It’s only science fiction, but…

Whereas in 1990 a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “The High Ground”, boldly posited Irish unification by 2024, in 2010 the second episode of the new series of the BBC’s Doctor Who, “The Beast Below”, has featured the “Starship United Kingdom” – “Britain and Northern Ireland” as the Doctor says – in the 29th Century. Apparently Scotland wanted, and got, their own spaceship… ANYhoo… At The Guardian Dan Martin has been blogging the appearances of the latest Doctor, Matt Smith. I think he’s shaping up to be a very interesting incarnation.