Good morning, and welcome to Ask a Geek Anything volume 23
The spot on the internet where, as old as we are, we won’t tell you to “get off our lawn”, nor will we sick the old security system above on you. Periodically instead of having a couple of our staff answer a couple different questions, we pose one question to the entire staff… This is one of those times.
Dan Bridgwater asked us: Hey Geeks! I’ve loved Godzilla movies as long as I can remember and have vague memories of seeing my first Godzilla movie (Saturday night Creature Double Feature) at about age 5 or so. What is you oldest memory of SciFi/Fantasy on TV or the big screen? And I’ve asked the entire staff to take a crack at answering it.
Our daring master of the printed word Declan Finn took first crack at it, with: My oldest memory of TV SF is the original Star Trek on in the late afternoon / early evening, ever weekday, with The Next Generation on at night (first-run episodes). And every holiday there seemed to be a Twilight Zone Marathon, with “It’s a Cook Book!” and “Time enough at last!” and other heart-rending final stingers. This, of course, did not include the cartoon Silver Hawks, on television.
I remember the Twilight Zone episode he referenced, I believe it was called “To Serve Man”
The fine Amanda Fuesting weighed in with: My oldest memory of media sci-fi has to be re-runs of Star Trek. I was a much bigger reader than anything, and my parents weren’t geeks, so I didn’t get into media sci-fi until I was a teen.
The Beard that writes,Joseph Capdepon II sends:The oldest memory I have of anything SciFi/Fantasy related on television or the big screen would have to be Godzilla or The Thing from Another World, if you discount any episodes of Woody Woodpecker or the Looney Tunes. I can’t really be sure on which I saw first.
Now my fondest memory is of when I was in elementary school. I can’t remember exactly how old I was at the time, but I was sick and missed about a week of school.
I stayed with my Granny during that week during the day because my parents worked. I remember laying on her couch in the living room and watching the giant insect/monster movies of the 50’s that were anti-atomic weapon propaganda. Them! is the one that has stuck with me the most and is one that I still watch today. Beginning of the End is also one that I remember watching, where giant grasshoppers attack Chicago.
That memory sticks with me, because I can still remember the smell of my Granny’s house, and of the food she would cook me.
The Thing from Another World: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121/?ref_=nv_sr_4
Beginning of the End: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050177/
Followed shortly thereafter by getting my first SF book, out of one of those Scholastic monthly sales flyers they used to hand out regularly in schools. Cannot recall the title, but was about the kid of a family of asteroid miners, and a space critter that looked like a rock, but spun steely webs between asteroids….
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