Episode 13: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

This episode, we talk Hard Science-Fiction (or Sci-fi), Soft Sci-fi, and Fantasy.  Comparing and contrasting those different genres allows us to classify where Star Wars fits in.  Before that, however, a clarifying question deriving from Episode 10, and a comment made about robots and androids.

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 Robot…

Robot…

 Android…

Android…

 Cyborg.

Cyborg.

 He scienced the heck out of this…with real science! That is some Hard Sci-Fi.

He scienced the heck out of this…with real science! That is some Hard Sci-Fi.

 Here’s a Mars movie that goes softer on their Sci-Fi (Mission to Mars).

Here’s a Mars movie that goes softer on their Sci-Fi (Mission to Mars).

 The epitome (and arguably the progenitor) of most of today’s modern fantasy.

The epitome (and arguably the progenitor) of most of today’s modern fantasy.

 So, where does this belong?

So, where does this belong?