What happened to space opera?
I was never interested in science fiction until I played Mass Effect under the recommendation of a friend. I thought the Battle for the Citadel scene was epic.
Back in the the late 90s and early 2000s we had awesome epic space operas like Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, DS9, and Babylon 5. I used to see a lot of commercials promoting the Battlestar Galactica TV series back in 2004-05.
Why don't we see shows like Battlestar Galactica or Babylon 5 anymore? Did the network execs decide the genre was dead? Did we lose hope for humanity's future? Does space travel and exploration not excite us anymore?
It was long thought that fantasy was a genre once thought reserved for geeks but Game of Thrones has garnered a huge audience. Perhaps a well written space opera with a huge budget could appeal to a diverse audience.
Should this genre be revived?