Does Star Wars VII Herald the Return of Space Opera in Film?

On Saturday 1 November 2014, the cast wrap party for Star Wars: Episode VII was held at the Science Museum in London, England. This party marks the end of principal photography of the much anticipated latest chapter in the Star Wars universe. With an anticipated release date of 8 December 2015, Star Wars fans are beginning to become increasingly excited. Over the intervening months until its release, many questions surround the return of the Star Wars franchise. Questions like, how will the original cast of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, come across after 32 years? How will the story unfold? Who … Continue reading Does Star Wars VII Herald the Return of Space Opera in Film?

Space Opera Returns to Television. I Hope.

In 2012 Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey was published. This book remains on my shelf, unread, but filled with the potential to grip my imagination. Now the SyFy (I hate this name) Channel has announced that they have ordered a ten episode adaptation of this book à la Game of Thrones. I’ve heard many things about Leviathan Wakes and The Expanse series in general, both good and bad. There seems to be very little middle ground when it comes to these books. People either love them, and read them rabidly, or hate them, giving up before completing the first … Continue reading Space Opera Returns to Television. I Hope.