Been a while since I seen a marching band competition...anyway where were we?Serious_Much wrote:To be Sci-fi is any kind of fantasy that is in a futuristic/space setting. By definition for me since it is a) a fantasy and b) set in space to be a sci fi..
Oh yeah, this right here. I agree with it.
If anything, Tolvo, it sounds to me almost like you're automatically putting any unrealistic fiction under the general category of "fantasy." If the main source of a fantasy is futuristic technology that is usually enough for most people to qualify it as a Science Fiction, since the fiction is in the fantastic science on display. It sounds like you're hanging too much weight on the presence of something like the Force in Star Wars and that it's inclusion discredits any and all other qualifying themes present in the series. The Force is one appealing aspect of the story, but the other ones are things like swords made of lasers, space stations the size of planets, aliens, space dogfights fought with lasers, and sentient robots. A lot more fantastic science and tech on display than the "magic" of the Force.