Monday, July 2, 2012

Captain's bLog: 0702.12

Star Kid Kurt Belcher dropped me a line over on Facebook to let me know that the first issue of the relaunched GEEK magazine, on newsstands now, included a brief, but positive, mention of the Space: 1970 blog in its "Web" section. As always, it's nice when the site gets noticed by quote real world unquote media, and while it was a very small mention, it was nicely spotlighted on the page (right above the Mego Museum, one of this Star Kid's favorite sites). 

•  Poll: This is the last day to vote in our current Readers' Poll. If you haven't cast your ballot yet, you'll find it over at the top of the right-hand sidebar. If you read Space: 1970 only through an RSS feed, you'll have to come to the site to vote.   

•  Netflix News: Space: 1970 favorites Starcrash and Battle Beyond The Stars (along with a bunch of other Roger Corman-produced/distributed B-films), are now available on Netflix Instant Play in the United States.

These movies join such 70s TV staples as Jason Of Star Command, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, The Incredible Hulk, Star Blazers, Battlestar Galactica Classic & Galactica: 1980 on the company's Instant program. It's almost like being a kid again... except it's better, because now you can watch them anytime you want! 

   Support Space: This site now has over 400 followers here on Blogger, and the Facebook Fan Page recently topped 950 "Likes," although I'm not sure how many people that "Like" the Facebook page actually ever visit the site. It seems like most of them just "Like" the various pix I post over there.

I also want to thank every person who has used the Amazon links on this site to make purchases of vintage sci-fi on DVD/Blu-ray (and the few who've made Paypal donations - if you'd like to contribute, there's a link in the right-hand sidebar).

  Blatant Cross-Promotion: Anyone who enjoys my writing and reviews on this site should check out my DVD Late Show site, where I have been reviewing B-movies, cult films and genre television shows on DVD and Blu-ray disc since 2005. Among the over 700 reviews are plenty of Space: 1970-era favorites, like Battle Beyond The Stars, Damnation Alley, Starcrash, The Starlost, the Space: 1999 Blu-rays, and many more.


  1. I only discovered the Mego Museum site recently and very good it is too. Shame 'The Black Hole' wasn't a bigger hit because the prototype of the unproduced Palomino looks terrific

  2. I just got the magazine on the weekend and it was cool to see your site get a mention. Is that the J. Bond from CCD who wrote the blurb?

  3. That's great that your site got a mention. With the passing of Andy Griffith is there any chance you'll do an article on his short lived 1979 show Salvage 1? Never saw it, but was always curious about it.

  4. Actually, I've been gathering (or trying to; stuff's hard to find) material on Salvage 1 for a while now...

  5. Congrats on the mention in Geek magazine, that's gotta make you feel a little good. I'm currently watching the 70's BBC series Survivors written by Terry Nation who also wrote some Dr. Who episodes. It's pretty interesting. I don't know if these are available for streaming as I have the hard copy plan. But worth checking out if NF does.

  6. I hope Netflix gets "Space:1999" someday. That would rock.