The Final Frontier, in Film and in Real Life has gotten its technical issues resolved, and this week’ science fiction film column is back at the correct day, which is a relief. This week, I use the occasion of last Friday’s shuttle launch to muse on how manned space flight has been portrayed in science fiction film — and where we go from here now that NASA’s manned flight program is at least temporarily coming to an end. As always, if you have thoughts of your own on the matter, leave comments there for the edification and delight of all.