A Board Game’s Idea Of The Moon Landing, 14 Years Before It Happened

The oldest toy I own is a board game called Careers. It’s set 14 years before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, yet it includes a moon expedition mission. It’s a curious artifact — a look into a previous generation’s dreams and ambitions, when space exploration was still an unknown intangible. Our dreams, however,… » 8/16/15 5:30pm 8/16/15 5:30pm

Remember When Dreams Could Be Reached For The Price Of A Quarter?

The coin-operated kiddie ride. Once the delight of children, now they are increasingly relegated to nostalgic memory. As they should be. Everyone remembers the sheer pleasure you got as a wee child, when your parents handed you a quarter, and you were able to climb aboard and set off in a grand adventure.… » 2/13/15 1:59pm 2/13/15 1:59pm

The Blessing and Curse of Nostalgia

I ruffled a few feathers earlier this week with a post on how Doctor Who needs to stop mining its past so much - and there were a lot of great counter arguments. One repeated point of defense was that we all love the warmth of nostalgia, and it interested me. Can our Nostalgia be too much of a good thing sometimes? » 11/07/14 12:47pm 11/07/14 12:47pm

The Infamous Atari Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening

Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly… » 4/10/14 12:45pm 4/10/14 12:45pm

Someone's Going to Dig Up Atari's Infamous New Mexico Landfill

Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains. » 6/02/13 10:23am 6/02/13 10:23am

See a UFO documentary from the 1970s

Daily Grail has a documentary on UFOs made in the 1970s: There's much footage from old movies, featuring ominous orchestral music. However, the documentary also covers the origin of the term 'flying saucer.' And there's a clip of Steven Spielberg discussing whether he'd take a ride on a spaceship, since 1977, the year… » 11/30/10 9:30am 11/30/10 9:30am

The Only Futuristic Gun T-shirt You'll Ever Need

The Nintendo zapper was my first and only gun. Like many people, I used it to hunt ducks on my monitor – later I missed it horribly when I played that deer hunting arcade game (you know, the one where they say "you shot the female deer!" when you accidentally don't shoot a stag). But now I can wear it forever close to… » 6/26/09 1:00pm 6/26/09 1:00pm

New Star Trek Movie Is Intentionally Cheesy

Click to view » 10/17/08 4:18pm 10/17/08 4:18pmAs long as we only saw glimpses of the new , we could convince ourselves it was going to be cool and sexy. But as soon as the first proper images from J.J. Abrams' movie turned up the other day, the truth came out: it's going to be dorky, retro, cheesy and a little embarrassing. In other words, it's going…

A Trip Down Cheesy Memory Lane with the Sci-Fi Channel

If you like to giggle at Sci-Fi Channel original movies (like the new Ricky Schroeder hellhound saga » 8/29/08 11:58am 8/29/08 11:58am), you'll want to take a trip down memory lane and check out the kinds of stuff you could have been laughing at on Sci-Fi . (There was the original series "Mysteries from Beyond the Other Dominion," along with a lot of…

Cool Battlestar and Star Wars Collectables of Yesteryear

Back in the early 1980s, little Derek Powazek collected several cups from Burger King with old-school Battlestar Galactica and Return of the Jedi art on them. Now he's rescued them from destruction in his family home, and has turned them into lovely portraits of a bygone era in scifi swag. Here are a few more, below. » 6/20/08 11:21am 6/20/08 11:21am