The Joy Of… Space-Based Sci-Fi

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Although this is an article about writing sci-fi stories and making sci-fi comics that revolve around space exploration, I’m going to have to start by talking about TV shows. The main reason for this is that there are a lot more well-known examples of this genre in the history of TV than there are in any other storytelling medium.

One of the sad things about the sci-fi genre these days is the tragic decline of the space-based sci-fi TV show. Back in the 1990s and for most of the 2000s, there was an absolute abundance of great space-based sci-fi shows on TV.

There was “Farscape”, “Stargate SG-1”, “Stargate: Atlantis”, “Babylon 5”, “Andromeda” (I’ve still got to get round to watching this one), “Firefly”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Red Dwarf”, “Battlestar Galatica” and, of course, all of the various versions of “Star Trek”.

Of course, there are probably many practical reasons…

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