Re: Michael Crichton on science & the media

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 12:06:57 MDT

John Marlow wrote:
> re: SF. DID YOU SAY SF? sssshhhhhhh.
> Figure this out: 10 of top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are
> SF. Crichton is clearly writing SF. And yet.... "Science fiction"
> label is the kiss of death in both Hollywood and New York. Crichton
> is not called SF by the hoity-toits; 'tis a bad word, you see. Why?

SF has a positive outlook upon the future, which is politically
incorrect in Hollywood. The future is supposed to be miserable,
distopian, where man devolves as industrial civilization fails of its
own poisons. Anything else is, to them, improper propagandizing against
a properly malthusian outlook that we live in a world of limitied
resources and choices where we must learn to live sustainably.

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