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Old November 26 2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Re: Why is humor lacking in so much modern sci-fi?

The early Trek novel "How Much For Just The Planet" (as you might guess from the title) had a nice amount of humor in it. The modern Trek novels are down right grim.

Comedy is missing in post-TOS series to a great degree. There are occasional funny pieces, A Fist Full of Data's comes to mind. Plus there are scenes that I think were supposed to be serious that are quite funny. Janeway discovering her tiny "spirit guide" while drugged up on Chakotay's electronic peyote always get a giggle out of me, but I don't think it was intended to be funny.

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