Friday, June 18, 2021

StarPodLog #8



Starlog magazine issues 15 and 16 from 1978. Star Wars, Superman, Twilight Zone, Supermarionation, Invaders, and more!

Read along with your personal issue from your collection or for free here:
https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-013/mode/2up
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We will be attending Superman Celebration. Join us:
https://www.supermancelebration.net/
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We will also be attending the greatest of them all- Dragon Con! https://www.dragoncon.org

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Special guests and subjects include: Billy Hogan gives us a behind the scenes look at the new Superman movie. Check out his Superman Fan podcast at: https://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Author Jeff Thompson discusses Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. You can purchase Dan's books at: http://ideasintobooks.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Mount fills us in on Gerry Anderson's Space 1999 Report. Follow him on his Starburst TV Zone podcast at: https://www.starburstmagazine.com/podcasts/tv-zone-plus ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yehuda Kleinman and Ron Salvatore discuss the merchandising of Star Wars. This is an incredible resource for collectors: http://theswca.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edward German reminisces about the 1955 classic sci-fi film This Island Earth. Find out more on his 1950s Science Fiction podcast at: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-1950s-science-fiction-podcast-edward-u6zfsKjVIGS/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark O'Connell gives us the full story if the television classic The Invaders. Follow him on his Far Fetched podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/far-fetched/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anthony Rooney recalls the details about the fantastic puppetry work of Gerry Anderson 's Supermarionation! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out Command Flight Adventure in Clarksville, Tennessee! https://m.facebook.com/TSNCygnus/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Havens and Philip Browne consider the implications in Star Wars. Find out more about the Imperial Commissary and the ICCC at: https://www.imperialcommissary.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All this, plus Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and more!

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Topics:

Star Wars
Superman: The Movie
Twilight Zone
Space: 1999
This Island Earth
The Invaders
Supermarionation
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Battlestar Galactica
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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Superman: The Movie
Twilight Zone
Space: 1999
This Island Earth
The Invaders
Supermarionation
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Battlestar Galactica
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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Thursday, June 3, 2021

StarPodTrek Episode 7



On this incredible episode of StarPodTrek, we consider the Star Trek and science contents of Starlog magazine in issues 13 and 14 from 1978.






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Read along with your personal issue from your collection or for free here:
https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-013/mode/2up

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Check us out at KAG Kon, the free online convention of the Klingon Assault Group.
We will be presenting the panel: Vulcan History and Culture.
Join KAG at: 
https://www.kag.org/
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Metrotham Con was an awesome multi-genre convention where we presented the panel "Star Trek on Paramount+"

https://starpodlogpodcast.blogspot.com/2021/05/can-you-say-metrotham-con.html

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The Romulan War is an outstanding independent Star Trek fan production! View it here:
https://youtu.be/xlR6QUlZDfA

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On this episode, Nathan Allan takes us on trip throughout our galaxy in Interplanetary Excursions.
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Bob Turner &  Kelly Casto consider the Susan Sackett penned Trek Report, including the latest news about how Star Trek Phase II became The Motion Picture.
Check them out on 70's Trek!
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/70s-trek-star-trek-in-the-1970s/id1138311807?mt=2

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The Scotch Trekker Dan Leckie and Mike Schilling fill us in about the new movie that Leonard Nimoy will be featured in: Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Follow Dan at:
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Listen to Mike at Speaking Nerdy:
https://www.speakingnerdy.com/

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Remember when John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and the cast of Saturday Night Live spoofed the Star Trek? Starlog magazine provided the script to the show for those of us that didn't have a Betamax recorder. Listen to The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise!
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Star Trek blueprints, Gene Roddenberry and Fredrick Pohl consider what the future holds for science fiction and more!

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Topics: Star Trek, Starlog Magazine, fan films, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek Phase II, Gene Roddenberry, Saturday Night Live

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Publication date-Stardate 2021.06.03
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

StarPodLog #7



On this exciting episode of StarPodLog, we consider the sci-fi contents of Starlog magazine from 1978 in issues 13 and 14.
Read along with your personal issue from your collection or for free here:
https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-013/mode/2up
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We will be attending Superman Celebration. Join us:
https://www.supermancelebration.net/
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ICCCon was an incredible Star Wars convention that we attended recently. Make plans to attend next year with us!
https://iccollectorsconvention.com/
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Subjects that we will be discussing on this episode:
501st Legion member BJ Savage considers the article David Prowse: The Man Behind The Mask. 

He also describes what it is like to costume as Darth Vader!
Check out the 501st Legion at:
https://www.501st.com/
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Joey Pittman discusses Walt Disney's Space Shows of the Fifties.
You can find him on the Disney Universe podcast at:
https://linktr.ee/disneyuniversepodcast
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Listen how horror superfan Derek Martin had the opportunity to meet Forrest J. Ackerman at the Ackermansion!
Feel free to join the Tennessee Horror, Suspense, Sci-fi & Fantasy Meetup group at:
https://www.meetup.com/horrorfriends/
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Artist Kevin B. Cleveland discusses the ingenuity that painter Matthew Yuricich used in the movies.
Discover Kevin's work at:
https://www.artstation.com/kevinbcleveland
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Kevin Lentz describes the niche hobby of collecting Science Fiction records.
Find out more at:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/starwarsrecordsandtapes/?notif_t=group_r2j_approved¬if_id=1621505084498833&ref=m_notif
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Artist Jeremiah Pantoja admires the work of Star Wars matte painter P.S. Ellenshaw.
Explore Jeremiah's creations at:
https://m.facebook.com/ArtisticLifestyle1/
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All this, plus Logan's Run, Project UFO, Capricorn One and more!
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Topics:

Star Wars
Logan's Run
David Prowse
Disney
Forrest J Ackerman
Project UFO
Capricorn One

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Star Wars
Logan's Run
David Prowse
Disney
Forrest J Ackerman
Project UFO
Capricorn One
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Publication date-Stardate 2021.04.28
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

StarPodTrek Episode 6



On this exciting episode of StarPodTrek, we and our guests discuss the content of Starlog magazine issues 11 & 12 from 1978, including Star Trek Phase II, Susan Sackett's interview with Gene Roddenberry, and special guest Larry Nemecek brings his vast knowledge of Trek!







Follow along with us by pulling out your copy of Starlog, or read it free online at: https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-009/page/n11/mode/2up

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Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek and Dan "The Scotch Trekker" Leckie discuss the Star Trek Report.
Check them out at:
https://m.facebook.com/thescotchtrekker/
https://larrynemecek.com

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Computer guru John Lotshaw considers the digital age of the 1970's by reviewing the article: The Computer's Game.
Subscribe to his YouTube channel!
https://youtube.com/channel/UC23BFGfUDfX_wg5sg2kchZg

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Galtrol joins us again to talk about the connection between Sputnik and Star Trek.

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Star Trek fan film producer David Miller reports on what fans were looking forward to in Star Trek Phase II.
Here's how to support his latest project!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidmillerstudios/star-trek-amazons?fbclid=IwAR3rvO0tibDHb40xMi144ATZlx_dsFSjyemUyr0NIC5tsrBrVGKD1_1dNpk
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All this, plus Susan Sackett's interview with Gene Roddenberry, Richard Mathenson's Incredible Shrinking Man, and more!

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Topics: Star Trek, Starlog Magazine, fan films, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek Phase II, Sputnik, Gene Roddenberry

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Publication date-Stardate 2021.05.12
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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Can You Say “Metrotham Con”?

 

Metrotham Con was a fan-run, multi-fandom convention in Chattanooga, TN. What a cool name for a con, combining “Metropolis” and “Gotham”! In honoring their theme for 2021, “Oh The Horror”, they had guest actors from movies like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. It was a small con, but there were plenty of things going on. Besides the usual vendors’ room, gaming room, and costume contest, there were special “After Dark” panels, karaoke, an adult vendor hall, and a dating game, plus much, much more. There were numerous panels all day long for all three days, plus celebs signing autographs and doing photo ops, and cosplayers roaming the halls. We were happy to be delivering two panels: “StarPodTrek Presents Star Trek on Paramount Plus” and “StarPodLog Presents Starlog- The Worlds Greatest Sci-Fi & Fantasy Magazine”. We were grateful for the friendly staff that helped us get set up with a projector and screen for our panels. One small disappointment was that we somehow missed Star Trek guest, Lisa Wilcox, who played Yuta on the TNG episode “The Vengeance Factor” (and was also in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4). After the con, we visited the River Valley Sculpture Garden in Chattanooga. We loved the exquisite metal sculptures and landscaping.

By The Honorable Kavura

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

StarPodLog #6


On this exciting episode of StarPodLog, we discuss the content of Starlog magazine issues 11 & 12 from 1978, including discussions about Logan's Run, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Superman, and more!
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Follow along with us by pulling out your copy of Starlog, or read it free online at: https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-009/page/n11/mode/2up

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Meet us at these upcoming conventions!

Methrotham Con: https://metrothamcon.com/

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Anthony Rooney will examine tv's most controversial sci-fi series - The Prisoner!

https://youtu.be/DJIluC7TjIw

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Paul Haber tells us what went wrong with the Logan's Run TV Series though the eyes of David Gerrold.

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Billy Hogan chronicles the activities of Superman: The Movie producer Ilya Salkind.
https://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/?m=1

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Did Star Wars save Marvel in the 70s?
Former Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Jim Shooter discusses the connection between Science Fiction and Comic Books. We interviewed him at the Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo.
https://www.shooterswork.com/
https://www.hsvexpo.com/

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Nathan Allan covers the amazing computer vector animation that Larry Cuba used in creating the Death Star!

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Kevin Packard is joined by Grant Baciocco to discuss the Superhero shows of the 1970s.
https://www.checkpointcharley.rocks/
http://www.doctorfloyd.com/

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All this, plus Close Encounters of the Third Kind, UFOs. Makeup Artists Stewart Freeborn, Rick Baker, Dan Striepeke, Dick Smith. The Pressman Movie & TV Makeup Kit and more!

Topics:

Star Wars
Superman
Superheroes
The Prisoner
Logan's Run
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Star Wars
Superman
Superheroes
The Prisoner
Logan's Run
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Music used with permission Checkpoint Charley.

Publication date-Stardate 2021.04.28
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Nice to See Ya at ICCC



        The Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention, aka ICCC, is a Star Wars focused event that is held annually in Nashville, Tennessee. It was held most recently on April 16-18, 2021 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. More that just a convention, this has turned out to be an international family reunion with people coming from all over the globe. Showrunners Michael and Andrea Havens were gracious hosts that greeted everyone at the entrance. There were so many attendees this year that the line to get in wrapped around the building! 

The vendors’ room was filled to capacity with rare, high-end toys and collectibles from around the world, including Model Trem, Lili Ledy, Palitoy, and more, thus demonstrating for the third time in a row why this con is THE place to be for Star Wars collectors. Cosplayers were also in full force with brilliant costumes representing everything from Star Wars to Star Trek to GI Joe. The model-makers with their remote controlled droids were a huge hit!


Many actors, artists, movie, toy, and gaming industry professionals were in attendance to mingle with fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and present panels. Dungeons and Dragons writer Jeff “Duck” Leason was a really nice and funny guy. Angie Mayhew was also in attendance with The Peter Mayhew Foundation to discuss this charity origination.

https://www.mayhewfoundation.org/

Given the choice to attend the next Star Wars Celebration or ICCCon, we would definitly choose ICCC!

https://iccollectorsconvention.com/


-by the Noble Nayr and the Honorable Kavura




Saturday, April 17, 2021

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo 2021

This was our third trip to Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo in Huntsville, AL. On the drive down from Nashville, TN, there were several huge model rockets along the roadside to welcome us to the city nicknamed Rocket City. The city earned its moniker by being home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. We attended the con sporting our replicas of NASA uniforms worn by the crew of Enterprise, the first space shuttle, which takes its name from the famous spaceship from our beloved Star Trek. We always enjoy this con for its laid back atmosphere and its great location at the Von Braun Center. Huntsville is also the hometown of our STARFLEET Internation ship, the USS Wernher von Braun. One of our shipmates, Laura, is a yearly vendor at the con, greeting everyone with a smile, and always being the most Trek-stocked vendor out of the huge vendors’ room.

This is one of the best cons for comic book collectors, having comic book guests and loads of vendors selling comic books of all kinds from all eras. We even did an interview with comic book writer Jim Shooter. Star Wars was represented by fan tables by the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion. Both groups are there every year trouping in costume and happily taking pictures with fans.

We presented two panels this year. The first was “Star Trek 101”, a primer on all the Star Trek TV shows and movies for anyone new to Star Trek or anyone who just needs a review of this classic show that has endured over fifty years and has so much content that only the truest of fans can keep up. Our next panel was “Starlog: The World’s Greatest Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine”, covering all the things that were great about this magazine that kept us informed of all things geeky before there was an internet. We had a great time at our panels, receiving positive and enthusiastic feedback from the audiences. Next year’s expo has been scheduled for April 22-24, 2022. We plan to be there in costume and making a boom in Rocket City!

-by the Honorable Kavura