13. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 25 and 26

If you grew up in the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s, you will love StarPodLog! On this spectacular episode: collecting Star Wars toys, pinball machines, Alien, & more!

13. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 25 and 26

What to expect from episode 13: SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 25 and 26?

When Pinball Machines Were All the Rage!

Brent and Whitney reflect on how pinball machines of the 1970s changed by the end of the decade. These games kept all the kids occupied for hours on end. You can also listen to them talk about arcade games and pinball machines on the Broken Token podcast.

Ray Bradbury: Sci-Fi Writer Extraordinaire!

John Shoberg gives us insight on the life and legacy of the legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Gone but not forgotten, Ray Bradbury wrote classic science fiction stories such as Farenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man.

The Genius of Gerry Anderson!

Shane Poole fills us in on the Gerry Anderson Space Report. Gerry Anderson was the genius film maker behind the classic Supermarionation type of television production in the 1960s. He quite aptly showed us the versatility and entertainment value of marionettes.

Toy Collecting and the Star Wars Phenomenon!

Super Star Wars couple Michael and Andrea Havens consider the Steven Sansweet-penned article about collecting robot and space toys and how this led to Star Wars mania!
Visit their toy store, IC Toys, next time you visit Music City! Everyone is invited to attend their annual Star Wars convention, ICCC! It’s out of this world!

Wait! There’s More!

Plus: Hosts Nayr and Kavura shine a light on how Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien movie broke all boundaries for horror and movies in general, the art of H.R. Giger (the brilliant mind behind the artwork of the Necronomicon books) from Switerland and his contributions to the movie Alien, and so much more!

Episode Credits


  • Kavura
  • Nayr


  • Brent and Whitney
  • Michael and Andrea Havens
  • John Shoberg


  • Nayr

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13. SciFi in Starlog Magazine Issues 25 and 26