9. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 17 and 18

Nayr, Kavura, and guests discuss the science fiction articles that were in Starlog magazine issues 17 and 18, originally published in 1978. Highlights: Empire Strikes Back, Space: 1999, and more classic TV shows!

StarPodLog - The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcast
9. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 17 and 18

What’s in episode 9, “SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 17 and 18”?

1978 Fall TV Shows

Joe Crowe & Gary Mitchel from the Dragon Con American Sci-fi Classics track discuss the ’78 Fall TV shows! Check out their Facebook group:

Space: 1999 Report

Paul Mount fills us in on Gerry Anderson’s Space 1999 Report.
Follow him on his Starburst TV Zone podcast: https://www.starburstmagazine.com/podcasts/tv-zone-plus

Superhero TV Shows of 1978

Tony Barletta from the Dragon Con Comic Book track discusses Superhero shows including Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Doctor Strange!

The Empire Strikes Back

Rebel Legion members Mike & Kyleigh Jones consider the article Gary Kurtz: The Empire Strikes Back. The Star Wars producer talks about continuing the series!

Starlog Merchandise Guide

“Doctor Mego” Paul Clarke reminisces on what it was like to mail away for items as we discuss the Starlog Merchandise Guide!

All This, Plus…

Steven Spielberg, Battlestar Galactica, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, and more!

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Episode Credits


  • Kavura
  • Nayr


  • Joe Crowe
  • Gary Mitchel
  • Paul Mount
  • Tony Barletta
  • Mike Jones
  • Kyleigh Jones
  • Paul Clarke


  • Kavura
  • Nayr

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9. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 17 and 18