When people say science fiction used to be so optimistic I feel like what they’re actually saying is that Star Trek used to be so optimistic?
I’ve watched a lot of science fiction from lots of decades and it seems to lack optimism throughout pretty much all of them. There’s almost always social commentary and fears and anxiety and stuff.
And it’s been thick with dystopia and horror pretty consistently, too
nice that I see another person who works at a theater, though I’m just bar staff
Oooh bar staff interesting
Our theater doesn’t have a bar staff yet but it will after the renovations are done. A lot of the customers coming in are either really excited or really scared about how we’ll be selling beer and wine coolers soon
The theater I work at is going through renovations right now and like, the ceiling is gone and the wiring and all metal thingies are clearly visible. Also half the concession stand is gone because they’re building the new one behind the current one and stuff.
Little kid with his mom today notices all this, and as I finish giving change the kid goes “Why is this place dying!?”
First I smiled and laughed because it was super cute, and then I wound up saying “Well, it’s actually kind of in the process of being reborn.”
He didn’t get it but it made the mom laugh.