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Posted: Feb 5th 2008 4:13PM (Unverified) said

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Bah! Mock me openly will you?

Flash Gordon is an excellent example of Sci-Fi that is more fantasy than science. :)

In other news:

My tongue = firmly in cheek.

I agree with your refutation. Not all Science Fiction requires an advanced degree in thermonuclear dynamics; but as a credit to my point Fantasy is more accessible and is reaffirmed constantly for children in the Western culture. People can grab onto a fantasy story much faster than they can hard science fiction.

There is a reason for that.... Science fiction is a pleasure that few of us really get a taste for prior to our teen years. It does not have the same benefit of a host of 'Fairy Tales' that have been perpetuated by Disney and beyond to ramrod into our children's psyche. So fantasy wins, on the larger scale (though science fiction can and will break out from time to time, thankfully!)

Posted: Feb 5th 2008 4:51PM (Unverified) said

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I'll just have to force 'em to watch "Titan AE" and the like, then.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2008 5:49PM mfresen said

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His point is rendered totally ridiculous when you do a simple count of movies and TV shows dedicated to each genre. Sci-fi can hold down a prime time spot every once in a while: no Fantasy show ever could.

TV is an industry that lacks any semblance of ambition. They strive only to be accessible and easy to eat. It's a great barometer of what 80% of the red states want for dinner.

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