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Old May 24 2013, 02:34 AM   #19
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Re: Sci-Fi or Action?

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Marsden wrote: View Post
. . . Isn't Twilight Zone Science Fiction? Maybe I'm not good with the term
Depends on the episode. Although the series is generally accepted as "science fiction," there are many which aren't. The series should probably be categorized as "fantasy." "It's a Good Life" has no sci-fi in it, it has a kid with natural powers. It's horror/fantasy.
Some original Twilight Zone episodes -- "Where Is Everybody?," "The Silence," "The Shelter" -- have no sci-fi or fantasy at all. They're best described as offbeat drama.

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True, whilst the setting might be Sci-Fi you can tell many different types of story.
Which, of course, was a key element of Gene Roddeberry's concept right from the beginning.
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