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Sci-fi versus Space Opera: Alexandra Forever

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Admittedly I came to this blog post with a preconceived notion of sci-fi. The gist of which is that sci-fi is reliant on extrapolated scientific theories to tell the story. Even if it’s really bad speculative science it is science that is the catalyst for the fiction. Space opera, once considered a pejorative term (and maybe still is in some circles), is a sub genre of sci-fi. While taking place in space, it does not heavily rely on speculative science. Meaning, the story could be told without reference to, or use of, science.     The distinction in application is...

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Comic Book Movies & Alexandra Forever

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In his October 4th article, ‘Indie Comic Book Publishers Make Moves Toward TV and Film’, in the New York Times, Gregory Schmidt interviewed Ted Adams, the chief executive and publisher of IDW Publishing, and Mike Richardson, the chief executive and publisher of Dark Horse Comics and Dark Horse Entertainment. Both publishers categorized in the comic book industry as ‘indie’. The article discusses how IDW, Dark Horse and similar independent publishers are following in the footsteps of Marvel and DC by reimagining themselves as entertainment companies. When Steven Spielberg (arguably the most successful film maker of all time) refers movies based...

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