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July 25, 2008

Lindelof: networks shouldn't be afraid of sci-fi

Comic-Con -- "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof defended sci-fi programming at the most appropriate of fan conventions, noting the powers-that-be keep being skittish to brand shows with the sci-fi label.

“There’s this sense that genre is bad, that it will alienate mainstream viewers,” he says. “But every year the show that everybody is buzzing about is a genre show and that’s also what ends up working.”

Lindelof noted “Heroes,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Fringe” as recent examples.

“Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, Batman is going to out-gross every other movie this summer -- next to Indy and Iron Man, also genre movies -- so why not embrace it?”


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