Tag Archives: 1960’s

1960: Fasten Your Seatbelts

Based on a novel by Stanisław Lem, the 1960 East German/Polish film The Silent Star is set in the future of 1970, when explorations in the Gobi desert unearth an strange crystalline object containing a fragmentary message from Venus. It … Continue reading

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1966: I Am Your Greatest Fan

   I grew up in musical theater. To me, the highlight and the epitome of my life as a singer and actor and a dancer/choreographer was to star on Broadway. And as my popularity grew once [Star Trek] was on … Continue reading

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1969: The Door Said

The door refused to open. It said, “Five cents, please.” He searched his pockets. No more coins; nothing. “I’ll pay you tomorrow,” he told the door. Again he tried the knob. Again it remained locked tight “What I pay you,” … Continue reading

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1963: Pastoral

Richard Mayhew: Pastoral (c. 1963)

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1962: Triffids

Steve Sekely, director: The Day of the Triffids (1962)

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1969: Icarus Complex

Stanislao Lepri: The Icarus Complex (1969)

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1968: BE THE THING!

An exercise from Making It Strange #4, a workbook for elementary school students published by Harper & Row in 1968: BE ZERO AND SEE THE WORLD Simple things often seem dull until you get inside them and think the way … Continue reading

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