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Old 03-04-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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Default Re: what kind of movie will this be?

Originally Posted by jaqua99 View Post
^ you are pretty close..

also, could someone help define the genre, space opera?
Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers (the originals) were the earliest and most iconic versions of the term "space opera." Basically sci-fi that's less concerned with the nuts and bolts and more concerned with classic storytelling. Swashbucklers in space. Star Wars, especially Ep. IV (the "first" Star Wars movie), was very much space opera, and meant to be in the same vein as Flash and Buck. The 2008 GOTG comic series definitely draws on that old-fashioned view of the space opera as well, and tries to evoke the '30s pulp era. (Unlike this year's GOTG, which tries to evoke/copy Mass Effect.)


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