Sci fi has recently come roaring back on TV. The Expanse, Westworld, Star Trek, The Orville, Foundation, etc but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the early 2010s sci fi on TV was rare if not dead. Reality and cop shows dominated.
TV sci fi was much more common and popular in the 90s. “Star Trek”, “Babylon 5”, “Farscape”, etc. Why was society much more excited for space in the 90s?
Why was there a stigma against sci fi in the early 2010s? Why did society stopped dreaming of a better future during that time period?
If the Hollywood producers tried to make a show that would inspire to people to become interested in space and astronauts would it have to be a soap opera?