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posted by [personal profile] captainsblog at 07:26pm on 29/05/2017
I have my own memories of "very, um, Canadian." Mainly of something called The Starlost, which ran in first-run syndication in the early 70s. Basically a series-long extension of the "World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" premise, it was conceived by Harlan Ellison and starred 2001's Keir Dullea. What could go wrong?

Pretty much everything. The special effects bombed, the budget was cut to the bone, and Ellison was so pissed that he Alan Smithee'd the whole thing (not till this decade did I learn that "Cordwainer Bird" was him). But I still have the voice of the onboard behind-the-scenes computer voice in my head on choice occasions:

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