posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 08:03 AM
History. That is the answer to your question.
As an old timer, I cut my teeth on reading sci-fi books starting about the time UFOs appeared in the US--yes, that long ago. In those days sci-fi had
absolutely no legitmacy. Sci-fi was considered a bastard step-child of fantasy and not a creditable genre, While it has grown more and more popular
with the masses, as the masses are drawn to think about other life out there and incidently, to witness and report UFOs, the subject has actually,
usually, been treated with contempt by Hollywood. That contempt started at the first low-budget films and continues well into TV movies.
There are several reasons that reinforce the lack of respectibility given to sci-fi movies. We can blame lack of scientific credibility for many of
the themes of such movies, lack of creativity, lack of money, lack of the religious folks to "like" such movies (as a rule) and lack of science and
government to deem them OK and/or help much in the making of them.
On the other hand, given all of the reasons why sci-fi movies have suffered in coming of age, it is still refreshing to these old eyes to see that the
genre has a terrific influence today on how most younger people look upon the universe. The whole field of Sci-fi has held make more acceptable
considerations that those things called UFOs are just maybe something....