Great Sci-fi Magazine TV Commercials of the 1970s and 1980s  

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So…anyone remember magazines?

That’s just a joke, of course.

Printed magazines are still around in the year 2014, but since the arrival of the Internet many of the great one, long-lived ones (especially in the genre), like Cinescape and Starlog have completely disappeared from newsstands.

It wasn’t always this way.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the genre witnessed a great magazine boom, so much so that magazine budgets were often flush enough to afford TV advertising.

Here are some TV commercials for genre magazines from that era.

 

Pizzazz Magazine, circa 1978 (advertised by Spider-Man!)

 

Omni Magazine, circa 1978

http://youtu.be/XIXgLEPZxjg

 

Starlog Magazine, circa 1978 (advertised by Robby the Robot)

 

Starlog Magazine, circa 1984

 

Omni Magazine, circa 1984

http://youtu.be/WCS8XsdE2iw

 

Omi Magazine, circa 1985

http://youtu.be/T5nnyR9qijk

 

Fangoria Magazine, circa 1988 (advertised by The Tall Man, Angus Scrimm)