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Old January 6th 21, 16:13   #1
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Are people born with a love of space adventure?

I was never interested in anything sci fi or set in space until I finally played "Mass Effect" after a friend recommended it to me. Shortly after finishing the trilogy I devoured shows like "Babylon 5", "Battlestar Galactica", "Farscape", "Firefly", and now "The Expanse". Around this time I first discovered the movie "The Fifth Element".


Are people born with a love of space adventure or can one good work of a genre make a person a fan? Are there some deeper psychological factors at play here? For some reason I associate space opera particularly the ones with aliens and lasers with the 1990s and for me who was a child growing up in the 90s I consider the decade to be one of happiness and optimism.
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Re: Are people born with a love of space adventure?

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I was never interested in anything sci fi or set in space until I finally played "Mass Effect" after a friend recommended it to me. Shortly after finishing the trilogy I devoured shows like "Babylon 5", "Battlestar Galactica", "Farscape", "Firefly", and now "The Expanse". Around this time I first discovered the movie "The Fifth Element".


Are people born with a love of space adventure or can one good work of a genre make a person a fan? Are there some deeper psychological factors at play here? For some reason I associate space opera particularly the ones with aliens and lasers with the 1990s and for me who was a child growing up in the 90s I consider the decade to be one of happiness and optimism.
Hmmmmm, interesting idea. I myself remember always loving Science Fiction since I was a child in the 80s, but I don't think I really got obsessed until B5. I think that there is a certain psychological aspect to it because I know MANY people who can't get into Science Fiction simply because they refuse to try to wrap their heads around it. In that regard I would have to say that born with it or conditioned with it there seems to be some sort of type of imagination and thinking involved that some have and some don't or some refused to try to use.
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