Re: Isaac Asimov?
That is true, but my point was that the gap between the two was particularly wide during the period of the New Wave.
In the case of TOS, television was a decade behind the cinema--which was already pretty far behind literary SF in 1956.
I had steak and a loaded baked potato for dinner on Sunday.
As a steak I enjoyed it a lot, but as macaroni and cheese I thought it was disappointing.