An old favorite of Lunacon’s nostalgia buffs, our Vintage Film and Video Screening Room returns, with curator and film archivist “Movie Mike” at the projector. On the schedule so far is the World Premiere of Mission to Mongo, Mike’s own expanded 3-hour 16mm feature cut of the 12-chapter 1940 serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. More film: a Leonard Nimoy Memorial Tribute, including the Star Trek episodes “City on the Edge of Forever” ( Ellison!) and “Amok Time” (Sturgeon!), In Search of UFOs (the TV show he hosted) and Zombies of the Stratosphere (with a young Nimoy as one of the Martian invaders opposed by flying rocketman Larry Martin).
Selected other gems will be shown by video projector.
Also in our Screening Room, Movie Mike and Maria Eskenazi will produce a panel on the subject of “Female Empowerment Stories and Characters” in sf movies, literature, comics, serials, anime and pulp, followed by related film and video screenings: a Wonder Woman episode on film, a DVD of the female-driven Rocky Jones, Space Ranger story, “Crash of Moons,” and more. Would you like to be on this panel?
Mike's friend Bob Bulko will present a slideshow talk on Future War Fiction, 1880s-1920s, chock-full of politically incorrect stereotypes and ridiculous technology, titled Long Before Steampunk.