Monday, December 30, 2013

Did Friedrich Nietzsche Live A Rather Dull And Boring Life?

If – as a fan of Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda – you have harbored a preconceived notion that Friedrich Nietzsche was a thrill-seeker ahead of his time, but did Nietzsche lived a rather dull and boring life?

By: Ringo Bones

Maybe blame should be placed at that allegedly historically accurate biopic of Friedrich Nietzsche titled: “When Nietzsche Wept” that stars Armand Assante as Friedrich Nietzsche as a “melancholic” – as in someone who suffers from clinical depression - guy always checking himself into the nearest mental asylums whenever he feels blue. Sadly, this supposedly historically accurate version of Nietzsche seems to be largely ignored by a very large majority of today’s science fiction fans, especially fans of Gene Roddenberry But are ignoring this model of a “bland and boring Friedrich Nietzsche” at our own intellectual peril?

Fans of Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda had always harbored this preconceived notion that Friedrich Nietzsche was an avid thrill-seeker way ahead of his time and very much into the extreme sports of his day as based on how the Nietzscheans in the sci-fi TV series so often much behaved. But for better or for worse, are our intellectual selves be better off with a bland and boring version of Friedrich Nietzsche whose existentialist insights is probably the most “thrilling” aspect of the famed philosopher’s life?