Author Topic: Has Star Wars ruined SF?  (Read 671 times)

JustineGraykin

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Has Star Wars ruined SF?
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:51:33 AM »
In a recent post to the Meta-Panel, Lisa linked to a post by Lewis Beale contending that Star Wars has ruined Science Fiction.  This led to a very interesting exchange, with me at first agreeing and then amending my comment by observing that SW was just the latest in a long line of Hollywood SF travesties, long on action/romance and short on science.  To which George Claxton replied that SW wasn't actually SF at all, but the classic "hero's journey" of fantasy dressed up as SF, and cited several worse offenders.  Rather than waste our brilliance on FB, I propose that this be a panel with me and George included.

Oh, and Vikki Ciaffone wants to be on this, too.
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bewareofgeek

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Re: Has Star Wars ruined SF?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 06:50:31 PM »
I could have fun with this one....