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Sci-fi 1954: ‘Devil Girl from Mars’

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An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth’s men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald : Writers: John C. Mather (play), James Eastwood (play), 1 more credit Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court

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Vintage, 1957 nostalgic cinema poster.

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'The Amazing Colossal Man' - 1957 film poster

Storyline: Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped. Written by Teresa E. Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu> ©ourtesy of IMDb

1950 Artwork by Allen Anderson.

Nostalgic Storytelling

Planet Stories, Spring 1950. Artwork by Allen Anderson.

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. Many of Bradbury’s works have been adapted into comic books, television shows and films. – – Read more

Vintage 3-D Film poster from 1953

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It Came From Outer Space'in 3-D -1953 film poster“Why I Swear, I thought, they were talkin’ about the U.S. Debt Crisis” !!! 

A 3D or 3-D (three-dimensional) film or S3D (stereoscopic 3D) film[1] is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. Derived from stereoscopic photography, a regular motion picture camera system is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives (or computer-generated imagery generates the two perspectives in post-production), and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film. 3D films are not limited to feature film theatrical releases; television broadcasts and direct-to-video films have also incorporated similar methods, especially since 3D television and Blu-ray 3D.

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Futuria Fantasia: by Ray Bradbury.

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Futuria Fantasia

Futuria Fantasia, the science-fiction fanzine Ray Bradbury published as a teenager. Released shortly after Bradbury graduated from high school in 1939, the first issue included Bradbury’s short stories “Don’t Get Technatal” (under pseudonym Ron Reynolds) and the poem “Thought and Space.” Bradbury published four issues between 1939 and 1940.

Listen to the first issue read out loud here.

Film ad for ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’

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According to the storyline in the film, Whe Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide. Medical science is powerless to help him. If this sounds much too crazy to be true? Think again. It’s REAL Now! What Science fiction conceived 60 years ago has now come to pass in dozens of instances and mounting. As they say. you ain’t seen nothin’ yet baby! But thats OK. We’re all a bit smarter than they were back then. Aren’t we?

‘Sultry on the Doorstep’

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Pulp fiction cover art by Barye Phillips, 1950’s

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