Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012 But most "vampire shows" also feature ghosts, witches, werewolves, mummies, etcetera . . . like most space operas tend to include aliens, androids, cyborgs, mutants, and so on. So maybe the more valid comparison is not vampires vs. space operas, but supernatural fiction vs. science fiction. Not that there's any need to choose sides. That's my whole point. I was raised on Star Trek and Dark Shadows, Forbidden Planet and The Wolf Man, Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft. Genre fiction is large; it contains multitudes.