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This thread is for all science fiction fans who want to talk about all science fiction series in the media, past, present, future and your own ideas for them.
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This thread was initially meant to be purely for star wars, but some people may want to talk about other series, so I chose to do it this way.

Have fun, do not judge other people's views and choices, and don't be inappropriate.

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ROBBY!!!!

Is the spelling correct?

I almost forgot about that he was in that film...
Iconic; and yet another aspect of this movie which was "Liberally Borrowed" by the show "Lost in Space" a decade later.

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen.[1] The series follows the adventures of a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotaged and thrown off course. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between 1965 and 1968

Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox that stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen.
 
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Ok. Random question to all participants of this thread:

What is your opinion on a precursor species for all sentient life in X (star system/galaxy/THE WHOLE UNIVERSE) area?

A good idea? A bad idea? Helpful? Not helpful? Post below!

I say it is a thing that helps in Sci fi because it allows humanoid races to be common, if the precursor was humanoid too. It also may allow for super advanced races and the like.

Your thoughts?
 
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Ok. Random question to all participants of this thread:

What is your opinion on a precursor species for all sentient life in X (star system/galaxy/THE WHOLE UNIVERSE) area?

A good idea? A bad idea? Helpful? Not helpful? Post below!

I say it is a thing that helps in Sci fi because it allows humanoid races to be common, if the precursor was humanoid too. It also may allow for super advanced races and the like.

Your thoughts?
This could turn into a long reply as it is multiple questions.

The concept of a precursor / progenitor race has been broached by more than one franchise, however from my own experience probably one of the more resonating examples was ST:TNG "The Chase" within which the basic humanoid form seemed to be a result of genetic seeding.... A concept which seemed to be borrowed by Stargate SG1 later (After Sci-Fi [now Syfy] ) purchased the franchise from Showtime regarding "Ascension" and to a more short-term context of humanity being the slave labor force schlepped through the stargate to many different worlds by other races.

Overall these attempts are "good" as they give some canonical reference and explanation as why most races encountered are variations of the bipedal form; yet it is also "unhelpful" in a broader sense since it spoils some of the immersion aspect of television since at that point most merely see the "alien" races as "human actors with makeup"

Candidly, Farscape / Starwars / Babylon 5 did a better job at representing a broader sense of "alien life" throughout their franchises visually since it seemed that The "precursor / progenitor" approach of Star Trek / StarGate seemed to mostly convey aspects of morality / compassion as opposed to the more pragmatic aspects of how genetic engineering / seeding at such a long-term level benefit the precursors themselves within any meaningful timeframe.
 
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Will the bayformers movies ever be good?
In time I think they will be remembered fondly; though none further will be produced so it would seem according to the Hasbro Meeting in Feb 2018.

Kathleen kennedy ruined starwars
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It is always hard to find innovative and engaging ways of introducing old franchises to younger viewers. JJ also suffers the same type of criticism regarding the newer Star Trek Movies.

Dune prequel series.
Mistborn.
The Expanse Novels
Firefly TV show...
So much to talk about in this thread...
Dune Prequel is certainly more promising than the Stargate Prequel (too much Indiana Jones for me)
I haven't read Mistborn nor The Expanse; will check those out.
Firefly / Stargate Atlantis / Farscape all ended far too early in their production runs.

Hopefully this thread will endure for a long time, unlike what happened in Futurama: "Where no fan has gone before"
 

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It is always hard to find innovative and engaging ways of introducing old franchises to younger viewers. JJ also suffers the same type of criticism regarding the newer Star Trek Movies.
Spouting SJW nonsense is not innovative or engaging
 
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This could turn into a long reply as it is multiple questions.

The concept of a precursor / progenitor race has been broached by more than one franchise, however from my own experience probably one of the more resonating examples was ST:TNG "The Chase" within which the basic humanoid form seemed to be a result of genetic seeding.... A concept which seemed to be borrowed by Stargate SG1 later (After Sci-Fi [now Syfy] ) purchased the franchise from Showtime regarding "Ascension" and to a more short-term context of humanity being the slave labor force schlepped through the stargate to many different worlds by other races.

Overall these attempts are "good" as they give some canonical reference and explanation as why most races encountered are variations of the bipedal form; yet it is also "unhelpful" in a broader sense since it spoils some of the immersion aspect of television since at that point most merely see the "alien" races as "human actors with makeup"

Candidly, Farscape / Starwars / Babylon 5 did a better job at representing a broader sense of "alien life" throughout their franchises visually since it seemed that The "precursor / progenitor" approach of Star Trek / StarGate seemed to mostly convey aspects of morality / compassion as opposed to the more pragmatic aspects of how genetic engineering / seeding at such a long-term level benefit the precursors themselves within any meaningful timeframe.
Very interesting answer. Very good explanation! Thankyou!