Space Command Taps Into Classic SF

How retro is Space Command? Entirely. And it’s not just the rocketships with Cadillac fins.

The quarters of character Yusef Sekander, played by Robert Picardo, are stuffed with a collection of classic science fiction. Real books! You didn’t expect to see any of those in the future, eh?

In the video below, show creator Marc Zicree lovingly introduces viewers to practically every volume, including Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ellison’s Dangerous Visions, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Gray Lensman (the Fantasy Press edition, no less!) and other traditional favorites.

Fans attending the San Diego Comic Con can look forward to the Space Command Panel on Friday, July 25 at 8 p.m. in Room: 25ABC.

Update 06/12/2014: Corrected title of Bradbury book, per comment.

4 thoughts on “Space Command Taps Into Classic SF

  1. The real gag would have been to have The Last Dangerous Visions on the shelf.

  2. You mean either Finney’s Circus of Dr. Lao or Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

  3. You’re right, it’s Something Wicked This Way Comes I wanted to draw attention to. I’m sure Tarpinian is wondering if I was having a senior moment when I wrote that.

  4. Mike can feel vindicated: The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories was an anthology of fantasy stories edited by Ray Bradbury and published in 1956.

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