- May 30, 2020
Ehhh. I honestly don't know what to say. Some of what you say I agree with, some of the stuff you say I think is stupid. I guess my response is: Cool I guess. I have no opinion either way on your fantasy and sci-fi preferences except yes LOTR is a good fantasy series and has far better worldbuilding than Star Wars and most other series.I already do that with Deryn Sharpe, a 16 year old pilotess who rides a flying whale in World War 1.
I am a science fiction fan, especially of alternative history. My favourites there are Leviathan, Kaiserreich, Temeraire, Man In The High Castle and Europa Universalis.
When it comes to classic space opera which I also adore, my favourite franchise is Perry Rhodan, a German pulp magazine that's still running, every week since 60 years. Yeah, it's a bit old-fashioned. I read it since like 10 years.
Star Trek Discovery is great, my favourite Star Trek show is Next Generation, followed by TOS, DS9, Voyager, Discovery and Enterprise. The new cartoon show "Lower Decks" though is unfunny and embarrassing, basically a Futurama rip-off, though I real like Futurama, but it's not as good as the more mundane Simpsons.
Star Wars is great too but only the original trilogy, the prequels are okay though. Oh and I have dozens of novels and comicbooks, my favourites are Dark Empire and New Jedi Order. But as much as I hate to say it, everything Disney made under that label just sucks.
Then there is the Honour Harrington series, which is basically "the Napoleonic Wars in space", just like Temeraire is that but "with dragons". No, not the Middle Franconian dragon.
BattleTech is akin to Honour Harrington and basically the better version of Warhammer 40K. And it shows what our all's most beloved ideology, autism, basically really is: Feudalism in space.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is also a good show, I watched it as a kid and it traumatized me a bit. Yous know I have relatives in Asia but I never real went there, as far as I know, NGE is in Japan what Star Wars is in the US.
And too trigger some spergs here: Warhammer 40,000 sucks.
I also like fantasy, my favourites are Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials, and due to childhood nostalgia, Harry Potter a bit.
Seriously, science fiction and fantasy are basically the same, I don't count that scifi is "theoretically possible" while fantasy is totally "impossible" even though I'm obviously not an expert on the topic "reality".
E.g. the Medieval-like world of LOTR has better and more thought-through worldbuilding (e.g. Tolkien has constructed two functioning languages and explained why Middle-Earth hasn't industrialized or how Mordor's economy can sustain so many armies), than the Star Wars galaxy where basically nothing makes any sense. And France having spaceships is not more or less likely than Austria breeding dragons.
I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.I'm not a drug addict.