Saturday, April 27, 2013

1980 Starlog Ads

When I was a little kid up through college, I was an avid reader of Starlog, the preeminent at the time magazine dealing with all things science fiction.  They always had up to date news on the Star Wars movies, not to mention other great franchises like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Space: 1999.  One of the coolest things about the mag were the ads.  There was so much cool stuff for sale back then.  I scanned a few of the ads from issue #36 in 1980 and I'd still love to have some of this stuff, especially these animation cels from many of the Filmation cartoons I loved back then.
There were also a lot of ads for Don Post masks, which were always popular around Halloween.  That Alien Face Hugger mask is really cool.
Finally this ad for a certain sequel that just came out at the time got tons of little (and big) kids excited for the summer to come.
These old Starlogs are a great time capsule from a time when it was great to be a kid who was into sci-fi movies and TV shows.  I guess the internet fulfills that need for the kids now.

1 comment:

Regularjoe said...

The internet fills that needs in ways you may not be aware of. Almost the entire run of Starlog is scanned into pdf and available for download over at the Internet Archive.