Meet Laser Jackson
Posted on October 23, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 24 Comments
You will want to see this important piece of art, by Joel Watson, this very instant.
For the record, 15-year-old me did not write a story with Laser Jackson as the protagonist. 44-year-old me, however, is soooooooooo tempted.
Do it. Please, please please do it.
Niiiiice. And yes, I clicked “this very instant.” Either a) I have become well trained or b) I really had nothing to do while waiting for the grill to warm up.
Teh 80s, it BURNS. Ow ow ow ow…
@Joe Mac: Or…Laser Jackson timecast you an advanced wave premonition of impending awesomeness from his Pirate Radio Space Station in the future which is actually the 80’s due to an unfortunate (but very cool) causality loop involving Kevin Bacon and a goat cloned from the DNA of John Hughes. I think we can all agree that’s the more likely explanation.
It’s the obvious sequel to Shadow War of the Night Dragons!
Sequel? Prequel! Laser Jackson and his mullet totally have a time machine! Somebody put sentient dragons in the Dark Ages, didn’t they?
Glasses inspired by Transmetropolitan?
@Gulliver. Nailed it… I feel much better now. And that would put me at only one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon now. Saaaweeeet. Life goal #5 achieved.
I could see this as a short story in an anthology of parody retro (or at least ’70s and ’80s) sci-fi.
This ’80s kid loves loves LOVES everything about that. ; )
Is Laser Jackson related to Action Jackson.
Is Laser Jackson related to Action Jackson?
I don’t understand, Grandpa – is that some sort of hi-tech wallet he’s holding?
Wasn’t this on TV on Saturday mornings, right after Justice League and Friends?
Okay. That was interesting in a very 80s sort of way. And, yeah … mullets. Big hair, tank tops and hip hugger bell bottoms ftw. The one thing I liked from the 80s were those cool little colored bracelets kids would weave together. That and Madonna rolling on the floor like a virgin.
@scorpius: “Is Laser Jackson related to Action Jackson?”
I was thinking Luscious Jackson, myself. (Oh. 90’s. Nevermind.)
MUSTMUSTMUST HAVE THIS NOW!!!!!!!
Although I’m fine with you finishing your novel first, Mr. Scalzi–I’m starting to suffer from acute Scalzi Withdrawal Syndrome.
Laser Jackson needs his own Saturday morning cartoon. With an anthropomorpic badger as his sidekick and a space skate board to travel on.
I’d play that computer game!
Looks like something you’d certainly have fun writing, and yeah, an anthology of retro parodies works for me. BTW, does anybody else’s head translate “FTW” to “fut the wuck”, or is that just my problem?
It’s the shoulder pads what makes it perfect. Details!
For some reason I cannot get the Outkast song Ms. Jackson out of my head. Perhaps they could record a parody for Laser Jackson!
Thank you! I wasn’t going to say anything because I thought it was just me.