Reply to post: Re: Star Trek was a revolutionary interpretation of space that rejected the sci-fi conventions

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Teiwaz Silver badge

Re: Star Trek was a revolutionary interpretation of space that rejected the sci-fi conventions

Indeed Star Trek rejected SF conventions and instead went with a cross between a cowboy film and a submarine film... in SPACE!

Seem to remember a Gene Rodenberry interview in he said the Studios of the time were stuck on a Western fetish, and thought that's what the audience wanted and nothing else, so Gene incorporated elements of those westerns so it would not seem familiar.

Forbidden Planet (1956) spaceship was rather more submarine-ish too.

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