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Bad Astronomy
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Jan. 16 2008 9:57 AM

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I love Fark. Love love love. How can you not, when it brings us this historic moment in TV?

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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Fark said it was broadcast exactly 30 years ago, but a search online indicates it was aired on January 21, 1978. Either way, it was momentous. Thing is, I remember watching it! I was pretty young in '78, but a HUGE science fiction fan (still am, baby, still am). The Saturn Awards were on TV, and I couldn't believe it; we had gone mainstream! I (vaguely) remember that they had an animated Pete's Dragon giving out an award; can any BABloggee confirm or deny that?

Anyway, Shatner came on, and even at the tender age of 14, I realized that we were seeing something that would be sung about for the ages.

And Wil, if you're reading this, I know how you feel about WFS. But c'mon. This is history.