While Shawn Pack is the official purveyor of fine IT at 1947 Entertainment Inc., his insight into great science fiction has allowed him to also serve as a creative consultant on many projects. Always willing to discuss literary, audio, or filmed science fiction over a great cigar (pref. Diesel), his ability to notice the smallest details amidst a grand character and/or scene is priceless.

BACKGROUND

I have been influenced by Science-Fiction for nearly as long as I can remember. I can recall being taken to see Star Wars around age 6 and things were never the same after that. I had to have more.

Television and movie influences growing up were Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, V, Batman (Adam West), Star Trek, Airwolf, Magnum P.I., Miami Vice, E.T. and Transformers. The only toy I wanted growing up, aside from Star Wars toys, was Space Legos. When the desire to play with X-Wings and Tie-Fighters subsided, the Legos were always there. With these I would craft whatever my imagination would inspire me to.

My literary influences in my teens and 20's were those of Isaac Asimov, Stephen R. Donaldson and Orson Scott Card. Through the powerful stories developed by such writers I gained a true appreciation for the story, and not just the visual given by television and movies.

My graduating year in High School I worked as an intern with engineers and discovered personal computers. Over the next 4 years of internship while attending college I discovered the emerging Internet and databases, which became my strongest skill set.

In recent years I feel that I re-discovered what good science-fiction looks like on television with the new Battlestar Galactica. I saw it first and foremost as a drama with powerful characters and a compelling storyline that literally had me hanging on the edge of my seat every Friday night, anxious for next week. The fact that it was Science-Fiction was a bonus. Firefly was another series that I saw primarily as a character driven story that just happened to be in a Sci-Fi setting.