Have you ever wondered what life was like 55 years from today? What were the best selling science fiction novels or magazines of that year? What about popular movies and comic books of the period? What were the important historical events that were unfolding right at that moment? Well, if this is an interest to you, then log on to Galactic Journey to find out more.
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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.
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Since in 2017 we are used to Jon Watts giving us moving Spidey eyes, or Gareth Edwards CGI'ing Peter Cushing's face onto a Holby City actor, it is easy to see how we take the advances in modern cinema for granted. Heading back 90 years, and ushering in the the start of the #scifi genre as one of the most influential films ever, how does 1927's Metropolis look nine decades later? #FritzLang's German expressionist classic has seemingly stood the test of time, and as the grandfather of the genre, has gone on to influence everything from Blade Runner to Star Wars, and even Madonna. It is hard to imagine a world without #Metropolis which is a shame, as even after all these years, we have only ever managed to restore 95% of Lang's original.
Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be one of the greatest sci-fi writers who has ever lived. His works are known for having rich plots, filled with emotion, and pulling audiences into a world unlike anything they've ever seen before.
If you didn't have to read one of Ray Bradbury's books in high school, who were you? Whether it was in an English class or for summer reading, most students have had to pick up one of this author's novels. The best part is that unlike a lot of required reading, a lot of students end up actually enjoyingRay Bradbury's work. His writing spans multiple genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery. His pieces are also well known for having impactful social commentary. If you'd like to get yourself into his work, here's a list of the best Ray Bradbury books to help get you started.
40 years ago, one of the most amazing sci-fi comic book collections ever made debuted. Based off of the smash hit movie, the first round Star Warscomics first hit store shelves in July of 1977. They soon became the foundation of a number of major story arcs that would later get featured in movies — and also became major collectibles.
For those of a certain age or with an interest in the history of space exploration, the name of Wernher Von Braun will be a familiar one. Von Braun was one of the fathers of NASA's rocket program, the man who helped not only to build the massive Saturn V rocket that took the Apollo missions to the moon but also helped to sell the idea of space exploration to the American public. He was also the man behind Germany's V-2 rocket program during the Second World War, an act which (along with his potential involvement in and definite awareness of the use of slave labor to build said rockets) might also make him something of a war criminal. When Von Braun was at the height of his fame in the late 1950s-early 1960s, the idea of making a film about his life was deemed to be a good idea. The result was I Aim At The Stars, released in 1960 and which stands as an interesting historical piece if nothing else.
From 1978 to 1998, OMNI Magazine released countless articles about then-cutting edge science and society, making it one of the most prominent science-related products on the market. Bob Guccione's project came to life thanks to a multitude of regular contributors, writers, and editors.
Bored of watching modern day rom-coms and mainstream plots? You might want to put on some sci-fi cult classics from the 1980s. Audiences back them seemed open to some pretty far-out movies, and some science fiction films more than others became classics among a small, loyal following.
Most people are familiar with the greatest films in the science fiction genre, but you might be hard-pressed to name any of the best sci-fi cult classics of all time. You may ask "what differentiates a cult classic from a regular old classic?" After all, both classics and cult classics have great lines, great scenes, a loyal fanbase. What's the difference?