Yay – Sci-Friday – we made it! Let’s enjoy that time Gordon Freeman called into Coast to Coast AM to describe his troubles at the Black Mesa Research Facility. This might be confusing to you if you’ve never played Half-Life, but if you have it’s positively hilarious. Take a listen:
So yes, in case you’re wondering – this is a total prank. The anonymous caller stays in character as ‘Gordon Freeman’ throughout the entire call and George Noory falls for it hook, line, and sinker. ‘Gordon’ goes through all the Half-Life story tropes, the facility admin, Dr. Breen, his friend Barney the security guard, they’re working on ‘portal technology’ and ‘he can’t talk about it.’
As I’ve said before, ‘you don’t need a big budget or crazy amounts of detail. All you need is a simple ‘what-if’ scenario, and your story will often write itself.’ In this case, the ‘what-if’ was: What if Gordon Freeman called a radio show? Positively brilliant.
If you enjoyed this discussion, please feel welcomed to dive down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Have a great weekend! 🙂