Earth, or 'Nun Chaha', was arguably old-fashioned and simplistic
in its idealism, I admit. It was a textbook utopia, but one which
provided exciting imagery and concepts for characters and artwork
and a simpe, timeless, and universal message about the connection
of people. I liked it, and I felt it could rescue the content of
the scripts I had developed and could find the right platform for
that material, whilst also tying in with the future of electronic
music in Ireland.
But, like many of these kinds of projects,
it needed to be informed on a more scientific level, to give it
a more solid foundation ( like the concept of DNA cloning on which
'Jurassic Park' was built, or the continuing advancements in our
understanding of Global Warming which informed 'The Day After Tommorrow'
). Good fiction is always informed by fact - good science fiction
writers obviously know their stuff about contemporary understandings
in related fields.
So, I needed an actual geological premise
on which this parallel Earth was going to be built.