Friday, March 12, 2010

Plotting A Course

After four and a half months of being lost in Space, I'm finally beginning to figure out what I want this blog to be. Sure, I'll still be reviewing 70s sci-fi DVDs, TV shows and movies, posting trailers, poster art and Space Babes pin-ups, digging up more old TV Guide and newspaper ads, and writing nostalgically about vintage disco-era toys and comic books... but I think I'll be writing a lot more essays like "25th Century Perspectives" and "Reality is Overrated," examining what I like about these shows and why, thirty + years later, they still resonate with me.

Anyone can just throw scans of old stuff up and say, "Remember this?" and make no mistake: I think that's cool and worthy in itself. Sharing nostalgia is fun. But I want to dig into my own memories a bit, and figure out why the stuff I dug at age 15 still means so much to me. I also want to go back and analyze some of this material from my arguably adult perspective and look at what the creators of these shows were trying to accomplish, what they succeeded at and where they failed.

Don't worry, though, this blog isn't going to go all dry and scholarly. I'm not a scholarly guy. Hell, I'm not even all that deep - a cool model spaceship is all it takes to get me excited about this stuff. But at least if I'm writing these sort of essays, it gives this site a distinctive, personal focus, and that's what blogs are really all about.

Along with these essays, I'm planning a new monthly feature (like Space Babes) - Favorite Episodes. This is exactly what it sounds like - I'll be writing about my personal favorite episodes from 70s sci-fi series, and why I like them best.

I'm also hoping to conduct and post a few interviews with people who worked in the genre.

I hope you'll keep joining me on this journey.


  1. Yeas, you really struck a chord with the "Reality is Overrated" entry. I read similar debates within Godzilla/kaiju fandom ("The next Godzilla movie should be DARK, the old ones are silly!" vs "Why so serious?"). Now that you've struck a chord, let's hear more of the tune!

  2. Look, any blog that states its intent by showing an image of Pigs in Space is one I'm going to follow. Its as simple as that.

  3. I am with you wherever you go with this blog. (Not in a creepy way I swear.)

  4. Beam me up, Chris! I'm in!

  5. Sounds like a lot of fun to me. I'll certainly be reading!