Memories of the fantastic movies, TV shows, books and comics of my youth. Lots of clippings from my scrapbooks and articles from my magazine collection, as well as some vintage advertisements just for fun!
Friday, February 19, 2010
1976 UFO series article
Those of you that also read "My Star Trek Scrapbook" blog, will know I have scanned some material from the excellent British publication "TV Sci-Fi Monthly." From issue #7 comes this two page layout on the first Gerry Anderson live-action series (vesus his marionnette programs) UFO. I enjoyed the show whenever I could catch it on TV as a young teen, and I taped the intro theme song onto cassette along with others I liked and played it endlessly. I also really dug the purple-wigged, mini-skirted hotties occupying the moonbase! What were the program administrators thinking? It's a wonder any work ever got done!
First, the cover of the magazine, which opened up similar to the "Star Trek Poster" magazine, except with more pages.
Born in the late 50's, a kid in the 60's, a teen in the 70's, I'm "forever-fourteen." Monsters, spooky stuff, sci-fi and Star Trek captured my imagination as a youth and the memories made will never fade. The profile photo symbolizes the efforts of my stepdad to rid me of my "childish" interests, as he called them; at which, not being a man of strong imagination, he failed.