good excuse for a film to be in space?

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Hi
most of the space films & tv shows don't have a good excuse to be in space.
i mean, they could be easily be set in sea for example. Instead of "sailing" with a space ship - sail with a normal ship etc...
do you know about a good "excuse" for a story to be set in space?:)
 

Tim

Creative Writer
Asteroid belt mining.
Low/Zero G factories able to produce technology.
Waste management.
Prisons.
Erecting solar arrays to microwave beam power to the planet.
 
Asteroid belt mining.
Low/Zero G factories able to produce technology.
Waste management.
Prisons.
Erecting solar arrays to microwave beam power to the planet.

you can't tell a story about earth prisons?
why a space prison story is unique?
the same with the other examples... :)
there is no good "excuse" for space there...
 

Tim

Creative Writer
Hmm, there were a couple of interesting parts in it actually. Some scenes resembled busy commuting today, the value of life, and the escape pods at the end, which are nothing more than armoured suits capable of re-entry.

Originality does not fund film making. Where originality is more than generic. I think we have to accept that there are always going to be limitations to films because of that.
 
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