Until recent years, most science fiction stories were set in a futuristic world of technology that had not yet been developed. Often, science fiction stimulated young people to become interested in science/ I, for one, became a space engineer.
The original Star Wars was true science fiction that inspired people to dream of a futuristic society. But over time, Over time, some movies billed as science fiction became gruesome horror movies.
The latest Star Wars is a movie targeting today’s moronic society, nearly destroying the franchise’s great science-fiction tradition.
Sadly, it could have been rebirth of new science fiction stimulating today’s young people into thinking about what could be possible in the future. That’s what the great science fiction writers like Arthur C. Clarke (Space Odyssey), Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues under Sea) and Isaac Asimov (Foundation) did for prior generations.
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What “force” does the new Star Wars awaken in today’s younger generation? Maybe it speaks to today’s culture, which has propelled our society downward instead inspiring it to look up at the next horizon.