I'd guess some kind of academic assignment, though it's strange that they spent a few more months editing it after the original post.
In Baltimore, there's something similar with the Amaranthine Museum, dedicated to the works of the eccentric and obscure artist Les Harris by his very dedicated daughter. It's something of a hidden treasure.
His family is a possible source, the external links include a blog post saying that the author's son sent him a PDF copy.
The Czech article is way shorter and has a bunch more different authors
Or you can read it in the study room of the National library (Klementinum):
A throwback to vintage serials, shot as time and budget allowed over years. I pre ordered a copy of the DVD and waited a few years for it to arrive so I guess it was like a crowd funding thing long before that was easy to do.
"His mission begins with the unlikely delivery of a cat to a small outer-belt asteroid saloon where he meets his former dance partner, and renowned interplanetary fruit thief, the Blueberry Pirate. As payment for his delivery of the cat, Curtis receives a homemade cloning device already in the process of creating a creature most rare in this space quadrant – a Real Live Girl."
Oh, there's a copy hiding out on YouTube. I don't feel so bad posting this link because it's long out of print, I actually own a copy that I bought from the original artist, and it's just... pretty amazing.
After the opening credits, there's just 2 minutes of the protagonist shaving that I forgot about. But then he jumps out of his ship to bring the cat to the asteroid/saloon. I'll just link that moment because it's the moment I fell in love with this movie.
Also on YouTube, apparently an official release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPP00uNkNI
Mutant: "If I were you, I would run!"
Buddy: "If you were me you'd be good-looking."
As some examples, besides his R.U.R., Capek (Czech) also wrote The War with the Newts. It's an animal fairy tale that predates George Orwell's animal fairy tale by a decade.
Franz Kafka, obviously, was born in Prague and spent his life in central Europe.
Witold Gombrowicz's Ferdydurke (1937) is a Polish analogue from the same decade. Bruno Schulz's short story anthology The Street of Crocodiles is another one.
After World War 2, you have people like Stanislaw Lem (Polish) writing a lot of farcical science fiction and Jan Svankmajer (Czech) making a lot of grotesque, farcical stop-motion animation.
Edit: after reading bit more about this, the author was kind of inspired by another Czech author Karel Čapek, whose works did and keeps influencing people (also coined the word Robot for "mechanical worker" (that's enough bragging for today)
We can see plenty of fantasy in works of science fiction in the conventional _forms_ of science fiction -- short stories, novels, TV shows, movies, video games.
It will be interesting to see science fiction in the conventional _forms_ of fantasy -- epics, ballads, poetry, fairy tales, onomastics, runic and incantatory forms of language....
(As an aside, I've heard rumors of published contemporary sci-fi written in classical Sanskrit verse but I can't find any -- is this really a thing?)
I think this happened a fair amount in the forms of religious texts / mythology and mysticism in the early/mid 20th century, no?
of how it bleated as it saw all of our world
and made it real just being there, a holy ewe
Maybe we'll have an Emily Wilson translation of the Astronautilia one day, I'd read that for sure!
But it's unclear exactly where the lesbians fit in here, so I guess I'll have to learn Czech and read the full work.
SoundCloud is my preferred source: https://soundcloud.com/neilcic. There are also some one-off tracks that don't show up on the "Mouth..." albums, like "Bustin" and "Dear Dinosaur".