Sunday, October 12, 2008

Science Fiction Movies - Ben Bova Interview

This piece stems from the Slice of SciFi #179 interview with Ben Bova. Having read many of Ben Bova’s books, it was a real treat listening to the all-too-short interview. And, just as most of his books did, the interview got me thinking. It made me want to comment on a few subjects discussed during the interview (please, contain your joy). I’ll touch on each of them in turn over the next few submissions.
This piece comments on the following: Science Fiction movies today do not inspire people (“whole generations” was the term used) toward space exploration because they are not really science fiction movies. I assume they were referring to Science Fiction movies specifically dealing with space travel and exploration, and that’s the movies I’m talking about in this piece. Read more...