I’ve enjoyed The Mandalorian greatly but I prefer sci fi space adventure like “The Expanse” or “Mass Effect”. I love the Iain M. Banks “Culture” novels.
Space adventure like that seems to have a hard time on TV.
Has science as we know it and all the problems we are bombarded with on the daily news have made it hard to imagine humanity having a future in space? I think this is a big reason why superheroes were so big in the 2010s.
There also seems to be a stigma going on. People have no problem with watching things with zombies, dragons, and even superheroes in them but are apathetic or even downright dismissive of things with spaceships that are not Star Wars.
Has space sci fi become too “dark and gritty”? Has it lost it’s optimism and sense of wonder?
One of the futuristic worlds I loved was the one shown in “Big Hero 6”.
I also loved the world of the anime “Planetes”.