What I like about the K-Pax concept, is that the planet itself is never shown, and there's very little special effects in the film. The screenplay requires imagination from the audience, and trusts us to get the picture.
The universe is enormous, and who knows what's out there?! Sure gets the wheels of my brain turning to dream up new settings.
How about you? What inspires your settings or villains, or stories in general? Hope your weekend is keen. ;)