Reno, NV — The founder of Tesla Motors and private space company SpaceX said in a Tweet that he plans on relaunching the popular 1970s and 80s television comedy drama The Love Boat. Except his new version will be on SpaceX’s ‘monster’ BFS Spaceship.
The BFS, or Big Falcon Spaceship, is already scheduled to take a fight around the moon atop the BFR, or Big Falcon Rocket sometime in the next couple of years. However Musk was not satisfied with being the first private space company to orbit the moon. Today the car and space pioneer announced that he “wanted to have more fun in space.”
According to a spokesperson for SpaceX, there are no concrete plans for a space version of the Love Boat, however Musk has expressed interest in the project for a couple of years.
“Mr. Musk is a child of the 1980s and grew up watching many television shows like The Love Boat and Dallas,” said SpaceX spokesperson Bethany Millbright. “Obviously Dallas is not a good fit for space, but The Love Boat is. You can expect to see a variety of B-actors on this intergalactic love boat.”
Although the BFS is only 48 meters (157 feet) long and only 9 meters wide, SpaceX hopes to cram as many 10 celebrities into the tight space. Each ‘voyage’ will last about 3-5 days and can be terminated early if the journey around the moon doesn’t go as planned.
“Obviously the stakes are high in space. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure the actors are up for the job,” continued Ms. Millbright. “However things can go wrong on your way to the moon, so we need to be prepared for that.”
The Internet, of course, has gone wild with speculation on who might be the first guests in space.
Currently Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones and Aquaman fame stated that he is interested as is Corey Feldman. As for the women, TV’s Lost superstar Evangeline Lilly and Sarah Michelle Gellar say they are also ‘on board’ for a few episodes.
At almost a billion dollars per show, television critics are skeptical that Mr. Musk will be able to get the series off the ground. However Musk has been doubted before, and according to Ms. Millbright, never say no to him.
“It would be wise not to underestimate Elon Musk when he’s met with a challenge. Remember when someone told him he couldn’t build a flamethrower? Well he didn’t. He build a better one called The Boring Company not a Flamethrower, flamethrower. Stay tuned.”