What links Cats to the Moon? Memories.
I love how the mind works; how it makes connections That great computer that stores information. We look out at the world through our eyes and interpret life through our senses, and store it all as memories.
Memories, all alone in the moonlight.
What a great song
The other day, I was watching Destination Moon- a sci-fi film from 1950- and it all seemed a little familiar to me. No, I've never been to the Moon. Mars maybe, but not the Moon. Well, it suddenly came to me then. After all this time, I remembered the name of the BBC Radio serial that I'd heard as a teen, and loved so much.
|Journey into Space.|
Of course I'm talking about Journey into Space-Operation Luna -the 1958 sci-fi radio drama, featuring Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy.
NB When I said I listened to this as a teen, it was a rerun, okay, in 1989. I was 17.
Anyway, I may have recorded them onto a cassette at the time, and threw them out years later. I often thought about getting the CD box set, but could never remember what the show was called. Then, of course, time passed, and the memories of the said serial were packed in a faraway nook of my mind.
|Memory storage and retrieval.|
I've seen many sci-fi films since 1989-they are my favourite films-but non triggered me to remember the title of the show.
Here's what all the fuss was about. I found this great site: Old Time Radio Fan, which has all the adventures: Operation Luna, The Red Planet, and The World in Peril. I've just started listening to Operation Luna and am at episode three of twelve. I could listen to all of the thirty minute episodes in one sitting, but that'd spoil the fun. They were aired as weekly shows after all. I treat myself to an episode once I've reached my target word count.
Have a listen if you wish, and tell me what you think.
BTW. What's your favourite sci-fi film? It's no joke; it's Total Recall.