Someone saying off-screen they’re “different” and “special” than everybody else.
Is this a mark of a future romance or the dystopian otherness that pervades these series?
From there the teaser becomes a series of rapid-fire images, buzzy techno beats, and a logline discussing how “the wait is almost over.” Armed military, women holding guns, and people crying are also here.
The clip definitely crosses off everything you’d expect to see about a series set in an oppressive futuristic society.
Meanwhile, the race for moon technology and technological advancement was reflected in tales of strange universes and unexplored alien lands.
Robotic characters represented mans burning desire for scientific and technological dominance.
Inevitably, the enduring popularity of these novels and others of their kin would result in a persistent demand among newly-minted sci-fi fans for a greater supply and access to science fiction writing.
This would come in the form of science fiction pulp magazines: hastily executed, graphically illustrated collections of short science fiction tales produced by fans for fans.
Besides gaining a respected position on best-seller lists, it also fostered a new media sensation.
Frank Herberts Dune enjoyed cult status outside the underground realm of sci-fi fandom.
Equally inspiring were the film mega-hits Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. evil and mans triumph over strange galaxies and life forms would survive as the iconic symbol of science fictions rise to respectability in mainstream culture.
Science fiction had become decidedly commercialized and the predictable media hunger for Star Wars and its brethen on the film screen and on the bookshelves proved to be irresistible for throngs of science fiction writers who clamored for a position on the best-seller list.
These conventions and gatherings encouraged and welcomed both amateur and professional pulp writers each as well as publishing industry professionals.