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Re: Stargate SG-1
Posted By: PhiltronDate: 3/17/17 10:00 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Stargate SG-1 (PerseusSpartacus)

: : Truth be told science fiction is littered with stories of ancient races
: who

: Truth be told, I think that trope is a little too prevalent in science
: fiction - it was fun the first time, but once you've encountered your
: fourth or fifth example of an 'Elder race', your immediate reaction to the
: next instance is bound to be something like "Yeah, yeah, ancient
: aliens, blah blah, what else is new?"

: Vale,
: Perseus

Video games seem especially guilty of this cliché. Almost every single sci-fi video game that takes place across multiple star systems uses this trope: Starcraft, Halo, Homeworld, Mass Effect, Masters of Orion, Stellaris (any 4X game, really), Freespace, the Journeyman Project, Star Control... I could go on, but I'll stop there.

Off the top of my head I think only maybe the Escape Velocity series (by Ambrosia Software?), Eve, and Elite don't use this trope? I'm not familiar with the second two so I don't know for certain.

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