Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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Peggy Lee – Fever

An evening pause: Hat tip Edward Thelen who mentioned that this is “a lost television performance.”


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  • wayne

    Edward– appreciate your selections! (They jog my memory. So much great Culture to keep track of!)

    slight tangent, not to detract from the pause…
    – a cursory search at the Archive, yields 7 George Gobel shows.
    I believe these are different shows, than the ones from the Library of Congress collection, and they were user-submitted so the quality is lacking, but very interesting nonetheless.

    (I would shill for the Archive people, big time. They have 10’s of millions of items; books, magazines, audio, video, film, etc. Unfortunately, you can not directly hot-link a player to their collection, but everything is free, available in multiple formats, and zero sign-in required, unless you want to….)

  • Laurie

    Fever? There’s an app for that – or was that a pill … ?

  • wayne


    no “Pill,” until 1960!….


  • Laurie

    Wayne – har har …

  • I immediately shot the youtube link over to Camille Paglia at Salon

    “Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west’s stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art’s assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.”
    -Camille Paglia

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