i just finished reading this article
and thought it was really interesting (the comments are too). i remember RDM saying on several occasions (EJO said the same thing) that he doesn't see bsg
as sci-fi. not REALLY (or solely) anyways.
but... but... it IS! it's not crappy sci-fi, that's for sure, and to be perfectly honest, considering what's being published/aired under the label of sci-fi it's no wonder he doesn't want his show to be thought of as sci-fi, but it still IS sci-fi. at least under the definition of the merriam-webster dictionary: science-fiction = fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component
i keep thinking that in the end, if you take away all the utterly crappy novels (as well some* of those insanely badly written star trek
and star wars
novels), all the abhoring movies that come out every year, and all the crappy television (well, basically half of the sci-fi channel, really), sci-fi is really a cool thing. i mean, think of isaac asimov, ray bradbury, frank herbert, robert a. heinlein, gerard klein, philip k. dick, stanislaw lem, arthur c. clarke, or the late (:() kurt vonnegut. would it really be so bad for RDM to be in league with these ppl? i think not.