Channel Recommenation: The Dave Cullen Show

The YouTube algorithm has its misses, but it wouldn’t be the second most powerful search engine in the world if it was made of suck. One of its recs to me over the last year was The Dave Cullen Show, featuring a British host who posts somewhat regularly–if not on a schedule–and has sensible, entertaining breakdowns on the state of pop culture.

Dave doesn’t limit himself to just that, though. He’s big in the tech world, and runs a website at http://www.ComputingForever.com. Caveat, I haven’t checked out the site itself, I just know him through his YT videos, and I back him on SubscribeStar.

Here’s his most recent vid on the state of corporate Star Trek products, namely the new Picard season.

What makes a story truly land for me

Long story short: you need a big question, or a big concept.

Every time I come back to this scene ag the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the strength of the concept is just superb.

Q tells Picard that exploration isn’t a physical thing, limited to the five senses. It’s exploring existence and opening your mind up to the seemingly impossible.

That’s where faith finds its place in the universe. I love this exchange. I hope that when I tackle story ideas of my own, I’m able to succinctly describe big truths and concepts like this.

It’s what makes truly good art.