The New Space Opera Golden Age on the Screen

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Aug 19   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Tags:
Film History Space Opera
There appears to be a resurgence in space opera on the silver screen, including The Force Awakens, Jupiter Ascending, Interstellar, and Guardians of the Galaxy not to mention new TV shows like Babylon 5, The Expanse and the forthcoming Old Man's War. Is this an encouraging sign that public interest and enthusiasm for science and SF is on the rise? Is this resurgence manifesting in literature as well? What more do we want to see?