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This short story is a piece of fanfic for the apocryphal television show Schrodinger's Heroes, somewhat inspired by recent conversations with my audience regarding the Bechdel test. I got to thinking about how most entertainment gets a miserable Bechdel score, and how very much better this series would do...

Sample Conversation #1: Alex and Ash in the Control Room

"This wave function is fluctuating," Alex said, highlighting a portion of the display on her screen.

"Uh oh, I've got a yellow light over here," said Ash. Her hands swept over the control board.

"Which one?" Alex asked.

"Uncertainty principle," said Ash.

"Someone's tapping into our dimension again," said Alex.

"Can we lock them out?" Ash asked.

Alex tapped out a quick query to the computer, then groaned. "Not immediately; we need more power."

"Terrific. We haven't even finished catching all the sucker rats from last week's little mishap," said Ash.

"I'll notify Kay and Morgan to keep an eye out for intruders inside the Ring," said Alex.

Your Bechdel score: 33/33 points
Extra credit for women talking about science: 5 points

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Schrodinger's Heroes also has a menu post.

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Date: 2011-06-04 06:45 am (UTC)
order_of_chaos: Fanciful red spiral (Red Spiral)
From: [personal profile] order_of_chaos
Loved this! *grins* You're absolutely right - they'd pass with flying colours. Fantastic!

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Date: 2011-06-04 02:38 pm (UTC)
bethany_lauren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bethany_lauren
Awesome. I love this little slice of fic. The Uncertainty Principle light is really cool.

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2011-06-04 02:57 pm (UTC)
bethany_lauren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bethany_lauren
Heee. Exactly. Was that something that Ash came up with? Or that Morgan or Kay suggested that "Hey this would be a good idea?"

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2011-06-07 04:06 am (UTC)
bethany_lauren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bethany_lauren
Is one of the lights mauve?

I love that it takes all of them just about to work up the warning system. So. Awesome.

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2011-06-07 04:23 am (UTC)
bethany_lauren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bethany_lauren
Heee. That could be awesome. And lead to hilariousness in one of the Doctor Who crossovers - mauve being the intergalactic signal for danger among everyone but humans.


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