After Space Cat’s rocket crash lands on Earth, Rachael, a spirited teenage girl, vows to help him find a way home. But when a ruthless billionaire snatches the girl in a life-threatening trap, Space Cat must choose between returning home or saving his Earthly friend.
Growing up, I was always fascinated with the night sky. To see the moon and stars was to be in a state of pure wonderment. One year, I received a telescope as a gift. I recall the excitement of unpacking it and setting it up on the front lawn and yelling my head off when I, “Found the moon!” Another night, by sheer dumb luck, I “found” Saturn. I could even see the rings! I was so excited I must have made quite a racket because moments later, the whole neighborhood came running over for a look.
That wonderment of discovery never left me. The same excitement I felt way back when ripples through me whenever I look up to the magnificence of the heavens. Inevitably, that awe led me to ponder, like everyone else, whether there’s anybody out there. My quest to answer the age-old question for myself – if no one else – was the humble genesis of Space Cat.
When I started outlining Space Cat, I asked myself, “what if what we are looking for – is also looking for us?” How would we communicate? Would they come here with the same child-like curiosity? What if they needed our help? How would that happen? If LOVE is the universal language – and I believe it is – then that’s it! They’d come in peace!
At the same time these lofty ideas floated in my brain, I was flooded with memories of being scared out of my wits by of all those 50’s sci-fi movies like Plan 9 From Outer Space, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers, Killers from Space, and Invaders from Mars. Those memories opened a pathway to another internal question: Do we humans of today, living on Planet Earth in the 21st century, with all that we are learning about our inner and outer world, still live in fear of the unknown – or do we embrace it?
These are interesting times, exciting times, and hopeful times. Every day, there’s a new post about hearing a sound from deep space. “What you are looking for is looking for you” became the story driver.
The next part of the story engine actually led me back to the beginning: Is this a safe world or a dangerous one ? Do we live in faith, positivity, optimism or its opposite? I choose to believe we live in a friendly universe; that no matter what is going on in our world – it is inherently a safe one. The universe, by and large, is a good place.
We all want the same things: for our kids to grow up healthy and live long lives. I believe this concept is universal – if it’s true here, it’s true everywhere in the galaxy. And Space Cat explores those ideas in a fun, accessible way.