I just realized something about my F/SF tendencies. When reading I prefer Fantasy works, this includes all the subgenres like Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, etc. (not to say I don’t love some Sci-Fi books) but when watching T.V. or Movies I much prefer Science-Fiction (proven by the fact that I’ve owned the 3rd Lord of the Rings film for over 2 years and haven’t opened it yet despite the fact that I really did like the first two in the trilogy). I especially like what most would consider bad Sci-Fi films like Darklight & Ultraviolet.
I wonder if this is because my brain finds it easier to imagine mythical worlds rather than what might be the future? Or do I just find fantasy worlds boring on film because they so often look exactly the same (since most are filmed in New Zealand)? I don’t know but it was an interesting realization.