I'm sure you've all heard this question before, for various reasons, from various people. No one seems to wonder such, however, for quite the same reasons, though. When I say "my science fiction," I mean the shows and movies of old of "good versus evil," "good guys triumph in the end," "stories of undying love and loyalty," and "skill and courage, against insurmountable odds." That, and I suppose, more than I could list in any reasonable amount of time. Things like the old stuff, Star Wars and Star Trek, as well as the newer stuff, like Farscape, Stargate SG-1, the First Wave, and the like. I'm leaving a lot out, but for some reason my brain doesn't want to function, right now. I loved those shows. They brought me to a world where people weren't all hypocrits, where honor, love, bravery, they mattered, and they moved the world and the people in it. It was my escape from the far from perfect world we all live in. Now, though, all the new shows I see, be it fantasy, or science fiction, look, sound, and feel like soap opera's to me. They just can't seem to make a show that isn't entirely about drama, or "character development" which seems to be synonymous with "juggling around a half dozen relationships, often more than one at the same time throughout several seasons." Some shows such as BSG and Stargate Universe, although I happen to like the former of these at least a little, can't even seem to get through an episode without someone having some ridiculous fault in their mindset that causes them to betray, or otherwise screw up, whatever they happen to be doing. Stargate Universe takes this to an extreme, but they did so out of imitation. The fact that they thought this was "good writing" just astounds me, and makes me mourn the loss of the old style of showmaking. It is to the point now that every time I look at a new scifi show, in hopes that it will be my next escape from the jerk living accross from me, or the annoying customers that stop by, or whatnot, I come away dissapointed, the thought of "oh, another scifi drama, joy" lingering at the forefront of my mind. I might sound like the old man saying "back in my day," but it seems to me there has been a distinct change of focus in my beloved genre, and I wonder: Am I alone in this?