The New Science Fiction  

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I started watching Stargate Universe when it came out. I was a little less than excited after the pilot. It seemed like maybe they were just setting up the show though, so I figured a lot of the emotions and personalities are essential to give everybody a good idea as to how things will play out.

Well here we are a month in and it's all just a big drama with a spaceship. The only thing science fiction about this show is that it's set in space on an alien spacecraft. The technology is advanced, but the emotional plots are stale. If I wanted drama only, then I would watch lifetime or one of the CSI shows. I like the whole spaceship, shoot em up lasers, photons, aliens, and far away planets that come with a lot of the science fiction of the past, which would explain why I became a fan.

I am all for deep plots, and looking inside the head of the characters, and really getting to know them, but would it kill SyFy channel to put a couple of laser blasts or maybe an alien encounter along the way? It gets harder and harder to remain a true sci-fi fan, when there is so little in the way of true (my version of true) sci-fi left to watch.

Eureka is very cool, and it defintely fits the parameters of sci-fi to me. What else is there on sci-fi that offers true science fiction? I find myself turning more and more to the written word for my science fiction needs. I even jumped into some older sci-fi recently. Rereading Foundation, as well as The Mote in God's Eye. That in my opinion is true Science Fiction worthy of reading and rereading. I can't figure out why somebody hasn't gotten the grand idea of making a movie of Mote.

Anybody else a sci-fi fan that isn't getting what they want from the programming or is it just me? I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that noticed a shift in the type of stuff we are being presented with. I even read a ramble (blog) from some sexist dude, talking about how females are taking over syfy and changing it. I don't think this is a male/female thing, as much as it's a failed attempt to restructure what science fiction is.

Anyway, I guess for now I should be happy with netflix and my 3 seasons of sliders. Where o Where did those shows go???

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Would you be WAY too young to remember "Flight of the Navigator"?...or at least I think that's what the name was.

Sometimes I think you see more Sci Fi on National Geo or the History Channel anymore.

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October 30, 2009 at 3:42 AM

Speaking of scifi, very much looking forward to the V remake. You?

October 30, 2009 at 5:02 AM

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I am really hoping that the remake of V is as good as the original. I loved V it was new and fresh at the time. I am sorta pessimistic though, as I saw what they did with Battlestar Galactica :(

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