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Bleep me up Scotty: why is sci-fi suddenly so sweary?

Today 06:04 GMT

Similarly, if you discovered aliens planned to eat you, you might be reasonably expected to swear – but The Twilight Zone was written by luminaries of pulp sci-fi magazines, who were used to shocking readers without using shocking language.

It’s not that we won’t swear in the future, but it is familiar – and sci-fi, as Peele says at the beginning of The Twilight Zone, is about a “dimension of imagination”.


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