Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Boldly Go: The Positive Psychology of Science Fiction

How Star Trek and Firefly have optimistic, encouraging futures.

They were making a documentary on "How Star Trek Saved the World," all about the advances and scientists inspired by Star Trek. They wanted William Shatner as the narrator, he said fine, just call it How William Shatner Saved the World. They did. The one interesting observation he had was that Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation had optimistic futures but after Gene Roddenberry left the new series after that were darker and gloomier and the audiences kept getting smaller.

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