Monday, February 6, 2012

Captain's bLog: 0206.12

So, here we are, a month and more into 2012, and Space: 1970 is zipping along at lightspeed. January received more unique hits and page views - by far - than any other month since launching this site a bit over two years ago. I find that quite gratifying. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my love for this stuff, and that a small oasis of snark-and-cyncism-free genre nostalgia can actually survive on the 'net.

I only wish that I had more time to write more posts of substance - essays, detailed book and DVD reviews, "Favorite Episodes," "Fave Fives," etc. - and didn't need to rely so much on purely image-based posts. Realistically, the posts wherein I share scans of movie posters, TV ads, comic book covers and such get just as many views (and more comments, usually) than the posts that I labor over for days or weeks. But that doesn't mean that I'm satisfied. I mean, sure, this is a nostalgia/retro blog, but I would like it to be a little bit more than a virtual scrapbook.

Unfortunately, that kind of blogging takes a lot more time, energy and focus, three things that have been in short supply around here of late.

All that said, I do hope to get these four articles posted by the end of February: a look at the 70s Buck Rogers series that never was, a "Favorite Episodes" post on Battlestar Galactica's "Gun On Ice Planet Zero," a "Fave Five" list of sci-fi fighter ships, and the long-promised review of the 1975 television pilot, Strange New World, the conclusion to the Gene Roddenberry/Warner Brothers "PAX Trilogy."

Since it's a short month, I guess I better get writing....

•  I did a little maintenance to the site this past weekend. I replaced a couple of defunct videos and added some images to old posts. Specifically, I uploaded additional new poster scans for Saturn 3, Silent Running and Flesh Gordon. Check 'em out.

STATS: Here on Blogger, Space: 1970 now has 375 "Followers," while over on the Facebook fan page, the number of users who "Like"  S:70 is now over 800. And in January, thanks to the popularity of the Frazetta Galactica posts, the site received over 40,000 page views - as noted above, marking the best visitor numbers the blog has ever achieved. Thanks to everyone for your support and a hearty welcome to new readers! I hope you'll stick around.

•  February's "Space Babe" will be posted later this week.... stay tuned.


  1. Fully deserved: thanks for the effort!
    And thanks for the choice of the photo -nostalgia!

  2. I was actually thinking of making a live journal or blogger just so I can post here. I usually post as anonymous. Anyway, I do apprreciate the effort you put in here. Since I found this blog I have bought so many old (bad, but awesome) sci-fi movies and TV shows I should be ashamed of myself ;) It's all such great stuff and so much better than the GCI sci-fi we get these days. I can actually get lost in these worlds a bit.

  3. As above, excellent site. Never followed till today (was subscribed via google reader) but rectified that and liked the Facebook page too.

  4. We all appreciate the hard work you put into this site Chris.I'm always pleased when new content appears as it provides another trip down memory lane each time.

  5. Quality over quantity Chris. Keep up the good work whenever you can.

  6. As a U.F.O. fan, thanks for the pic of the moonbase hotties...I mean "operatives". As a daily visitor, thanks as well for the work you put into this site.

  7. Can't believe I didn't discover this site 'till the end of last year, but it's been in my bookmarks ever since. Many thanks for the time and effort, gems every post!

  8. You do the Lord's work. Keep it comin'.

  9. Caption for UFO pic: "So... how 'bout it?"