Disco Space Invaders from 1977

It the late 1970’s there was actually a music genre known as Space Disco, a fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, and one of the prominent bands of this era was a French group simply called . . . Space.

Dancing on a Crashing Spaceship

British TV sci-fi shows from the 80s had some notoriously bad sets; part of the fun with old episodes of Doctor Who is watching the set wobble on a regular basis. Around the same time that Colin Baker was playing the sixth Doctor, British pop band Five Star were dancing on a spaceship bridge that would have […]

Star Trekkin Across the Universe!

September 28th, 1987 saw the debut of Star Trek – The Next Generation airing its first episode ever and launching a show that would last seven seasons and spawn two other TV shows and four feature films . . . but earlier that same summer was another Star Trek phenomonina . . . “Star Trekkin” by The Firm!

The Misadventures of Major Tom

When it comes to “Outer Space Music” a seminal work has to be David Bowie’s 1969 single “Space Oddity” featuring the timeless adventure into space with Major Tom.

Blade Runner . . . the Music Video!

The 1982 film Blade Runner has made a lasting impression upon audiences all over the world, and has especially influenced other film and television directors with its future noir style. Five years after the film’s release, British progressive rock band Genesis paid homage to Blade Runner with their music video to “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” which makes no […]

An Intergalactic Phone Call – “Clouds Across the Moon”

In March of 1985 a one hit wonder of galactic proportions took European charts by storm, touching down at number nine in Sweden, number six in Britain, and number five in the Netherlands. The song “Clouds Across the Moon” by The RAH Band is a soulful ballad set in the future in which a woman […]

July 31st, 1930 – Enter The Shadow!

The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. Details of the title character have varied across various media, but he is generally depicted as a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers posing as a “wealthy, young man about town”. One of the most famous adventure […]

If Lando Calrissian had a Music Career.

British singer Billy Ocean had several hit songs in the 1970s and 80s, perhaps his most well known being “Caribbean Queen,” but in February 1985 he took a trip to a “galaxy far, far away” with the music video to “Loverboy.” The song itself has nothing quintessentially science fiction about it with typical “boy meets girl” […]

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