With the rise of online dating, our culture has veered sharply and suddenly into a period of lust for the shallow and the absurd. People of all ages and brain sizes consider jigsaw matchmaking of self-supplied speculated social and spending habits as etched in ethereal stone - that it could literally be this easy, to just punch a bunch of plastic keys (like I'm doing now) and have a 'soulmate' show up next day knocking on the front door like FedEx. Grail-order pride on a grand scale. Television commercials are beriddled with testimonials about quote-unquote successful relationships of the spare change of a few years that are at best one-in-decamillions themselves, with little offered in the way of failure statistics, since, conveniently, when relationships fail, most young people 'never again' want to see, hear from, or speak to a person they only months earlier committed the classic amateur's blunder of assuming was the be-all end-all of men or women everywhere. In a planet of seven billion humans, with a mind that cannot wrap itself around a number of anything even one thousandth that size, I ask, Are you serious? Failing to recognize that no relationship stands the test of time without work, without frustration and misunderstanding; that what it is that keeps two people together for the long haul cannot be summed up by how well their 'pieces of momentary me' fit together, but how willing they are to look beyond each set of flaws at the treasure of good in each other as worth slaying a dragon a day for the sake of, is a gargantuan-grade problem facing our species. And yet it happens over and over and over again, all over the world everywhere. Even now, this minute. Someone somewhere is excited about being underappreciated by another for the person she doesn't need to perform to be.
This project aims to highlight the cheaplasts regime of human courtship through the lens of the future, where a lonely man courses through the galaxy on a spaceship in search of his Truelove, his Forechosen One, a creature of indeterminate age and uncharted biological origin, supplied to his mind's eye by an autonomous computer construct known to earthlings as The Social Calculus, the end result of all online dating, which matches everyone on earth across a self-provided or -authorized personality spectrum scan spanning over fifty thousand character traits. Captain Phelix Holster remains a man apart, however, until one day when out of the night sky comes a faint transmission - the SoCalc reports a match has finally been found for our hero! And though he may not live to see his Forechosen and embrace...it..., and though he may not be physically capable of consummating the relationship with his alien love, he bankrupts himself and his family to blast off across the Milky Way at nine tenths lightspeed alongside a motley crew of miscreants and malfunctioning cyborgs, daring the odds and tempting fate to test his iron will hunting. Hunting for love out of a great and spreading darkness. Good morning, Security Officer You.
It is an honor to welcome you to the crew of The Reciprocon.
Risks and challenges
The first (pilot) episode is a real thing, and production is already underway. I am financing and producing it with great hope that it will garner such attention as warrants creation of a full three-season series. Creating a full season of a television show is a great feat, and all scripts have already been written.
Sometimes productions get delayed for numerous reasons - an actor or crew member might become ill or weather (a snowy day ruining an exterior or God forbid something along the likes of Hurricane Sandy). However, I will be insuring the production (myself, fellow actors, and all equipment), so that if a tragedy or delay does take place, we will be able to start production back up as soon as possible.
Please be confident that when this project is successfully funded you will get your rewards. Most rewards are in the form of credit, which is easily done in post-production. (You will also be getting credit on IMDB.) And, the Quantum Entanglement website is already underway. Also, the poster has already been designed, and I will have them printed as soon as this project has successfully been funded, and I will ship them each personally to your front door.
The only rule is the exception. With your help strong strides we will make together in the direction of togetherness.
May the Force be with you, always.
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