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SF Movieland

Entry updated 19 February 2024. Tagged: Publication.

Letter-size saddle-stapled US Cinema magazine, published on a mix of glossy and newsprint-quality paper by New Media Publications. Editor: James Van Hise. Ten issues, 1983 to 1988.

This publication began life as Van Hise's Enterprise Incidents, a high-quality Fanzine dealing almost entirely with Star Trek (1966-1969). New Media Publications purchased the publication in 1982 with #10, at which point it became a Prozine; a title change to SF Movieland followed in 1985. Under New Media the magazine emulated Starlog with modest success, though largely running material provided by the studios. Topics covered included the filmmakers George Pal and Steven Spielberg plus such films as Ghostbusters (1984) and The Terminator (1984). There were Interviews with Harlan Ellison, William Shatner and others. Forrest J Ackerman contributed a column on vintage sf films until 1986, when he parted company with New Media. SF Movieland was for a time a companion to FJA's Monsterland; both magazines ceased operations by the end of the decade. Collectors should note that at least seven "Special Editions" appeared in identical format to the parent publication in the mid-1980's. Their sales appear to have been modest and they are thus more difficult to locate. [GSt/DRL]

see also: Media Magazines.

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