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Teenie-tiniest spoilers – only for the food that’s briefly shown in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens!

If you’ve seen it, you may have noticed the food items that Rey earns for her scavenging, and then prepares and eats in her ramshackle, ex-Imperial Walker, home.  Those little vacuum sealed packets, or ‘portions’ as Simon Pegg’s character Unkar Plut calls them, are salvaged military ration kits which contain two foods – Veg-Meat, and Polystarch.

'Portion' description from the Star Wars visual dictionary, showing the octagonal, shrink-wrapped, scavenged military ration pack.

Reference for the ‘Portions’ seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I am a huge fan of sci-fi food, so of course, ever since I saw these, I knew I had to somehow make them.  My adventures with creating my Version 0.1, follows… Continue reading

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Corridor from the episode "The Impossible Planet", 10th Doctor, all rights BBC.

Corridor from the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Planet"

Over at the Den of Geek, Martin Anderson once wrote of his love of Sci-Fi movie corridors, and mentioned that normally that sort of confession got him crickets and tumbleweed.

Well, Sir – I too love a juicy slice of sci-fi corridor!  Those seemingly inconsequential, often ignored, portals from scene to scene – that connective tissue that serves to further underline that THIS is actually connected to THAT, and not just two places lost in time and space (like London Underground stations). Continue reading