TT God´s office CCTV
- CCTV Production: Eiokay, London
God lives on a space station that orbits Saturn. He owns our solar system and about 16-20 other planets nearby, depending on what he’s currently holding. In intergalactic terms he is not that big a deal – a dodgy one-man-band commodities trader who a lot of people know but nobody much likes. Technically he is an alien, but an extremely ancient one and his people have been wiped out. Originally he was a scientist, which led him to his interest in commodities. He created the seraphim employees who serve in his office and on his technical staff using genetic manipulation in a laboratory, but that existence is now many years ago.
Life started on earth by accident. God hates new life – it breathes valuable gases, fucks things up and costs money – but sometimes you have to do a shit right? And the crappy planet that got chucked in free seemed like as good a place as any. God was wandering about, checking out the place, fretting that it was totally useless. He ducked behind a rock and loosed off a big steaming turd from which all life on Earth sprang forth.
God only bought the earth as part of a job lot – it has no saleable gases and probably never will. And yet suddenly it’s his meal ticket because it happens to suit the Blue Elephants’ needs. He was looking elsewhere, ignoring the place for millions of years, when suddenly — humankind had started building little huts and making rubbishy fires. Now he watches the earth from his office as a kind of guilty pleasure. He’s sort of fond of the humans and fascinated by them a little.
God has about fifty employees. Most of these he created a long time ago, but some have come to work fo him from other alien civilisations. Commodities analysts, secretaries (including his PA Angel), a staff of scientists who make sure the gases and stuff that he’s buying and selling are properly dealt with.