Video: STARLOG Television Commercial!
If you were a sci-fi kid in late seventies to early eighties, chances are Starlog magazine was a big part of your life. It’s hard to explain the impact of Starlog to someone too young to remember it. This was a time not only before the widespread adoption of the Internet. But if was before the entertainment press was a part of most people’s lives. Entertainment Tonight was a few years off. And cable television was still pretty rinky-dink.
Starlog opened up a world to us kids. A world of future movies and televisions series. A world where the wizards who created special effects became real people to us. For Starlog readers Douglas Trumball, Rick Baker, Jim Danforth or John Dykstra were stars! And interviews with them were as exciting as Q &As with Mark Hamill or William Shatner.
It was a great magazine. And a great time to love genre movies.