Template talk:Space opera serials 1930–1960

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Note on the creation of the Space Opera Serials template[edit]

Before I created this template in May 2007, most of the articles now listed in it were cluttered with crosslinks under the "See also" header. These lists were largely indiscriminate or incomplete, with little explanation as to why some serials were linked and not others. Those with more complete "See also" lists appeared over-cluttered. Wikipedia allowed for templates, which seemed an elegant solution. In case any question ever comes up whether the template somehow reflects original research, I wanted to point out that its creation was a result of resolving the unwieldy "See also" lists of these articles.

While rarely segregated from the rest of its period fiction, or from the rest of the history of science fiction, Space opera serials are category most people readily recognize and understand. -- Yamara 03:05, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

King of the Rocket Men[edit]

Is King of the Rocket Men really space opera? It is very much Earthbound, with no extra-terrestrials and no comets or meteors crashing to Earth. The only actual association with the genre is its use of the flying outfit later seen in Radar Men from the Moon, Zombies of the Stratosphere (both of which feature gangsterish alien invaders as also seen in The Purple Monster Strikes and Flying Disc Man from Mars) and Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (which despite its subtitle, I understand doesn't get all that far into outer space). I really must dispute its inclusion here. Any other opinions? --Tbrittreid (talk) 21:56, 20 May 2010 (UTC)