Politics Are there any "conservative" sci-fi shows?

Verna

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To the original question, I don't remember watching anything after the first Star Wars movie that is 100% conservative. Just about everything before original Star Trek was 99% conservative.

And not to take sides, but I'd say the norm now is to promote a certain view or broader morality. There are so many things now writers and producers obviously put in for whatever reason, that were never part of a story line prior to original Trek. Roddenberry touched on a limited number of things from time to time, today I see many things that would have been censored prior to 1980. They seem to be the core of the story with sci-fi simply the backdrop.

Perhaps noticing all of that comes down to ones ability, or desire, to block out the political and purely focus on the sci-if. Having to do that doesn't work for me because it's too much work. I watch or read for enjoyment and relaxation. I have to deal with political felgercarb all day, on the news, at work and in social media. I don't want to be drawn into in my sci-fi when I just want to be entertained.
 

Kevin

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#43
Interesting... the word felgercarb (c.r.a.p.) became felgercarb automatically.
:D Yeah, there's a filter on some words that I put in long time ago just to have a little fun. I think I must've been watching too much BSG classic at the time since "felgercarb" is from the original series (the "re-imagined" reboot used "frack"). Just checked... there are 5 replacement words defined, two get replaced with "felgercarb", one gets replaced with "frack", one gets replaced with "frackin" and the final one gets replaced with "gorram" (from Firefly).

To date I think you and @Tom are the only people who have noticed.
 

Verna

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Ha! I don't mind, I just hadn't noticed before, perhaps because I don't usually use words that require a filter. I wish there wasn't a need for a filter but it's a good idea. Like with the the pc stuff, I don't come here to read poor vocabulary either. Alien Soup is a great place to relax and enjoy myself. I have to hear all the other stuff too much at work, Walmart, etc. it's nice not to have to here.
 

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#46
To the original question, I don't remember watching anything after the first Star Wars movie that is 100% conservative. Just about everything before original Star Trek was 99% conservative.

And not to take sides, but I'd say the norm now is to promote a certain view or broader morality. There are so many things now writers and producers obviously put in for whatever reason, that were never part of a story line prior to original Trek. Roddenberry touched on a limited number of things from time to time, today I see many things that would have been censored prior to 1980. They seem to be the core of the story with sci-fi simply the backdrop.

Perhaps noticing all of that comes down to ones ability, or desire, to block out the political and purely focus on the sci-if. Having to do that doesn't work for me because it's too much work. I watch or read for enjoyment and relaxation. I have to deal with political felgercarb all day, on the news, at work and in social media. I don't want to be drawn into in my sci-fi when I just want to be entertained.
When a show leans too much to any direction instead of entertaining, and it gets preachy and boring, I grabs the remote and clicks the channel to hopefully find a "good" show of my likings.....:cool:
 

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:D Yeah, there's a filter on some words that I put in long time ago just to have a little fun. I think I must've been watching too much BSG classic at the time since "felgercarb" is from the original series (the "re-imagined" reboot used "frack"). Just checked... there are 5 replacement words defined, two get replaced with "felgercarb", one gets replaced with "frack", one gets replaced with "frackin" and the final one gets replaced with "gorram" (from Firefly).

To date I think you and @Tom are the only people who have noticed.
Is a good thing I know what felger carb is, Hey I was at the docks yesterday working on the boat, and some dude from Penn commented on the family boat, he had a penn state flag flying over his dock. He was a very dry person and so was his wife. So my Texas style answers were short and to the point. He wasn't too southernly friendly, so I gave him a nod and played my Lynard Skynard music while I worked. Funny thing bubba was in Texas and not penn. LOL!;):D Then a Texan walks up and offered me a beer and some bbq, and asked if I would turn up my music, ahhhh, Native Texans, truly a breath of fresh air....
 

Verna

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I'm sure they loved it! I hope you were playing Sweet Home Alabama! :love::ROFLMAO:. I went to Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Roll Tide! My oldest daughter went to Penn State for Marine ROTC and her husband went to Pitt, he's Navy, both are pilots.
 

Verna

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We love Texas! Great, friendly people. We've spent time all over the state from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, to Amarillo, no matter where you go the people are GREAT! Best brisket in the world too!

Alabama is the same, we speak to everyone, anywhere, anytime. Southern hospitality is very much alive here. Even if you're a... Yankee. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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#50
I noticed in the last few Star Wars films
the good guys / rebels are a rainbow coalition of colors, genders and species
but the bad guys / First Order are almost totally white and male. and human.
political correctness.
of course the same is true in most genres in today's entertainment.
 

sci-fi-dude

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#51
I'm sure they loved it! I hope you were playing Sweet Home Alabama! :love::ROFLMAO:. I went to Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Roll Tide! My oldest daughter went to Penn State for Marine ROTC and her husband went to Pitt, he's Navy, both are pilots.
Navy pilots, awesome! I think I have family up there in penn, or relatives. Congrats on the graduations! I love Sweet home Alabama, it was one of the first songs I learned on my first guitar the Strato caster, They absolutely rock!!!!:cool:
 

sci-fi-dude

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#52
I noticed in the last few Star Wars films
the good guys / rebels are a rainbow coalition of colors, genders and species
but the bad guys / First Order are almost totally white and male. and human.
political correctness.
of course the same is true in most genres in today's entertainment.
I think that's why I love the Empire, LOL! Vader totally rocks!:cool:but I also like the rebels too, r-2, the princess, so its kind of a tie, get it, tie as in tie fighter. LOL!:Dteo, teo, teoooo...
 

sci-fi-dude

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#53
I like the Alien series, why, because its hard core sci-fi, very lost n space, and space 1999. Just some characters in space, dealing with gnarly planets, critters, the company<always something, lol;) and just when you think its safe, wammo! space critter time! boo!:P aliens-listing.jpg I still would love to see the space marines, and scientist visit a fully Giegeresque planet, that has no plant life and that planet is completely bio-mechanoid. Completely scary, and one would have to have a de-fib near by to finish the film. LOL! And im talking about the whole surface of the planet, suit and helmet needed in 80% of its, the planet surface, with some small pockets of "breathable" air...and the land scape would be dotted with small pockets of aliens, and space jockeys, the ones with the elephant like head.... H_R_Giger%20Art%2064.jpg
 
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