Sci Fi, what really happend to it???

I remember seeing Star Wars for the first time. I’ve seen all the Star Trek movies. The Black Hole, Tron, Dune, the two Space Odyssey films (I’ve read the books up to 2061, just found out there is a 3001 book Arthur C Clarke wrote), I enjoyed all of them. But, over the last few years, the drop off of true space movies is very apparant. Is it money? Lack of screenwriters? Not sure. Yes, Tron is coming back in december, but after 20 plus years. There is a possible Black Hole remake. Regarding actors, Denzel finally did a little sci fi this past January with The Book of Eli, but I feel he could’ve had a few more under his belt. Will Smith did Hancock (Hancock II comes out 2012) and about to do Men in Black III after doing I am Legend.

Maybe it’s just me, but some of the movie studios are not doing Sci Fi justice with the budgets they have and technology available to them. Yes, the new BattleStar Galactica series was one of the best shows ever and I mean ever (and they have the awards to prove it), but series like that are few and far between. If you don’t feel that you have to arrange your schedule to watch the next episode of something (like 24), it’s a miss not a hit. If you leave a movie theater mad cause you spent $50 and you know you wasted it, that’s not cool either.

Hopefully, we’ll see an upswing over the next few years. If I had time and money, I’d sit down and write some of the stuff that’s in my head down. You never know, maybe I’ll ghostwrite a script.


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