Science fiction

How the West helped science fiction flourish – Cinelinx

Two of the biggest science fiction franchises on the planet (Star Wars, Star Trek) have both been heavily influenced by the western. But the links between these two genres run much deeper. The western genre in cinema is defined by a setting in a desolate environment, stand-alone protagonist or anti-hero …

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Let science fiction be weird again

Science fiction art. Illustrated | iStock When politics or the economy don’t give much cause for celebration, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent shows that made us laugh during the Depression. The 1970s gave rise to a new genre of thriller that reflected the paranoia of the …

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