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Old September 4 2008, 08:36 PM   #55
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

Actually you can do a pure science fiction show without any supernatural elements and make it interesting. The show would just need to have more of an adventure spin to it. Techincally CSI is now considered sci-fi because it uses speculative technology.
CSI bores the crap out of me, as do most procedurals. Talk about a genre trapped in it's assumptions...

The first and last seasons of seaQuest are good examples. Most of season 1 was considered sci-fact (once you weed out the ghosts and couple of psychic episodes). 2032 was all action and political intrigue.
But you can't just weed that stuff out. It's there. I personally allow for it, as such things can't simply be explained away definitively in our reality, either.
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