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Old July 11 2012, 10:10 PM   #1072
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Space opera would be cool. Space war? None for me, thanks.

Although the idea of going to a different planet each season reminds me of a thought I had for how Star Trek or a similar premise should be done: instead of just spending a few days at a planet and dealing with only a single event or group before moving on to the next planet, devote a season or half-season to a single planet, exploring its various nations and cultures and political factions and life forms and environments, before moving on to the next one. It would be a good way to overcome the bad habit of a lot of SF to treat planets as monocultures and uniform environments, and it would be a more plausible portrayal of exploration. So it would be a great format for an exploration series, though I don't see it being used as interestingly in a war series.
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