Retro Sci-Fi Coolness!
I found this website a week or two ago now and thought I would share its awesomeness. Being born in the 70's and spending most of my childhood through the late 70's and the 80's TV shows such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Battlestar Galactica and Space: 1999 were everyday viewing. Let's not forget it was also the time that brought great Sci-Fi films too, such as Blade Runner, Alien and Star Wars (the three good ones). Oh the list of shows and films go ons, I sometimes feel a little pang of sorry for my son and his generation and the rubbish that is churned out as 'Saturday' TV viewing...
The site is called Space 1970 and is full of brilliance from this great period of Sci-Fi and Fantasy entertainment. Here is a run down of the site from its own very pages:
'This blog is dedicated to the science fiction films and television series of the 1970s - give or take a few years (say, 1969-1983) - including such nostalgic favorites as Star Wars, Space: 1999, UFO, Space Academy, the original Battlestar Galactica, Jason of Star Command, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Logan's Run and many others.
But be warned: I still love these productions with all the enthusiasm I held for them as a kid, and they will be treated here with affection and respect. If you're looking for someone to snarkily denigrate "old" movies - or like to do that yourself - you've come to the wrong site.
So journey with us back to the days when special effects were created by skillful hands and spaceships were detailed models, when robots were obligatory comedy relief, when square-jawed heroes and cloaked villains battled among the stars -- and the future was fun!'
The site is run and maintained by Christopher Mills who is a professional writer of comic books and short fiction in a variety of genres, as well as a DVD reviewer for several pop culture websites and does a bang-up job with the running and updating of the Space 1970 site. For me this site has become a frequent and favourite stop over in my internet browsing and is now happily residing in my RSS reader.
So what you wait for?
Go check it out!
Click here: Plunge Me in Retro Sci-Fi Awesomeness!