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Old October 19 2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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Re: 'Space Patrol Orion' West German 1966 TV series & ST:TOS

^Quite right. Too many people forget that science fiction was thriving in literature long before its concepts were adopted by film and television. As a rule, cinematic SF lags about 20 years behind the prose. Star Trek didn't innovate so much as popularize, taking well-established conventions and tropes of prose SF and exposing them to a mass audience for the first time.
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