Author: Old School Science Fiction

On this day in 1990, Star Trek: The Next Gener…

On this day in 1990, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II” was broadcast.

rhea137: The Science Patrol Ultraman

rhea137:

The Science Patrol

Ultraman

A Dalek time ship traveling through the time v…

A Dalek time ship traveling through the time vortex in “The Chase” (1965).

Paging Mr. Spock: ‘Star Trek’ planet Vulcan fo…

Paging Mr. Spock: ‘Star Trek’ planet Vulcan found?:

A Mr. Mestral residing in Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania nods approvingly.

On this day in sci fi history, two iconic tele…

On this day in sci fi history, two iconic television episodes were broadcast.

“Superman on Earth,” the pilot episode of the 1950s Superman TV series starring George Reeves premiered in 1952.

And, in 1964, The Outer Limits episode “Soldier” by Harlan Ellison debuted starring Michael Ansara as Qarlo Clobregnny.

Planet Comics #55, July 1948. How can you mis…

Planet Comics #55, July 1948.

How can you miss with a hurled spear from a distance of one foot? Imperial Stormtroopers think you’re an awful marksman.

It’s Monday.

It’s Monday.

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so am…

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious, some experts call it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.:

A project this ambitious has an inherent credibility problem. Musk’s recent behavior hasn’t helped.

Drs. M’Benga.

Drs. M’Benga.

M’Benga was a physician from Uganda (presumably a member state of the United States of Africa) on Earth who served on the USS Enterprise during the late 2260s. He did his medical internship on Vulcan and was something of an expert in diagnosing and treating Vulcans.

Dr. M’Benga was seen in the TOS episodes “A Private Little War” and “That Which Survives”. He was played by record producer, Motown executive, and actor Booker Bradshaw.  The character returned to Trek in the fan series “Star Trek Continues” with Martin Bradford portraying the physician in the episodes “Divided We Stand” and “To Boldly Go, Part I”.

The Robinson Family, Major Don West, Dr. Zacha…

The Robinson Family, Major Don West, Dr. Zachary Smith, and the B9 Environmental Control Robot all became Lost In Space 53 years ago today when “The Reluctant Stowaway” was broadcast on CBS.