Orson Scott Card Hates Star Trek

Not that I’m looking to throw another log on the fire of yesterday’s post, but Orson Scott Card hates Star Trek. And wrote an LA Times article to prove it.

Comments anyone? :)

[Link via OutsideTheBeltway]

6 thoughts on “Orson Scott Card Hates Star Trek”

  1. Another “Waaa, waaaa, it’s not good SF ’cause it wasn’t created by ” diatribe. Sheesh, stick to writing your book Orson. May I call you Orson?

    And since when does SF on TV have to tackle the big issues or explore complex themes? Why can’t it be about fun and excitement? ST was that, especially for its time.

  2. “This was in the days before series characters were allowed to grow and change, before episodic television was allowed to have a through line.”

    And that is why the Babylon Project was our last, best hope for quality television SF. For that matter, it is why I watched “Hill Street Blues”.

  3. Will and OSC. Their answers and comments are just about perect. ST was our elemntary school and HS, now it’s time to move on. And maybe in a few years someone can give us ST worthy of where the audience is now.

  4. I think there are deeper issues at work here besides a simple “I hate Star Trek” motivation. As a well-known and talented science fiction author, Orson Scott Card was approached and obviously snubbed by a major television network at one point or another in his career. My guess *and yes this is all speculative* is that a network wanted a “Star Trek like” show from him or worse yet, to turn one of his original and groundbreaking novels into a bad made-for-tv movie/pilot. When Mr. card held to his integrity and refused, they dropped him like a hot potato. Hence, the deep disdain for anything Star Trek.

    I have read a couple of Mr. Card’s novels and consider myself a fan of his work. No doubt, Star Trek in it’s latest incarnation is well-past it’s time and I too was glad to see go. However, seeing a storyteller engage in such an attack against an almost 40 year old beloved franchise that America *no, the WORLD* grew up with is petty at best and unprofessional at the worst.

    -al

    PS – So Mr. Card, you write that Lost and Buffy are some of the best Sci-Fi on TV right now? You should know that you are NOT helping your case making remarks like that … :-S

  5. PS – So Mr. Card, you write that Lost and Buffy are some of the best Sci-Fi on TV right now? You should know that you are NOT helping your case making remarks like that … :-S

    I’ve watched buffy and lost and they are both very good show, but not science fiction though. I hope that’s what you meant to convey. Or I would have to question your tastes.

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