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'Magnus the Robot Fighter'
Magnus the Robot Fighter 4000 AD was a Gold Key comic published between 1963 and 1977. It was written and drawn by Russ Manning during its first run with Gold Key comics. In later years, the series would be picked up by other publishers. In this post I plan to focus on the Gold Key years only. I am not acquainted with the other issues.
The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor
Doctor Spektor is a fictional character that first debuted in Mystery Comics Digest #5 published in July of 1972. Later he would appear in his own comic series The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor which ran from May 1973 to February 1977. The series was published by Gold Key comics which was a division of Western Publishing. Doctor Spektor was written and created by Donald F Glut along with artist Dan Spegal who drew the images. The series consisted of some 25 issues with the last one being a reprint of the first one. The comic was published bi-monthly during its run.
The 'Unexplained Mysteries' Podcast
The Unexplained Mysteries podcast is a weekly podcast devoted to answering the questions of some of the most intriguing mysteries of our time. The series' stories range from ancient times to the modern era—everything from UFOs, vampires, The Bermuda Triangle, and other related phenomena. However, the series does investigate other topics other than the paranormal; archeology and medical science mysteries are discussed as well, while some shows are devoted to missing persons and unexplained deaths.
The Old Time Radio Revival of the 70s
During the 1970s, there had been a renewed interest in radio dramas that were a result of nostalgia that occurred after the release of the movie American Graffiti in 1974. The movie depicted the life of teenagers in 1950s America and was directed by George Lucas. With this in mind, Hyman Brown, a producer himself, decided to pitch an idea to CBS Radio. Brown had produced radio dramas during radio's golden era and decided that a new generation of listener might tune in. He drew from his experience from shows such as The Inner Sanctum Mysteries and The Adventures of Nero Wolfe. Therefore he created The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, a nightly radio drama that ranged from supernatural horror to science fiction stories in light of his past productions. There were also other producers who wanted to try their luck at making radio dramas. While CBSRMT was the heavy hitter of revived dramas, there were two shorter-lived series which will be discussed in this post.
'The Disappearance of Flight 412'
The Disappearance of Flight 412 is a made-for-TV movie first broadcasted on NBC during 1974. The film is about the crew of a U.S. Air Force radar test craft sighting a UFO and then undergoing an intense interrogation. The pilot is instructed by an authority higher than his commanding officer to land his aircraft at a remote airstrip then await orders. This command was given after one of the crewmen reports mysterious objects on the radar screen. Once the pilot lands the aircraft as instructed, he is met with some unknown government officials who question the entire crew about what they saw. The movie stars David Soul as Captain Bishop, Glen Ford as Col. Moore, and Guy Stockwell as Lt. Col Trottman. The production was filmed at both Oxnard and Edwards Air Force bases. The running time is 72 minutes and was shot in color with some Black and White stock footage.
Perry Rhodan is a science fiction pulp hero created by K. H. Scheer and Walter Ernsting who were German science fiction authors. The first story was published in 1961 in a digest format consisting of 66 pages. So far some 400 paperbacks and 200 hardcover novels have been published in the German language, the county of origin. Sales of the series have totaled about 2 billion worldwide while one half of the volume sold in Germany alone. The Perry Rodan series is considered to be one of the best selling of all time. The series has been translated into multiple languages including English, it has been published as a comic, and one theatrical movie was made based upon the digest stories. There have also some audio plays and PC gaming based on the series as well, although entirely in German.
Cults is a weekly podcast that takes an in-depth look at the inner workings of a cult. The podcast is one hour long and typically in two-part episodes. The hosts are Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardson of the Parcast Network, which is a part of Cutler Media. The two host discuss the history of the cult's origins with a focus on the psychology of the cult leader. A new episode of the series is released to the internet feed every Tuesday. The series debuted on September 27, 2017 with an episode on the Manson Family. Since the release of the first episode, Parcast Network has produced 38 shows and still counting. Stories have ranged from cults started in the United States to cults originating in other countries. The episodes include famous cults to relatively obscure ones. The series has discussed famous cults such as the Branch Davidians and the members of The People's Temple. However, the show's host makes a point to cover lesser-known cults or cults that have evolved into something else, some of which are the Oneida Community, The Church of Euthanasia, and The Brethren.
Asgardia the Space Kingdom
Are you ready to make your mark in outer space on an orbiting habit? Are you interested in seeing a permeant presence in space? Do you want to be able to support this vision of future? Well, Asgardia The Space Kingdom is waiting for you. Asgardia is not a place as of yet but its founder is now creating plans for a future space colony envisioned like something out of science fiction.