Remember the Sci-Fi ’70s?


I hate the term sci-fi — it’s a holdout from the days of hi-fi and has a juvenile connotation to the public at large — but most people won’t know what I mean by F & SF, so sci-fi it is.

Here are a couple of vector art pieces I found on i09, a daily sci-fi (damn it) blog. They’re by artist Dusty Abell, and you can find more of his work on They bring back a lot of fun memories; even though I was mostly in my teens during this time period, if it was sci-fi, I watched it, even if it was sandwiched between Archie and Scooby Doo.

Abell is obviously a fan and has drawn these from the heart. Unfortuantely, I don’t remember all of them. In the version below, I circled the figures or ships that I don’t recognize. Please let me know who or what they are if you remember them.

And here are the heroes of ’70s Saturday Morning shows…

Most of them I can’t place at all, except for Isis, Capt. Marvel (Shazam) and Land of the Lost. I think the Wonder Twins are right in the center, but I never watched that show, so I don’t know for sure.

Have fun reminiscing. Me? I won’t be entirely happy until Johnny Depp remakes Dark Shadows . . .

2 thoughts on “Remember the Sci-Fi ’70s?

  1. Definitely go to the deviantart site for a larger pic.

    circled L to R : SID, Space Intruder Detector from UFO; looks familiar, is Japanese, thot it might be Thunderbirds; robot SV7 from Dr Who (looked it up from chest symbol); bubble head imperious leader type robot from first Galactica; David McCallum The Invisible Man (looked up KLAE); don't recognize the girl; Leela from Dr Who; a robot from Dr Who; above, shuttle from first Galactica and then interceptor from UFO; don't recognize the girl in red; looks like Bruce Banner juding by the gym bag; last, a fighter from Buck Rogers



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