They arent the same anymore. Now its just not much of real SciFi, just a bunch of monster movies. Not anything much about space exploration. Good thing i bought the DVDs of the ones i really like.
Surviving in a Mars colony?Unless someone can say differently (and if so, I wish they would), I think Sci-Fi pretty much started with "monster" movies. I'm thinking Nosferatu, Frankenstein, The Mummy, etc... I think it really hit it's stride in the mid 50's with atomic age monsters (Them and Tarantula being two of my personal favorites) and the space age (Forbidden Planet, This Island Earth).
I think the problem is that even though it's fiction, it still needs to be somewhat plausible and most, if not all, of those tropes have been ridden to death. If you look at the following list:
(and probably a couple dozen more than I can't think of at the moment)
What angles of non-monster sci-fi are left; that hasn't been done (really well, I might add) already?
Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with you. I (like Hollywood, I'm guessing) just don't know where to go that hasn't been visited before, nor how to do it better than before.