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Old December 1 2012, 11:56 PM   #36
Morpheus 02
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Re: Why is humor lacking in so much modern sci-fi?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Okay, I have to ask: can anyone cite an example of this pervasive new trend in humorless sf besides BSG and its spinoffs? Or are we extrapolating an entire trend from one high-profile example?
Part of it is a perception problem -- that it FEELS like there's less humor. And again, we're not saying everything has to be like Eureka or some of Stargate-SG1's funniest.

But like i said, opportunities, where it should fit in seem to have been lost. Stargate Universe & Enterprise seemed to have less humor than their predecessors.

Touch (on the edge of the genre) is still a good show (IMHO), but more serious than others (i felt like Heroes & even 24 had more humor scattered throughout than Touch).

I haven't followed some of the other genre shows (like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, the vampire shows), so someone can let me know what they think of those...
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