Germany seems to be one of the nations who get being geeks, you see plenty of posts by Germans on English gaming forums, they enthuse about their own corny Sci-fi series and generally seem to embrace the geeky side of life. I wish Aussies were more that way inclined, but some nations just seem to lack the geek gene on the whole and Aus is one I think. I wish Aussies would get as excited about our Sci-fi as Germans do with this series, also Germans have a TV series about an underwater UFO base or something they go on about. I approve.
Mad Max barely counts as sci-fi these days and I'm not sure diehard Mad Max fans really count as geeks so much as scary rev-heads, not that I've seen any anywhere but on Youtube. And I suspect film buffs will be singing Metropolis' praise long after Mad Max is forgotten, if we have to invade New Zealand to get that sort of Sci-fi cred so be it I say.
Von Harbou did become a Nazi. Just saying. IIRC she had ambitions to be Mrs. Adolf Hitler, something she shared with Siegfried Wagner's widow, which, considering he mocked the Nazis in one of his last operas, helps explain why his work remains relatively unknown.
Ahem -- back on topic, this appears to be a kind of overview of the Perryverse:
Australian Dawn wrote:You think SF geekery has something to do with Germanys proclivities that way?.... Vril, world ice theory...You may be right!
Vril energy came from a British novel, The Coming Race, and had a fan following in esoteric societies everywhere in the late 19th century. Of course, everyone misses that the book was a satire of Victorian society with an inversion of the genders. Everyone just keeps it at super-electricity created by a superior underground race.
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