24 May '15, 8pm

I loved Tomorrowland, but then, I'm a sucker for optimistic sci-fi.

I had forgotten how much I missed optimistic Science Fiction. When we look back at the history of science fiction, the first decade of the 21st century will be remembered for an adventure into grittiness, pessimism, and exploration of the devils, rather than angels of our nature. Perhaps it was a needed excursion, but it has been an exhausting decade. Perhaps science fiction simply reflects its era, and the last decade has certainly been an exhausting look at the devils of our nature in reality as well as fiction. Just as I am glad to see the pessimism and grittiness of the last decade give way to the hope and optimism of an Obama administration, I was glad to leave the movie theater from the new Star Trek movie feeling like the shadow of the last decade has lifted. To be fair, television series like Battlestar Galactica were excellently produced, directed, and acted. The ...

Full article: http://yehudakatz.com/2009/05/11/optimistic-sci-fi/

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