I'm hearing it more and more. As a science fiction fan, writer, and filmmaker, I love hardcore science fiction. But, the big business machines behind the genre are telling writers to dumb it down. One of the most vivid examples was when Josh Friedman, writer and executive producer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, was told by the Fox TV Network to dumb down the show after Season One. He took this issue public on the Internet and a ComicCon. The public backed him to keep it sophisticated and not dumb it down. I'm bringing it up, because I use Josh as an example every time someone tells me to dumb down an AI / cyborg and human relations series I'm working on. That shows the public on a whole still appreciates a story with characters that make you think instead of watching a million explosion a minute with chop-socky action with no plot or story direction. On the other side of the coin, I see more and more people horrified at the re-image of Sherlock Holmes from detective to action hero. I am happy to see more and more people appreciate The Watchmen on DVD as a movie that makes you think. Long lasting classical science fiction should have a story with social value. Do you agree with the big business push for dumbed-down science fiction? Or, keep it traditional and keep people thinking?