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jimcat June 13 2013 01:17 PM

Starlog Magazine
 
Dear all,
Once again, I'm stumped as to which forum to post this in. No-one seems to have posted the link before, even if I'm the last to find it, so:

http://archive.org/details/starlogmagazine

is a link to the Internet Archive's scans of the first 224 issues of "Starlog" magazine. I've only had time for a quick look so far, but the general quality of the scans seems fairly good, it seems to be legal, and it's free!
This is my big chance to track down all those issues I regret throwing out years ago, and finding that they weren't that great anyway...

Best wishes

Timon

Captain Nebula June 13 2013 02:02 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
I wish I could find the Starlog magazine special they made for Star Trek II.

mb22 June 13 2013 02:28 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Quote:

Captain Nebula wrote: (Post 8241574)
I wish I could find the Starlog magazine special they made for Star Trek II.

Its available on eBay (and probably many other places as well).

bbailey861 June 13 2013 02:31 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
A great archived and downloadable find. Thanks.

Admiral Buzzkill June 13 2013 02:49 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
They've got a lot of the Tom Corbett books. Daymn.

Redfern June 13 2013 03:13 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Suu-weeeeet!

I acquired the first issue when my childhood buddy Kyle gave me his copy. (He partially colored the Filmation face drawings in the glossy paper center section.) I started to collect the mag with issue 6 and later I back ordered the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th issues to complete my collection. When my local newstand failed to supply the occasional issue, I opted for the mail delivered subscription. I faithfully purchased copies until the mid hundreds. Long before that point the magazine had become little more than a promotional vehicle for upcoming productions whereas I preferred "after the fact" in depth retrospectives. (Cinefantastique was more my angle, but prohibitively expensive.)

Thanks for the link!

Sincerely,

Bill

CorporalCaptain June 13 2013 03:30 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Thanks! :techman:

Harvey June 13 2013 04:18 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
I just discovered this archive yesterday (the Starlog collection, not archive.org). It's great!

J.T.B. June 13 2013 05:38 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Quote:

Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8241709)
They've got a lot of the Tom Corbett books. Daymn.

Also a bunch of the radio shows, brought to you by Kellogg's Pep, the spaceman's breakfast cereal!

Tom June 13 2013 05:39 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
I still have a bunch of old issues from the 80's put away.

TREK_GOD_1 June 13 2013 07:01 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
The memories! I have much of the early years up to 1986 in storage, so it has been a long tome since browsing the magazine, and its style. If you look at issues 1 - 15, you really get a sense of how different filmed sci-fi was back in the day.

Thanks for the link, jimcat!

Galileo7 June 13 2013 08:00 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Quote:

TREK_GOD_1 wrote: (Post 8242657)
The memories! I have much of the early years up to 1986 in storage, so it has been a long tome since browsing the magazine, and its style. If you look at issues 1 - 15, you really get a sense of how different filmed sci-fi was back in the day.

Thanks for the link, jimcat!

Well said. As a boy, I first began subscribing to Starlog back in '78 after seeing the Robby the Robot television commercial. I began my subscription with issue#13 and purchased the first twelve back issues with my paper route money. Great memories and a great magazine that I still have stored in a box too. I also subscribed into the '80s.;)

M June 13 2013 09:04 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Discovered this a few months ago. I have been downloading all issues covering the premiere of Deep Space Nine, but didn't find time yet to actually read them.

It's funny how many times they chose to heavily and enthusiasticly feature a show, only to stop when said show was cancelled. Happened with Time Trax, which got covered for three or four months with interviews, specials etc., but then it got cancelled. Same with Space Rangers, Earth 2 and Space Police. In insight, it's funny to see how often they were "wrong" about a show being the next hit. But then again, what is a magazine going to do?

Shaka Zulu June 13 2013 09:08 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Quote:

jimcat wrote: (Post 8241424)
Dear all,
Once again, I'm stumped as to which forum to post this in. No-one seems to have posted the link before, even if I'm the last to find it, so:

http://archive.org/details/starlogmagazine

is a link to the Internet Archive's scans of the first 224 issues of "Starlog" magazine. I've only had time for a quick look so far, but the general quality of the scans seems fairly good, it seems to be legal, and it's free!
This is my big chance to track down all those issues I regret throwing out years ago, and finding that they weren't that great anyway...

Best wishes

Timon

Thanks for the link.

BorgusFrat June 13 2013 09:47 PM

Re: Starlog Magazine
 
Awesome mag, for it's time! I got my first ever fan-made blueprints through them, which led me to discover Star Station Aurora. I'll never forget getting the Excelsior blueprints in the mail- - totally professional! They could of been on store shelves right next to the "official" sets,and they looked awesome on my bookshelf sitting next to the TMP ones.

I can even see the old ad listings in the "Trading Post" with these downloads! Isn't free stuff from the internet GREAT!!!! :techman:


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