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As Douglas Adams may well have said, I was born at an early age and lived and breathed Sci-Fi from that point on. 'Doctor Who' was always the highlight of the week for me (and thousands of other children) as I was growing up, and I retain a fondness for it even today. Most of my Sci-Fi interest lies in books - TV and film Sci-Fi rarely lives up to the standards of its literary cousin. This is possibly because good Sci-Fi is about fascinating ideas, whereas TV and films are visual and aimed at providing us with flashes and bangs. In recent years, TV Sci-Fi has wandered even further from the 'pure religion' so to speak, as it has incorporated soap opera in an attempt (a pretty successful one, it has to be admitted) to widen the audience. I always find it ironic that Sci-Fi, which at its best is thought-provoking and life-changing, is often viewed with contempt in British society (How often have we heard the words "nerd" and "anorak"?), whereas being addicted to mindless formulaic soap operas and so-called 'Reality TV' is somehow socially acceptable - I think I'd rather be a "nerd."


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