Author: Old School Science Fiction

This is from the February 1968 issue of &ldquo…

This is from the February 1968 issue of “Worlds of If” magazine.

I assume a lot of sci fi fans at the time felt that “The Future” was finally about to arrive and that they and their children would actually get to go into space.

Generation 1 Ravage.

Generation 1 Ravage.

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If you grew up on Altair IV in 500,000 BC, you…

If you grew up on Altair IV in 500,000 BC, you will remember this song.

In Old School Sci Fi, CTRL-ALT-DELETE doesn’t …

In Old School Sci Fi, CTRL-ALT-DELETE doesn’t cut it.

How I Shot a Photo Series Based on The Twiligh…

How I Shot a Photo Series Based on The Twilight Zone:

Michael Smiy details how he used both shadow and substance to bring his photo shoot into The Twilight Zone.

Wanted: Inspiring name for Mars rover

Wanted: Inspiring name for Mars rover:

Jar Jar Neelix.

Rest in peace to actor Roger Perry who died on…

Rest in peace to actor Roger Perry who died on July 12th of this year.

Star Trek fans will remember his as Captain John Christopher in the TOS episode “Tomorrow is Yesterday”.

Perry was 85 years old.

War: What is it good for?

War: What is it good for?

It’s not good for depicting what armed conflict in space would really be like, at least according to sci fi franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek.

Because Science gives us the lowdown on fighting in the final frontier.

John Candy as “Zontar”.

John Candy as “Zontar”.

This is from the October 30th, 1981 broadcast of SCTV. The brother of Conrad Bain (the latter known for playing Mr. Drummond from “Diff’rent Strokes”) is in league with the evil extraterrestrial overlord Zontar who wants to take over SCTV and demands nine of his own shows and three best-of specials. And it’s up to Deforest Kelley (Dave Thomas wearing a business suit with the Starfleet emblem on the pocket) and SCTV president Guy Caballero (Joe Flaherty) to stop him.

Did I mention Zontar’s weapons of choice are heads of cabbage that take over people’s minds?

This was the Canadian sketch show’s insane and brilliant send up of the Old School Sci Fi movie genre.