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Comment: Re:Sure, for those who have it made... (Score 5, Insightful) 190

by Teresita (#47914261) Attached to: Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future
Science fiction isn't really about the future, it's always about right now. That's why we have the spectacle of Star Trek and 007 "reboots" that deal with urban terrorism. That's why the last Captain America looks like a Snowden fever dream. That's why Star Wars 7 will focus on the melting of the glaciers of Hoth and the "war on women" by remnants of the Old Empire.

Comment: Re:Saw it at the Smithsonian a few years ago (Score 5, Funny) 97

by Teresita (#47901873) Attached to: Original 11' <em>Star Trek Enterprise</em> Model Being Restored Again
If Lucas had created Star Trek rather than Roddenberry, then the Original Series model at the Smithsonian would have DS9 era warp nacelles ret-conned on it and the phasers could never be fired until the shields were below 50% strength because of course Kirk never shoots first.

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