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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Science Fiction and "Feminine Energy."

It's been suggested I watch the newest Battlestar Galactica series.  It's filled with embedded encouragements for feminists.  And the tense scenes--such as space battles--are usually taken over with New Age world music.  When I hear New Age world music, I imagine a bunch of Amazon warrior chicks racing through a jungle to fight a pig.  So I found it very strange to be hearing this style of music as the audio of choice for space battles.

Meh.  The first two pilot episodes were okay, however.  I suppose I can skip over the filler episodes and enjoy the better-written episodes.  There is no need to waste an hour watching an episode in which the characters try to confront some sort of tragedy from their past.  Perhaps feminists enjoy that sort of thing.  I find it boring.  I will try to continue watching this series to its completion.

Before this, I whittled my way through Star Trek Voyager.  It's a hilarious show in many respects.  Every time I saw the Voyager spacecraft fly across the screen, I could see in my mind a high heel gliding through space.  Just about every man on that program was metrosexual to some degree, and could wear a pink John Mayer-styled shirt without flinching.  But I admired the Star Trek canon up until that point, and I was wanting some sort of closure on what happened in Roddenberry's universe.  It's a sedate and dusty universe, by the way.

What is it that compels science fiction writers that there needs to be feminine energy in their shows?  Perhaps they just watched Aliens one day and said: "Look at Ripley fight the hive queen.  That is how science fiction should be.  There should always be a strong female protagonist in every science fiction feature."  And perhaps they have not been able to think outside of the box ever since.

Or maybe the sci-fi world has merely been inundated with liberals and pro-feminists for decades.  This would explain why most straight men have no interest in sci-fi outside of Halo.

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