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 . . .