The birth of Sci-Fi Television programs started with kids shows during the 1940s. Suspending disbelief was easy for kids, but not so for (most) adults as executing space and gadgets wasn’t as easy then as it is today. Then a little show called Star Trek, the most famous Science Fiction show in history, aired in the 1960s on prime-time television and the birth of this highly popular and successful genre began.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple. A show like Star Trek cost over $100,000 per episode, which at the time was the most expensive show on the television airwaves. So the TV studios needed to really believe in a show like this in order to invest in the pilot and subsequent episodes. Other genres like a straight up comedy or court room drama for example were a lot cheaper and didn’t require any “special effects”.
The same can be said…
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