Orci: Fantasy Vs. Science Fiction


Television has been turning to fantasy lately instead of science fiction, and Star Trek into Darkness‘ Roberto Orci thinks he knows why.

According to Orci, science fiction has hit a “stumbling block.”

“Part of it I think you can see sci-fi has slightly hit a stumbling block in some of the summer stuff that we saw,” said Orci. “I think maybe it’s typical a little bit that you jump between [being] totally logical and something a little bit more whimsical.”

Current TV fantasy hits include HBO’s Game of Thrones, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Orci has a new show coming out in the fantasy genre, Sleepy Hollow. In Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two-and-a-half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, and he must team up with a contemporary police officer to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the Founding Fathers.”

Sleepy Hollow will debut on September 16.

Source: The Wrap

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