Science Fiction


One of my favorite animated television programs from my childhood in the 1980s is VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE. The series follows the adventures of two teams of space explorers.  The first team, the Voltron Lion Force, consists of five members — Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk and Princess Allura — each of whom flies a […]

STARCRASH: A Sci-Fi Color Feast for the Eyes

I became a science-fiction fan the first time that I watched STAR WARS on RCA VideoDisc, which my family rented from Hansbarger Appliances when I was probably four or five years old. By the late 1980s, I had also absorbed then-contemporary classics such as BLACKSTAR, KNIGHT RIDER, TRANSFORMERS, MIGHTY ORBOTS, VOLTRON, THE LAST STARFIGHTER and ROBOTECH. In 1987 I […]

FLASH GORDON (Steve Holland)

I love science-fiction movies and TV. For whatever reason I tend to gravitate toward the older stuff. One such example is the 1950s FLASH GORDON television series starring Steve Holland. I wouldn’t call it a great show, but I can see how it would be entertaining for children of all ages… like me. Of all […]