…this is probably
the most original idea of the site, without any doubt…
The purpouse here is not to talk about SF comics (maybe one day I’ll do that) but to show some samples of TV science fiction.
It’s quite easy to write something about your favourite show, but so far the only way to give some example on the web was probably to force people to long downloads of video files…
I think this unusual way can be quite effective.
This idea was born in February 22, 1974, when a little italian publisher, “Romana Periodici Illustrati”, came out with a very original way to merchandise the success of the “U.F.O.” TV show in Italy.
Instead of producing low quality comics (as somenone did) or some absurd product called “UFO” without any link with the serie, the publisher had a very interesting idea: photonovels with images and stories from the show!
The idea was very good, and readers forgave the huge number of mistakes contained in the magazine (changed lines, wrong photos etc.) and the very low quality of images (black and white, with terrible contrast).
Italian UFO fans could also read some unreleased episodes: in fact, only
20 episodes had been broadcasted on italian television.
U.F.O.: COMPUTER AFFAIR
STAR TREK: SHORE LEAVE
THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE ODYSSEY OF FLIGHT 33 - WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND UP
STAR TREK TNG: RELICS
SPACE PATROL ORION: THE SPACE TRAP
STAR TREK DS9: TRIALS AND TRIBBLE-ATIONS
THE INCREDIBLE HULK: ANOTHER PATH
STAR TREK VOYAGER: FLASHBACK
GALACTICA: THE LOST WARRIOR
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE: FUTURE TENSE
DOCTOR WHO (WILLIAM HARTNELL): AN UNEARTHLY CHILD
SPACE: 1999 (FIRST SEASON): DRAGON'S DOMAIN
SPACE: 1999 (SECOND SEASON): THE BETA CLOUD
DOCTOR WHO (PATRICK TROUGHTON): THE TOMBS OF THE CYBERMEN
THUNDERBIRDS: 30 MINUTES AFTER NOON
STINGRAY: A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
CAPTAIN SCARLET: THE MYSTERONS
DOCTOR WHO (JON PERTWEE): SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE
JOE 90: OPERATION MCCLAINE
THE SECRET SERVICE: A CASE FOR THE "BISHOP"
DOCTOR WHO (TOM BAKER): ROBOT
FIREBALL XL5: THE IMMIGRANTS
DOCTOR WHO (TOM BAKER): DESTINY OF THE DALEKS
TERRAHAWKS: THUNDER ROAR NEW!