June 12th, 2010


Science fiction should be about people

Here's an interesting letter than Gene Roddenberry wrote to Warners after Star Trek was cancelled within which he sums up science fiction as: "science fiction, like any other story, should be mainly about people with hardware being secondary ... really you make your science fiction the same way you make any other good story and there are no shortcuts."

Also, a fascinating point about women: "We did think Spock became very interesting to fans, I did purposely give him a slight look of the 'devil' because I thought that might be particularly provocative to women, particularly when his nature contrasted so greatly to this."

No idea what that means.