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Varaj:
I tend to like my science fiction to be hard sci-fi.  If I want soft sci-fi I will just play a fantasy game.  Fantasy doesn't have to be medivial setting but can be future setting.
So what do you prefer?

Knightcrawler:
Well your going to have to define what you consider hard sci-fi and what you consider soft sci-fi.  In my opinion Star Trek is hard sci-fi and Star Wars is soft sci-fi.  I have always defined the hard/soft thing by if they actually get into how the technology works.

Varaj:

--- Quote from: Knightcrawler ---Well your going to have to define what you consider hard sci-fi and what you consider soft sci-fi.  In my opinion Star Trek is hard sci-fi and Star Wars is soft sci-fi.  I have always defined the hard/soft thing by if they actually get into how the technology works.
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I would consider Star Trek to be soft science and Star Wars to be fantasy.

Star Trek is nothing but mumbo jumbo attempting to pass itself off as science.  Tripe at best.

Star Wars makes no attempt at science, it is a fantasy game in a future setting.

Bagpuss:
2300AD and Cyberpunk Space is hard sci-fi to me.

Star Trek is soft sci-fi what with gravity plating, transporters, etc.

Star Wars is fantasy.

Dr_Avalanche:
I like a bit of accuracy in my sci-fi, but taking it too far (into what you call hard science) does in my opinion take away attention from what I find more important - plot, story and character development.

So I guess in a sense I prefer soft science, but it's nice if it doesn't look like soft science. If that makes any sense... :D

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