October 8th, 2006

run the fuck away

Brin weighs in on the Trek/Star Wars battle

This article is old, but really good. I'm a big Brin fan, and I'm also a Trekkie. And Brin is bang on with the difference between the two- without directly saying that Star Wars is fantasy (which it is- my only complaint with the article is that he calls it sci-fi). Still, he points out how Star Wars is in the tradition of Campbell's deconstruction of myth- and why that's a bad thing.