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# 181
02-07-2010, 10:17 AM
Oooh, I forgot Shadowrun!

It's sci-fi, I'm positive. My definition of sci-fi is the basic question : What would happen if...? The author of the Left Hand of Darkness wrote that definition and I've stuck with it since.

All good sci-fi delves into this. Anything else, I would personally classify it more as fantasy or epic. Like Chronicles of Riddick, doesn't actually answer this question, so it's kind of a more techno-fantasy story than sci-fi.

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but so is Star Wars. It clearly falls more into the category of epic fantasy, as it deals with good vs. evil in a fantastic universe that doesn't fulfill my premise.

As compard to Minority Report: What would happen if, cops could prevent murders before the happened?

And Shadowrun : What would happen if magic returned? Valid, even though magic is unsubstantiated, but it still deals with its effects on society and tries to define magic in a scientific sense.
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# 182
02-07-2010, 10:18 AM
Hrmm. . . Either Star Wars, Futurama, Mass Effect or Firefly.

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# 183
02-07-2010, 10:18 AM
The original V series,

I always wanted to be a V rebel lol,

it was the first Sci Fi series I watched from episode 1 to the end.

(The remake is horrible noooooooooooooooooooooooooo why did they have to remake it)
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# 184
02-07-2010, 10:20 AM
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The original V series,

I always wanted to be a V rebel lol,

it was the first Sci Fi series I watched from episode 1 to the end.

(The remake is horrible noooooooooooooooooooooooooo why did they have to remake it)
Ah, the remake wasn't THAT bad.
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# 185
02-07-2010, 10:36 AM
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Oooh, I forgot Shadowrun!
D'oh! Me too. Although, would that be considered sci-fantasy?
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# 186
02-07-2010, 10:39 AM
@ GenTechJ: Read my definition above. I would call it sci-fi as it adresses the effects the return of magic has on society, much like science-fiction usually does. Magic in itself doesn't have to be a property unique to fantasy. Psi-Powers in Babylon 5 and Star Trek could be considered magic.
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# 187
02-07-2010, 10:41 AM
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@ GenTechJ: Read my definition above. I would call it sci-fi as it adresses the effects the return of magic has on society, much like science-fiction usually does. Magic in itself doesn't have to be a property unique to fantasy. Psi-Powers in Babylon 5 and Star Trek could be considered magic.
I was about to bring up races you typically see in fantasy, but then I remembered Warhammer 40k. And 40k is definitely sci-fi. So I have to agree with you there.
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# 188
02-07-2010, 10:44 AM
I also forgot Futurama.
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# 189
02-07-2010, 10:44 AM
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I also forgot Futurama.
D'oh. I completely forgot about Futurama! *Goes to edit list*
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# 190
02-07-2010, 10:52 AM
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