Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Story, Story, Story

Fantastic interview with Leonard Nimoy over at I'm particularly struck by this question and response:

How do you feel about the current state of science fiction on TV and film? 

Well, I’m concerned about the positioning of story in terms of importance. When I see a lot of explosions and a lot of chases, I’m not terribly impressed. I think there are three terribly important elements that must be given a priority position in science fiction as well as in any other kind of drama. The first is story, the second is story, and the third is story. Story, story, story, story, story. If the story is compelling and interesting, I think all the rest will find its place.

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