"Captain, we appear to be stuck here on Earth!"
"Nonsense, Lieutenant. Science fiction would be nothing without fast and cost-effective space travel!"
"I'm afraid that's precisely what's happening, Captain. It appears we are stuck here… forever."
Zach bears bad news for the future of spacefaring science fiction, delivering as lighthearted a commemorative eulogy for it as possible. But Zach is merely the messenger, and somebody must bear the news… the real Villain - the Devil who damns several whole genres of science fiction to the domain of impossibility - is the very Speed of Light which we've made such good use of in the past two centuries.
Listen to find out why!