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 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

i was wondering why they stop after a big announcement in Starlog # 14, it was a big day ! ,just look at the titles: JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN, THE INVADERS, THE 6 MILLION DOLLARS MAN !

Remember, the year is 1978 and 40 years later there are titles that we still don t have and some we just recently have !
But nothing happened. they had made some the year before like THE AVENGERS and FIRST MAN IN THE MOON but it was before this big news. I wonder if they really could have done THE INVADERS !

https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-014

ps click on the pages and you can see all the mag ! and every issue of STARLOG are there and some others !

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-014


I found the item. It's on page 50:
https://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazine-014/014#page/n49

Yes, very interesting. I wonder if they had a real path to releasing Melle's pilot score from The Six Million Dollar Man, or were they just putting the idea out there and hoping for the best?

They did release a couple of scores for real...

https://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazine-020/020#page/n13

...but what seemed to happen is that Varese Sarabande started advertising genre soundtracks in Starlog, and the magazine backed off its in-house attempt to become an ongoing record label.

I bought Silent Running, The Empire Strikes Back (Gerhardt version), Dark Star, and Dressed to Kill (Donaggio) from Varese via those Starlog ads.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Heh, Damnation Alley. With or without synths? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-014


I found the item. It's on page 50:
https://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazine-014/014#page/n49

Yes, very interesting. I wonder if they had a real path to releasing Melle's pilot score from The Six Million Dollar Man, or were they just putting the idea out there and hoping for the best?

The did release a couple of scores for real, but what seemed to happen is that Varese Sarabande started advertising genre soundtracks in Starlog, and the magazine backed off its in-house attempt to become an ongoing record label.


yes, thats maybe the reason because the same year VARESE did SILENT RUNNING and MASTER OF THE WORLD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)



Wow! I'm glad someone even back than was thinking about a Six Million Dollar Man soundtrack. It looks like most of those tv requests made it out on tv.

Someone even added Fantastic Journey.

Hmm. I should have added Quark to the list.

--james

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2018 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   jgraebner   (Member)

I remember that GNP Crescendo was also a big advertiser in Starlog.

I used to read every issue of that magazine cover-to-cover. The soundtrack ads were one of the first things I looked for when I got a new issue.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

Oh yeah!! I remember that. I remember replying to the wanted list ad (wrote a letter because I didn't want to cut up my precious magazine) and demanding that Space: 1999 Year 2 HAD to be at the top of their release list. I also bought Rocketship X-M. What memories!! It's a shame the record label never went anywhere. After all these years, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun and Damnation Alley finally made it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Oh yeah!! I remember that. I remember replying to the wanted list ad (wrote a letter because I didn't want to cut up my precious magazine) and demanding that Space: 1999 Year 2 HAD to be at the top of their release list. I also bought Rocketship X-M. What memories!! It's a shame the record label never went anywhere. After all these years, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun and Damnation Alley finally made it.


If they had gotten Man from Atlantis done in 1978, before the tapes disappeared, we would at least have a CD mastered from the LP today, and possibly from the 1/4 inch LP master.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

I remember seeing this in Starlog at the time.

Personally, I never saw it as a 'big announcement' though. They were doing a poll to gauge what the interest was, first and foremost. I know they concluded the piece by saying "look out for several soundtrack releases over the next few months", but I have a feeling that there hadn't been much work done in terms of researching how 'do-able' any of these releases were in reality.

Even though I was only 15 or 16 at the time, I never myself thought we'd get to see most of these surface through STARLOG RECORDS. And indeed they didn't.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)



Glad to see someone made Starlog available on the internet. I miss Starlog, it was a tragedy when it stopped publishing. Do you remember when it was the only sci fi television/film magazine available? Now we have so many and I don't know which one to pick. Scifi Now or SFX? Scifi Channel or Starburst? The Star Trek Magazine or Dr. Who? I just can't afford them all. Not like the glory days of Starlog, and Starlog was how Film Score Monthly started. So much of what we have today is because of Starlog.

In comparing Starlog to SFX or SciFI Now, I miss the more relaxed style, where information wasn't crammed in everywhere. and you could read the SL more leisurely and seemed to enjoy it more.

I also feel bad that I lost a great deal of my collection.

Starlog, along with the loss of tvshowsondvd.com, are some of the reasons why I feel our culture is going downhill the past few years.

Better stop now. This is a Starlog RECORDS thread as opposed to memories of Starlog.

---jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Bill Cooke   (Member)


I have fond memories of their Albert Glasser compilation album (or was that a Varese Sarabande album)?

A lot of that music still hasn't made it to CD.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)




If they had gotten Man from Atlantis done in 1978, before the tapes disappeared, we would at least have a CD mastered from the LP today, and possibly from the 1/4 inch LP master.


Single tear.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

i was about to say that they did not research enough and they realized that they were almost impossible to do, but THEY proposed the titles to readers so there must be someone who did a little research !
Or maybe Varese told them: Let us do the records, do your magazine !

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

Glad to see someone made Starlog available on the internet. I miss Starlog, it was a tragedy when it stopped publishing. Do you remember when it was the only sci fi television/film magazine available? Now we have so many and I don't know which one to pick. Scifi Now or SFX? Scifi Channel or Starburst? The Star Trek Magazine or Dr. Who? I just can't afford them all. Not like the glory days of Starlog, and Starlog was how Film Score Monthly started. So much of what we have today is because of Starlog.

In comparing Starlog to SFX or SciFI Now, I miss the more relaxed style, where information wasn't crammed in everywhere. and you could read the SL more leisurely and seemed to enjoy it more.

I also feel bad that I lost a great deal of my collection.

Starlog, along with the loss of tvshowsondvd.com, are some of the reasons why I feel our culture is going downhill the past few years.

Better stop now. This is a Starlog RECORDS thread as opposed to memories of Starlog.


if you want a new magazine that remind me the first issues of STARLOG and is for me the greatest magazine so far, take a look at this one: http://www.hemlockbooks.co.uk/Shop/category/132#

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)



Dear Senteza:

Did pick up an issue. I am interested, but with all the scifi magazines out there, finances get hard. If they cover the Quark, Fantastic Journey and other forgotten Saturday Morning Cartoons from the sixties and seventies, I will pick them up.

==jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2018 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

Dear Senteza:

Did pick up an issue. I am interested, but with all the scifi magazines out there, finances get hard. If they cover the Quark, Fantastic Journey and other forgotten Saturday Morning Cartoons from the sixties and seventies, I will pick them up.

==jthree

so far i bought every 11 issues, they cover everything (now and future issues) you mention, its even better than STARLOG !

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/n3sAAOSwBkRaF-R1/s-l1600.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/McsAAOSwdJ9aF-UL/s-l1600.jpg

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2018 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)



My heart will always belong to Starlog. They were the first, the only in a time when scifi news was scarce, especially in the town I lived in. Their colorful covers captured my attention and heart. That was back before scifi was popular and had its light moments. Not today, with everything so dark and politicized.

Yes. I will give Infinity more of a try.

--jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2018 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)




If they had gotten Man from Atlantis done in 1978, before the tapes disappeared, we would at least have a CD mastered from the LP today, and possibly from the 1/4 inch LP master.


Single tear.


Make that two tears. The music to that series was so beautiful. I'm really amazed with how great the television music was back than. David McCallum's Invisible Man, Fantastic Journey, the Spider Man seventies live action series. All of them great themes and music. Plots might have been so so, but the music.

Should have added Petrocelli and Ellery Queen to the list.

--jthree

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2018 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)




If they had gotten Man from Atlantis done in 1978, before the tapes disappeared, we would at least have a CD mastered from the LP today, and possibly from the 1/4 inch LP master.


Single tear.


Make that two tears. The music to that series was so beautiful. I'm really amazed with how great the television music was back than. David McCallum's Invisible Man, Fantastic Journey, the Spider Man seventies live action series. All of them great themes and music. Plots might have been so so, but the music.

Should have added Petrocelli and Ellery Queen to the list.

--jthree


Amen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2018 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   SENTENZA   (Member)

My heart will always belong to Starlog. They were the first, the only in a time when scifi news was scarce, especially in the town I lived in. Their colorful covers captured my attention and heart. That was back before scifi was popular and had its light moments. Not today, with everything so dark and politicized.

Yes. I will give Infinity more of a try.

--jthree


STARLOG was also my favorite magazines until # 55 and also the first 16 issues of FUTURE but something changes and they were not the same anymore. Less episode guides, too many articles and less big color photos, they wanted to cover too many topics.

 
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