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Nov. 1st, 2008 @ 05:47 pm Space Opera Is dead.

Space Opera is dead.

 

Or at least in a coma waiting to have the plug pulled on it.

 

Brad Pitt’s Homer in Space? Yeah it’s over.

 

From the bookshelves littered, in the polluted sense even, with alternative histories, hot chick vampire hunters, and film and television adaptations, to the small and big screens the science fiction that was space opera is gone.

 

Serenity was the final seizure of a once grand adventure. Star Trek: The Next Movie may be the first nail in the coffin. Personally I am pulling for it to be the respirator.

 

There is no science fiction, just speculative fiction. Mark my words, one day there will not even be that. You will find all of what we know nestled amongst the mainstream fiction, romance and mysteries which basically is all any of this stuff is anymore. This has already started. Science Fiction DVD’s are interspersed at Blockbuster in the action and horror genres.

 

It makes me want to swallow a flaming baseball bat when I hear a very well produced science fiction, erg, speculative fiction podcast spending more time talking about Prison Break because there are no other notable works out there.

 

The best there is right now is Battlestar Galactica and I think it sucks.

 

I sit around and wonder what would my crew and I do if we inherited a spaceship full of beer? What my life would be like on a moon base and working as much overtime as I do now, and having to repaint Warhammer 40K figures because it’s a pain to get more shipped up?

 

If I can come up with something like that why can’t the pros?

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 2nd, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
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come to Caledon.
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From:worstactionhero
Date:November 2nd, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Give me directions.

Oh.. Who are you?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 27th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Take a look (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDTDzwleic)

or take a leap (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge/128/128/)