Friday, 2 December 2011
Under The Influence - 6
Being an occasional series while the paint is drying, the glue is hardening or waiting for enthusiasm to come back, where i have a waffle on the things, films, books and whatnot that had a direct influence on me, getting me into this hobby or the whole SF/fantasy malarky.
Anyone here who's British and grew up during the 70's must surely fondly recall school holidays always being a chance to get a fix of things that, usually, would just not be possible to see.
Case in point here, a movie serial from waaaay before we were born.
Didn't matter that it was black and white - that just added to the allure of the thing.
Didn't matter that it was serious - and you can't get more earnest than Buster Crabbe here.
Didn't matter that the wires showed.
Or the sparks from the ships fell straight down.
Here we had pure science fiction, with no pretentions, long before the first Star Wars arrived.
And we loved it for it.