Vintage articles and footage from the science fiction archives.
Buck Rogers (1939)
Buck Rogers (1939) is a 12-chapter "cliffhanger serial," that is, a movie divided into twelve parts, each part ending with a "Cliffhanger"; or, in other words, the hero "hanging on to the edge of a cliff," or in some way, hanging on for dear life until the "next thrilling episode" should see him escape danger, just in the nick of time. The story of Buck Rogers is based on a short science fiction novella called Armageddon 2419 A.D. a novel by Philip Nowlan I've never been able to finish, although I've tried. I always lose interest about halfway through.
Looking Back to the Future
Back in the 1970s days of yore my high school science teacher, a geeky guy who loved sci-fi and emerging technology, was trying to share his excitement with the class. He asked us to imagine the future.
Dennis Miller talks to the Russian Space station at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards
Something like what had taken place during the 1996 MTV video music award had never happened before or since the 1996 MTV video music awards. Now you might be wondering what it is I am referring to, I am talking about the moment in the show when producers had the host and comedian Dennis Miller do an interview live from earth to the Russian space station with some cosmonauts.
Repression and Robots
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. Just to be safe, Jane always made sure that only Rosie was in the house while she screamed her frustrations. No point in upsetting the rest of the family, after all. If Rosie heard her, she never said anything about it, so the tradition of letting the vacuuming robot drown out her shouts and sobs slowly became habit.
May you have something you love to do and a heart that doesn't bend to your talents
1 After my cousin graduated from university, she signed into a good enterprise, and the competition was very fierce. After the six-month internship, one of the five would stay.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S:3:E1
Hello and welcome back to the show. I have been absent from podcasting for a little while due to working a busy schedule. I spend a good portion of my off time remodeling a new home I recently purchased. I am also working longer shifts at my job and less time to podcast. However, my house will compete soon, and I hope to resume a more frequent schedule of shows. Since there was a long pause between episodes, I decided to create a new season for the show.
Survivors: A 70s Apocalypse
A virus emerges in Asia and, thanks to modern air travel, makes its way across the globe in a matter of weeks. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and governments struggle to react. Then people start dying, and those left unaffected or recovering begin dealing with the aftermath.
A Note from the Author: The following short story is based on a larger concept that I've been working on for over five years -- since my junior year of high school! I hope to one day make a science fiction novel out of it. I've even started writing a screenplay based on the idea, as my biggest dream is for it to become a movie. Thank you to Vocal Media for inspiring me and encouraging me to continue working on this intricate project!
Things to come - Movie review
Being called the first true science-fiction movie of the sound era, H.G. Wells Things to Come covers a full century of events, where man walked hand in hand with machines to forge the foundations of a new world. The whole movie is based on 1933 novel "The Shape of Things to Come" by H.G Wells, that novel was the main source being Wells himself the writer of the screenplay. It came out on the verge of the Nazi’s overtake of power, reflecting the fears of many that could see the troubled times ahead. On the screenplay, we see the world on war for more than 30 years, leaving humankind in a primitive state, curse by a terrible disease that clouded the future of a whole generation. His vision arrives to 2036 BC, questioning the very core of human society.
The gods gather themselves and sit in their thrones to begin the discussion of their greatest creation. Jove at the head, crackling with lightning, Juno beside him glowing with motherly radiance, Mars next with his sword resting against the table, Minerva on the left of Jove has her owl perching on her shoulder, Venus sits by her naked as usual her husband Vulcan next has his hammer in front of him, Then Apollo strumming lightly on his lyre, then Mercury, fidgeting restlessly in his seat Bacchus who is slightly drunk pours wine for them, Diana holding her bow and quiver tightly, Pluto, counting his gold , with Vesta beside him, nursing the nearby fire, and Ceres with her slightly darker complexion, and last but not least Neptune, holding the reins to his horses.
...In Search Of...
In Search Of is the title of an American produced TV show specializing in the Paranormal, Conspiracy Theories, and other mysteries. The series was produced by Alan Landsburg and was syndicated from 1977 to 1982. The series was in a half-hour time slot with a total running time of 23 mimes with the remaining time for commercials. There were 144 episodes made during its production. The show was hosted by Lennard who was best known to TV audiences as Mr. Spock from the sci-fi series Star Trek. Nimoy was chosen to replace Rod Serling who had passed away before production. The TV series was started as a continuation of previous documentaries that used the In Search Of title and were produced by Lansburg. The first one was called In Search Of Ancient Astronauts and was broadcasted in 1973. The program was based on the non-fiction book, Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken.
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.