Avatar: The White Guilt Fantasy
Sci-fi blog io9 has this wonderful article about the movie Avatar and how it relates to Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai and other movies where a white guy leaves his own oppressive people to join the nobel savage, and not only be perfectly integrated, but become their best leader ever. I’m very interested how science fiction explores cultural themes, and how it betrays we explore those themes. I’m trying to subvert this in Starslip at every turn.
Blamimation countdown: T-minus 3.
Also a note — I know comments are disappearing from the blog. I’m trying to figure out how to restore them, since they are all saved. I’m not deleting them; they’ve all been good conversations!