You know, the GOOD science fiction, on the impossible voyage towards great discovery, there’s always an artist of some kind - sometimes it’s a writer, other times it’s a painter.
Inevitably someone asks the artist, “What are you doing here, on this fantastic voyage, amonst these scientists?”
And, equally inevitably, the artist responds, “These men can capture the facts and the figures, they can build our science thanks to their study; but they cannot capture the beauty, the mystery, the heart of the unknown. Bringing these magical sights and events back to the common man is what I am here for”.
Whenever I see things like this; I can’t help but think that that’s a great idea.