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space opera

n.
A subgenre of science fiction characterized by extraterrestrial settings and having melodramatic plots typical of soap operas.

[Coined by Wilson "Bob" Tucker (1914-2006), American science fiction writer, on the model of horse opera and soap opera.]

space opera

n
(Film) a science-fiction drama, such as a film or television programme, esp one dealing with interplanetary flight

space′ op`er•a

(ˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rə)
n.
a science-fiction adventure story involving space travel.
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A band of misfit heroes determined to change the seemingly doomed fate of the galaxy and turn the tides of war form the character-driven core of this star-spanning space opera.
Zenith: The Androma Saga," published by HarlequinTEEN, is the first book in the Androma Saga, a serialized space opera.
Disney was already the world largest entertainment company with a wealth of franchises in its stables, including Disney theme parks, Marvel Comics - with and its extremely lucrative MCU film series -- and that little space opera no one seems to have heard of, called Star Wars.
The latest instalment of the epic space opera was bettered only by 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first movie in the saga's sequel trilogy which took $248 million on its debut weekend and a total gross of $937 million.
It's been 40 years since the first installment of American epic space opera media franchise "Star Wars" came out yet it still hogs headlines and lassos people into theaters.
The space opera currently boasts a 93 per cent score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with over 291 reviews counted.
Apparently, Maya isn't a big fan of the epic space opera franchise, as she fails to complete the series' iconic expression "May the Force be with you.
It was an ambition motivated by one of my earliest memories, of when, aged six, I was placed in front of the flamboyant space opera.
Syfy, a dedicated science fiction TV channel that is available exclusively on the OSN platform, has announced that the third season of the space opera -- Dark Matter will premiere in the region on July 4.
In the wake of the Vietnam project's failure, he kept developing the "fuzzy comedy"--and began imagining a space opera on the side.
The Force is strong - well, strongish - as the seventh instalment of the much-loved sci-fi space opera touches down on DVD and Blu-ray.
To date, it is the only major French space opera, inspiring writers and directors all over the world.
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