Saturday, July 17, 2010

Signing Off....

The Spy-Fi Channel is going off the air for a while.

As much as I love spy movies, television shows and fiction - and brother, I love them a lot - I really haven't had much to say/write about the genre lately. And as for keeping up with the latest spy news or reviewing flicks and books, well, frankly, my fellow C.OB.RA.S. are much better at it and do a more in-depth job of it.

But mostly, it's because, for whatever reasons, my pop culture obsession of late has been more focused on the science fiction television shows and movies that I grew up with as a child in the 1970s, and less with the spy-fi I discovered in my teens. When I get the itch to blog, it's that science fiction stuff that seems to be on my mind lately, and I've been writing about it over on my Space: 1970 blog.

That site is devoted to my first pop culture love affair - shows and movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, Logan's Run, Battlestar Galactica, Space: 1999, etc. - and I guess as I hit my mid-Forties, my nostalgia for that "first love" has become pretty strong. My nostalgic time-traveling has also seemed to strike a chord with a larger number of people - the Space: 1970 blog has, by far, the largest following/readership of anything I write for the web.

Now, I never completely abandon a blog, and I will still post here occasionally, but I can't promise any sort of regular updates. For the foreseeable future, most of my blogging will be over at Space: 1970 and my personal blog, Atomic Pulp. Knowing me, though, sooner or later I'll get in my "spy mode" again, and this blog will come in from the cold with a vengeance.

Now, I don't know how many people even visit this site these days, nor how many of you guys have any interest in 1970's-era sci-fi, but if anyone wants to drop by over on my other site, I'd love to see you there.

Thanks to all my readers & followers for your support over the last year or so, and especially to my fellow C.OB.R.A.S. It's been great.

The Spy-Fi Channel will return....

11 comments:

J. E. Badelaire said...

And here I am, firing the Post-Modern Pulps blog back up after a couple years' hiatus! Sorry to see this blog go, and sad that I didn't come by more often to stick my nose in and say hello. Will definitely have to keep up more of a presence in your other two blogs.

Catch you on the flip side...

Jay Amabile said...

this was a superb blog and just as good as your other work on the internet!

yoyorobbo said...

Sorry to hear this, but as long as Atomic Pulp and/or Space 1970 are/is around, then I'll be a happy reader.

I go through these cycles of interest too... I'm sure we all do. I bop from Fantasy (S&S, S&P, etc) to Horror to Pulp (tough term, but I mean Doc Savage, Avenger type stuff) to Spacey sci-fi, to blah-blah and all back around again.

Looking forward to all of your other posts on your other blogs and hopefully a little back here too, whenever you *feel* it.

Cheers!

yoyorobbo said...

Also, one cool outcome of this particular post: I just signed up as a "follower" at Jay's PMP blog. Coolness - I have recently blipped back into that genre too. I've been buying up old Executioners, Destroyers, Able Teams, etc... many at a dime a piece. Now *that's* bargain shopping, eh?

(OK, sure... *most* of the time I see them for 75 cents to $1, but I found a stash of about 30 of 'em for 10 cents each. me=happy)

Anyway, looking forward to your revitalized? blog too, Jay. See, it's a win-win here in the blogosphere.

yoyorobbo said...

OOps, that new blog membership (PMP) is J. E. Badelaire's, not yours Jay. Ha! My bad.

I just added yours too Jay (The Sexy Armpit), so I got myself all confuuuuuuused.

Is that a win-win-win?

Armstrong Sabian said...

Sorry to see you go! Hope you'll still be checking in occasionally -- I know I'm subscribed to most of your blogs so I'll still be around (plus buying your comics!).

Christopher Mills said...

All the C.O.B.R.A.S are on my regular reading list - I still love the spy-fi, and nobody covers the genre better than you guys.

narayan said...

thank you for your work :)

Tanner said...

I have no doubt you'll be back when the mood strikes you. I'm like that, too: always bouncing between genres, between kicks, going from a big giallo streak to Sherlock Holmes to superheroes to Hammer to pulps to 80s detective shows etc, but I always come back to the ones I love. (And for me, spy is the constant.) We seem very alike, so I have no doubt you'll one day return to spies!

I do hope, though, that this swing away from the genre doesn't mean the end of that one particular spy-fi comic book you have in development... I want to read it!!!

Christopher Mills said...

Rest assured, Tanner, that project is still very much alive....

Armstrong Sabian said...

I've often contemplated just having a genre-fiction blog because my interests are always swinging from one to another. Spies, noir, spaghetti westerns...lately I've been watching adventure movies, from Gunga Din to (ugh) Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.