writes, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game
amongst many outstanding Sci-Fi novels, has thrown
down the gauntlet in the L.A.
Times and said that it’s about time that Trek has
died. What took so long?
Star Trek, as Card claims, is Sci-Fi as Hollywood saw
it, a throwback to the 30’s adventure stories with no
regard for science or deeper ideas and little interest
in plot arcs or character growth.
That writers like Ellison, LeGuin, Silverberg, Niven
and more were pumping out outstanding science fiction
stories with fertile passion makes the public’s near
religious adulation of Star Trek all the more
questionable. Faced today with examples such as
“Lost”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Firefly” and
“Smallville” to put the spotlight on just how bad Trek
really is, people are still fighting to save this
So I ask you, does the death of Trek fill you with
childish glee or are you storming Paramount’s gates,