#3. It Was the Year the Mars Reality Show Started Casting
Almost 200,000 people have applied to be on the first team there, setting up equipment, testing soil samples for water, and presumably humping in the hydroponic chamber and then complaining about it during confessionals. Everyone who has applied already knows it’s going to be a reality show and, more importantly, that they are guaranteed to die someday 34 million miles from Earth. Jarringly, all the pretend astronauts with headshots seem fine with that. They either are extraordinarily brave or just want to be on television that badly.
"…When it comes to the world of superheroes, we only really seem that at their best, in their prime, vanquishing evil-doers left right and centre. But what happens when Captain America turns 55? Or Batman isn’t as flexible as he once used to be?…”
"…That’s the theme Andreas Englund startling photorealistic oil paintings . The immensely gifted Swedish painter has been creating different scenarios in the life of an Ageing Superhero , which is also the name of the series. From struggling at the supermarket to getting a genuine workout fighting off hordes of ninjas, it’s a fun, candid and tender look at a superhero who’s body has truly seen better days…"
My dad once pitched a series to me about an old superhero who’s going senile and is now more dangerous than helpful but no one is willing to put down a guy who made the world better for years and now only means well. That’s when I realized he was better at my job than me.