Back in the 1980's, there were few, if any movie magazines. There was no ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. There wasn't even PREMIERE. FILM COMMENT and CINEASTE, if they were around, couldn't be found at your local drugstore.
That left STARLOG. It was, along with its sister publication, the horror film magazine FANGORIA, one of the few magazines writing about film.
Granted, STARLOG was about science fiction and fantasy films, which I wasn't THAT much of a fan of. But this was in the era where BACK TO THE FUTURE and STAR WARS were popular, so I read it regularly.
They had a lot of special issues. I remember they had posters for films like RETURN OF THE JEDI and V. In one issue (the one posted above), they had an interview with an actress who would become one of my favorites.
STARLOG has announced that they will be switching to a web only model. That is said, although to be honest, I haven't seen an issue since the 1980's.
For a while though, I never missed it.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Posted by TALKING MOVIEzzz at 1:45 PM