Monday, December 13, 2010
Captain's bLog: 1213.10
Coming in at #1 was the original Battlestar Galactica, with 66 votes. In second place was Space: 1999, garnering 40 votes. The big surprise for me was that third place was taken by Gerry Anderson's other 70's live-action opus, UFO, with 30 votes, just barely knocking Buck Rogers in the 25th Century into fourth, with 29. Fifth place was The Six Million Dollar Man, with 26 votes.
So what does this mean? Well, that maybe I should write more about Battlestar Galactica and UFO, for starters. I'll post another poll soon.
• Starting on December 20th, I'll be running a week's worth of posts dedicated to the post-Apocalyptic science fiction of the 1970s: The End of the World as We Knew It. It's the first "theme week" I've attempted here, and I'm curious as to how it will be received. There will be seven days of reviews and articles about flicks like The Omega Man, The Ultimate Warrior, etc., running through the holiday.
• I've posted my review of The Bionic Woman Season One DVD set from Universal over on my DVD Late Show site. You'll find it HERE. In rewatching the show for the first time in decades, I was pleased to find that I still really enjoyed it, and that Lindsay Wagner - who was almost too good an actress for this type of show - was still as lovable and admirable as Jaime Sommers as I remembered. A rare kudos to Universal, too, for including the Six Million Dollar Man episodes that introduced the character. I still cannot afford the Time-Life complete Man set, and I would have been more than a little annoyed if those episodes had not been included in the first season Bionic Woman package.
• Another recent review at my DVD Late Show site that might be of interest to Space: 1970 readers, is my coverage of the Space Precinct - Complete Series DVD set from Image Entertainment. Produced by Space: 1999 and UFO's Gerry Anderson, this 90's syndicated sci-fi cop show has a distinctly 1970's vibe. Review HERE.
• Oh, and unless I've miscounted... this is my 200th post.