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Post #1402347

Author
NeverarGreat
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Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
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Date created
12-Jan-2021, 2:23 PM
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12-Jan-2021, 2:24 PM
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NeverarGreat
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Another thing which places Star Wars firmly in the fantasy/surrealist camp is that the OT never showed a scientist or engineer, or at least never showed one at work. The closest we get to a truly STEM profession is mechanic or technician. The story is focused on soldiers, pilots, generals, captains, emperors, farmers, smugglers, bounty hunters, crime lords, peasants (droids), monks, masters, and all manner of human and alien civilians. It’s very much a medieval view of a world dressed in the illusion of technological sophistication.