Re: Some science fiction "firsts"
Agent Richard07 wrote:
A Babylon 5
ripoff in the 50s? Unoriginality knows no bounds.
Science fiction above all other genres seems to enjoy mining its own themes and tropes. I have no problem with this as long as it continually tries push the boundaries as well.
...and B5 "rips off" STNG (Tin Man), and STNG "rips off" Buckaroo Banzai, and that "ripped off" Alien, and so it goes.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
Last edited by RAMA; January 17 2011 at 07:53 PM.