Talk:U.S. television science fiction
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Why is there a section on Firefly at the end?
- Beats me. It is wholly out of step with the rest of the article, and has its own article. It should be reduced to no more than one paragraph and integrated into a suitable section. Notinasnaid 12:17, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
- Firefly section removed - Markeer 03:36, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
I have severely scaled back the number of program links in the opening paragraph to try to conform to an "introduction of the topic" vs. a list of links to various editors' favorite shows. Star Trek and Twilight Zone are sufficiently historical influential examples of the topic in my opinion. I went back and forth on whether to refer to the X-Files, keeping it primarily since it has been a more successful export to other nations than most U.S. science fiction shows (so would serve as an example of a native program that has influenced the rest of the world, following the country-specific purpose of this article). I invite any opinions as I realize all of this is a judgement call - Markeer 03:34, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
With all due respect to the original writers and editors, who have tackled a large & complex topic, I'm noticing that this article isn't very well organized. Although its subheadings say that it's arranged by decade -- 1950s & 1960s, then 1970s and 1980s -- there's actually a lot of mix-up. For example, Andromeda is discussed in the 1970s-80s section rather than in the 1990s section, and the Stargate franchise is only briefly mentioned in the "present day" section, rather than in the 1990s, when it began. Unless anyone has strong objections, I plan to do some copy editing in this article to tighten up the prose and present the material in a more linear fashion. I don't plan to alter any of the factual details. Thuvan Dihn (talk) 22:37, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
This information is no longer up to date. Smallville is the longest running North American Sci-Fi TV series. SG-1 had 214 episodes and 3 movies if you count the original. Smallville had 218 episodes plus 3 web series, a tie-in comic book and a comic book continuation. Smallville isn't even listed on this page. I believe this should be fixed. William slattery (talk) 17:41, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
How is this different?
How is US Science Fiction different from any other Science Fiction? --20:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
While I grant the writers that in the early to mid 2000s there was declining interest in Sci-Fi, but its seems like the reverse has been true in the 2010s, that sci-fi interest is growing.