Speak Your Mind: Harry Potter v. Luke Skywalker
If you’re a regular Teen Skepchick reader, it’s at least possible that you’re a least low-level sci-fi fan. I know I am. I also know that not all sci-fi/fantasy is created equal. Apparently, Daniel Radcliffe feels the same way. He said Harry Potter fandom is somehow better than Star Trek and Star Wars fandom because Harry Potter has literary roots.
Bah, I say! While encouraging kids to read is an admirable goal, I can’t bring myself to say that Harry Potter is better than Star Wars (at least the original trilogy). And The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy originated as a radio show. Is Daniel trying to tell me that Harry Potter is better than H2G2? Puh-leez.
What do you think? Do you prefer to consume your SF/F through movies or books, or does it matter? Do you think one medium is better than the other? What are your favorite SF/F series? Do you think it’s weird that the linked video ends with an advertisement for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2?
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