WtF a Fantasy Podcast #20 – Space Opera

On this episode of the webcast we chatted about some of our favorite works in the space opera genre. We talked about Dune, Star Wars, Saga, and a few other things as well. Tune in below for the fun times!

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Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson
CJ Casey

Webcast Notes:

  • 00:00 – intro and definition/origins of space opera
  • 05:14 – The Gap Cycle
  • 07:14 – space opera and film – Flash Gordon, Star Wars
  • 12:03 – more classic tropes of the genre – Dune, Star Wars, Foundation series
  • 17:51 – space opera in comics and animation- Saga, Titan A.E.
  • 26:13 – some other space opera recs
  • 29:55 – wrap up

Recommendations:

Stephen R. Donaldson – The Gap Cycle
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Saga
Frank Herbert – Dune, Dune Messiah
Isaac Asimov – Foundation series

Movies – Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Dune, Titan A.E.

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