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I should really read the small print more often. For years, I had thought the cover art on Starlog #29 was studio-provided promotional art for the movie Meteor. But on page 4, the "About the cover" note informs us that it is in fact a painting by space artist (and Starlog's own space art advisor) Ron Miller.
Kerry O'Quinn's From the Bridge column tells about a teenage boy who was so wrapped up in his favorite TV show, Battlestar Galactica, that he jumped to his death when the show was canceled; Communications letters include a Canadian complaining about the inclusion of articles about rock and disco in Starlog and Future Life, conflicting opinions on Alien, convention reflections, and more; short news items in Log Entries include the return of Duck (that's Duck not Buck) Dodgers, the apparent kibosh on a Galactica TV special, first news of Carl Sagan's upcoming incredible Cosmos series on public television, photos of David Prowse arm-wrestling various Starlog staffers (he wins, except against Susan Sackett), Kerry O'Quinn is attacked by an Alien face-hugger, and more.
"[Buster] Crabbe almost had a small part in Star Wars, and regrets not getting it. 'Lucas,' he explains, 'suggested to the production department, "Why don't you fly Crabbe over? We'll set him in with all the characters from the bar." But they didn't buy the idea. I would have done it for nothing -- just the transportation -- to be in the film."
--Alan Brender, writer, "The New, Original Anthony Rogers -- or -- Two Bucks in the 25th CenturyTo view previous Starlog Archive issues, click on "Starlog Internet Archive Project" in the keywords below.