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(Wired)   Omni magazine returns with exhibition of awesome sci-fi artwork published in the 20th Century   (wired.com) divider line 31
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2014-04-12 04:18:07 PM
As a young boy chockablock with curiosity, Guccione's Omni made the public want to explore mysteries behind space and Guccione's Penthouse made me want to explore the mysterious space behind pubic.
 
2014-04-12 04:30:45 PM
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The first time I saw any of H.R. Giger's work was in Omni.
Great magazine.
I subscribed for at least 10 years starting in the late 70s.
 
2014-04-12 05:17:07 PM
www.wired.com

Mind:  BLOWN
 
2014-04-12 05:19:34 PM
Now that's a sky. Our sky is bullshiat.
 
2014-04-12 05:23:39 PM
I subscribed when I as a kid in late 70's early 80's... Wish I would have kept some of them.
 
2014-04-12 05:29:45 PM

thermo: I subscribed when I as a kid in late 70's early 80's... Wish I would have kept some of them.



Then you will like this:

http://updates.io9.com/post/34852853798/check-out-the-complete-run-o f- omni-magazine-free
 
2014-04-12 05:39:17 PM
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i absolutely loved shiat like this when i was a kid.
 
2014-04-12 05:41:32 PM

studebaker hoch: [www.wired.com image 850x544]

Mind:  BLOWN


Welcome to the the lost planet of VELVETELVUS!
 
2014-04-12 05:46:48 PM
I Miss this.
 
2014-04-12 05:51:23 PM
Hipsterbots?

www.wired.com
 
2014-04-12 05:56:02 PM
The side panel has a better article: New Alpha Centauri game!!

It's about time. I love researching the organic superlubricant.
 
2014-04-12 05:58:59 PM

thermo: I subscribed when I as a kid in late 70's early 80's... Wish I would have kept some of them.


Got a drawer full in the garage. One could linger over the graphics, and it's where I first read William Gibson and Spider Robinson.
 
2014-04-12 06:09:22 PM
 
2014-04-12 06:16:57 PM
 
2014-04-12 06:27:56 PM
FlashHarry

i absolutely loved shiat like this when i was a kid.

Some of those Star Wars ripoffs were halfway decent.
 
2014-04-12 06:53:19 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x643]

i absolutely loved shiat like this when i was a kid.


I had the book "Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD" when I was a kid. Literally flipped through it until it fell apart.

http://www.digitalwaterfalls.co.uk/spacecraft.html
 
2014-04-12 06:57:43 PM
I still have a complete set of them - a lot of people kept theirs so they don't go for much on auction sites

A few highlights

http://williamflew.com/omni10c.html  (limerick competition)

http://williamflew.com/omni11q1.html (quotes competition)

http://williamflew.com/omni12a.html (ambigrams)

http://williamflew.com/omni13e.html (alien landscapes)

http://williamflew.com/omni19a.html (more ambigrams)
 
2014-04-12 07:16:19 PM
http://www.bisbos.com/sf_tta.html

Actually this one is an even better reproduction of the artwork from the book.
 
2014-04-12 07:26:04 PM

thermo: I subscribed when I as a kid in late 70's early 80's... Wish I would have kept some of them.


I still have nearly all of them. Still fun to read once in awhile.
 
2014-04-12 08:32:29 PM
Some time in the last year I re-watched 2010, and I was able to look past all the anachronisms; US/USSR relations (hell, the existence of the USSR), the outdated technology on the Leonov, the Apple IIc that Roy Scheider uses. No problem.

Except for the copy of "Omni" Scheider had with him on the beach. For some reason it was the one thing that was  so anachronistic that it took me out of the movie for a moment.

I loved that magazine.
 
2014-04-12 08:52:44 PM
I had a subscription in the mid/late 80's.  I remember reading an article about nanotechnology, and thinking, "Wow, that's some far out, way off stuff".
 
2014-04-12 09:10:22 PM

carlb: Some time in the last year I re-watched 2010, and I was able to look past all the anachronisms; US/USSR relations (hell, the existence of the USSR), the outdated technology on the Leonov, the Apple IIc that Roy Scheider uses. No problem.

Except for the copy of "Omni" Scheider had with him on the beach. For some reason it was the one thing that was  so anachronistic that it took me out of the movie for a moment.

I loved that magazine.


Maybe he was a collector of vintage magazines.
 
2014-04-12 09:16:13 PM

brap: As a young boy chockablock with curiosity, Guccione's Omni made the public want to explore mysteries behind space and Guccione's Penthouse made me want to explore the mysterious space behind pubic.


Snerted and seconded.
 
2014-04-12 10:13:20 PM
Best present my dad got me as a kid was a 3 year subscription to OMNI when it came out. It was not cheap as I remember it.

The first time I read George RR Martin's stuff was in OMN, but I usually "read" them by skimming all of the incredible artwork first, before settling in later for the short stories and brain games.
 
2014-04-12 10:54:50 PM

Ishkur: The side panel has a better article: New Alpha Centauri game!!

It's about time. I love researching the organic superlubricant.


It's apparently not a formal sequel, though.

"Optical computers, genetic catalogs, nanorepair modules--forget all of that. It's when you see a megaton of steel suspended over your head by a thread the thickness of a human hair that you really find God in technology."
 
2014-04-13 01:55:17 AM

UNC_Samurai: It's apparently not a formal sequel, though.


"What goes up... better damn well stay up."
 
2014-04-13 02:07:33 AM

carlb: Some time in the last year I re-watched 2010, and I was able to look past all the anachronisms; US/USSR relations (hell, the existence of the USSR), the outdated technology on the Leonov, the Apple IIc that Roy Scheider uses. No problem.

Except for the copy of "Omni" Scheider had with him on the beach. For some reason it was the one thing that was  so anachronistic that it took me out of the movie for a moment.

I loved that magazine.


FWIW, I looked for a screen-cap of the Omni magazine from Blade Runner.  I couldn't find it though.  Yep, in the Blade Runner universe they still sell Omni magazine at news stands.   Even more amazing, they still have news stands.
 
2014-04-13 03:37:52 AM

Ishkur: The side panel has a better article: New Alpha Centauri game!!


And one link below this on the Geek page...
 
2014-04-13 03:46:31 AM
The ambigrams were wonderful.
 
2014-04-13 04:44:16 AM
The movie Ghostbusters featured a montage of ficticious magazine covers.  The OMNI cover was "Ghostbusting: Tools of the Trade"
 
2014-04-13 09:44:19 AM

Ghastly: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x643]

i absolutely loved shiat like this when i was a kid.

I had the book "Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD" when I was a kid. Literally flipped through it until it fell apart.

http://www.digitalwaterfalls.co.uk/spacecraft.html


awesome.

i like the "early spacecraft," which are supposed to have already been in existence!
 
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