I love a good science fiction movie, but there is a big problem when trying to find true science fiction movies on my TV set. Most of the movies listed under the “science fiction genre” are not sci-fi at all. Most are horror, fantasy, or grind house movies. Here is some good info from a site (don’t remember where I got it) all folks who create their movie listings need to read:
The Definition of Science Fiction:
1. It is fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component.
2. It is fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.
3. It is stories that feature authentic scientific knowledge and depend upon it for plot development and plot resolution.
4. Science fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe.
5. Science fiction is the branch of literature that deals with the effects of change on people in the real world as it can be projected into the past, the future, or distant places.
6. Science fiction is the branch of literature that deals with the effects of change on people in the real world as it can be projected into the past, the future, or distant places.
If there’s one thing science fiction fans love, it’s an argument. And if there’s one argument they love more than all others, it’s the attempt to define what science fiction actually is.
(If this was discussed earlier, forgive me for not finding anything on it)