Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Star Trek reacted to Cold War sci-fi in the 1960s and again with Next Gen in the late 80s/early 90s. But Cold War Sci-Fi is making a comeback, on the big screen and on TV, this summer and this coming fall. That's the subject of this week's essay.

An installment of the Star Trek 60s follows. For the essay on H.G. Wells and Gene Roddenberry, click here.

Next Week: More Wells and War of the Worlds.

2 comments:

haroon moghul said...

I just wanted to thank you for your consistently excellent and thought-provoking analyses and investigations of science fiction; as a fan, myself, I am quite happy to see an intelligent voice defending what values and ideals made Star Trek special, yet also recognizing the need for Star Trek to find new forms and themes. Keep up the fantastic work.

Captain Future said...

Thank you for such generous praise. I'm honored and very happy to know my work is resonating with unseen readers out there in cyberspace.

Apart from comments like this, I am most grateful for readers who return frequently, including readers in Finland, New Zealand, Quebec, Ontario, Arizona, Australia, the UK, Cambridge MA, Michigan, Georgia, Washington state, and several places in California, with visits in at least double figures.

The variety of readers from every continent is stunning and humbling. I hope you'll all come back often.