Monday, December 29, 2014

At Flashbak: Great Sci-fi Magazine TV Commercials of the 1970s and 1980s


My latest article at Flashbak remembers TV commercials...for genre magazines. I remember seeing many such commercials when I was a kid growing up in the New York/New Jersey area.


"So…anyone remember magazines?

That’s just a joke, of course. Printed magazines are still around in the year 2014, but since the arrival of the Internet many of the great one, long-lived ones (especially in the genre), like Cinescape and Starlog have completely disappeared from newsstands.

It wasn’t always this way. In the 1970s and 1980s, the genre witnessed a great magazine boom, so much so that magazine budgets were often flush enough to afford TV advertising.

Here are some TV commercials for genre magazines from that era..."

2 comments:

  1. Hi John,

    The 1978 ad with Robby The Robot is the one I saw when I was a boy and began my subscription with STARLOG#13. I was surprised that my parents purchased the back issues of number 1 to 12 too for my birthday that year. I was extremely happy.

    SGB

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  2. Did you know that the entire run of Starlog is not online at archive.org?

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