Though the writing of fan-fiction is often considered strange and somewhat creepy, it really depends on who is writing it and how informed they are about the topic at hand.
So when Blake Ross, co-creator of Firefox, writes and posts an unofficial episode of the tech industry-skewering show Silicon Valley on his website, you can expect that his take of the world of tech will be absolutely spot-on.
What we didn’t expect, however, is that his script would be as funny as it is (if perhaps a little too reliant on tech company references), with instantly recognisable traits and dialogue for each of the hit HBO show’s hilarious characters.
A Valley-ant effort
Blake’s teleplay picks up after the end of the show’s second season, with *spoiler alert* Richard tasked with hiring his own replacement CEO, while also facing the possibility of Pied Piper’s code going the open source route.
Speaking with TechCrunch, The Firefox founder said, “I couldn’t wait 8 more months for season 3 of Silicon Valley to start, so I spent the past 48 hours writing my own episode.”
While Blake has only posted one teleplay online so far, he’s open to writing more, stating that he’d “love constructive feedback from fans of the show,” and that he’d like people to let him know “which situations feel too broad, which dialogue doesn’t feel true to character, and so on.”
Blake also said that he “may try to write a whole season before the real season airs in April.”
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Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible.
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