Monday, May 09, 2005

OSCard gets snarky about Star Trek

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Orson Scott Card, author of the perenially-controversial Ender's Game (which might possibly be the creepiest science-fiction novel ever written), answers an interesting question in the Los Angeles Times (and I'm quoting from the essay here): "So why did the Trekkies throw themselves into this poorly imagined, weakly written, badly acted television series with such commitment and dedication? Why did it last so long?" And it's a pretty thought-provoking answer as well. (Thanks to Bookslut.com for pointing this out, and for always remembering that us web-bois loves our science-fiction.)