For our first comic of Season 4 we felt it was about time that we tackled a staple of TV and cinema sci-fi: the corridor.
We’re big corridor fans, which may seem like an odd thing to say, but a good corridor can set the tone of a vessel or space station in a way that a normal room set can’t. I could wax lyrical about how the wide open corridors of the Enterprise in the original Star Trek or The Next Generation speak of large ships housing hundreds of people in relative comfort. Or how the claustrophobic corridors of the Nostromo in Alien were dark and strictly functional, supporting a small enough crew that they wouldn’t have to pass each other frequently. But to be honest the best thing I can do is point you in the direction of this masterly treatise: “In praise of the sci-fi corridor” – which should be required reading for any corridor fan.
G1: Come on! Down this way...
G1: Just a little bit further
G2: Do you ever get the feeling that we're just running down the same corridor again and again?
G1: Of course...
G1: ...we only had room for one section!
[Scene shows the Greys standing next to a single section of corridor inside a larger room]