In a nutshell, from “Star Wars” to “Star Trek”, or fall back further to “Flash Gordon” of the 1930s, virtually all science fiction suffers from acute symptoms of humanity’s deepest flaws. War, violence, hate, greed, intrigue lie at the plot of so many films and TV shows. It’s as though our media is painting a hopeless picture of a meaningless future where the troubles of our world are extrapolated to the stars.
Check out Teaser 2 for the next “Star Wars”. Eliminate the alien costumes and space battles and basically you’ve got WW2.
I’ve been on a year long marathon of seeing every episode in the Star Trek series concluding in DS-9. And frankly it’s becoming so boring to see this look at petty ethics of space faring civilizations more suited to ancient Rome than modern space travel.
Fact is, if a civilization has survived long enough to travel the stars they are going to be far more evolved than any science fiction has yet shown them to be. Only the film ET portrays an evolved alien race powered by love and that had to be propped up with humans acting like fools chasing kids on bikes.
When there is at last contact with an alien race we have few media creations to prepare us for what is going to be a happy occasion. Indeed, the races that travel space, who can tune in on our media, might be waiting for a film that shows the real nature of space, which is peaceful and loving.
I have ideas for an exciting story based on my meditations that help me reach the stars and from where this message of “Oh come on!” is coming from. Stay tuned for something revolutionary and more tuned into life among the space traveling races.