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Old November 29 2012, 08:20 PM   #25
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Why is humor lacking in so much modern sci-fi?

Harvey wrote: View Post
Battlestar Galactica is the exception here, not the rule (and even it had more humor than its reputation for bleakness). I don't think the charge that sf in the 1990s and 2000 has much merit.

Consider Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Farscape, Futurama, Red Dwarf, etc. Even The X-Files, for all its conspiracies, tragedy, and dark cinematography had plenty of humor, featuring comedic characters like the Lone Gunmen on a regular basis and frequently producing entirely comedic hours.
Yeah, I don't see evidence that the proportion of humor vs no-humor shows for sci fi is any different than other genres, like cop or doctor shows.
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