If you’ve got a unique view of the world, science fiction might just be the genre your script is looking for. After all, the best science fiction stories give us an entirely new way of looking at the world. And sometimes they predict and reflect back with terrifying accuracy.
In this session we’ll go into what science fiction is, what its conventions are, how to best write it and what the differences are between SciFi for film and TV.
Since we have Robocop and Starship Troopers writer Ed Neumeier, as well as Wolfblood creator and writer Debbie Moon, we also go in a bit deeper. We’ll explore what science fiction means in the world of today, where female leads and creators are claiming their place alongside the men who have dominated the genre, yet where at the same time some fans seem to claim more ownership than the creators. We explore how science fiction has shaped the world and how your science fiction story, too, can help change an ever-changing world. We may also go into why we’re still waiting for our flying cars and hoverboards…
This is 21st century SciFi!
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Wolfblood, Hinterland
Credits include: Robocop & Starship Troopers
Credits include: MetaWars, Trucktown, Princess Ponies
Credits include: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Blake's 7
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