Posts Tagged ‘I Dream of Jeannie’

NASA, Space, and Popular Culture

Monday, June 29th, 2015

RemingtonNASA’s Golden Age of Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo inspired television programmers and producers to use space as a theme in the 1960s.

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“Lost in Space” (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, November 4th, 2013

In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) evolved from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).  NASA’s mission consisted of beating the Russians in the Space Race.  No easy task, this.  The year prior to NASA’s birth, the Russians placed Sputnik I in orbit.  It was the first man-made object in space.

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1960s Sex Symbols: Witch or Genie?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Who would you rather have as your other half in romance, marriage, and domesticity?  A witch or a genie?

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J.R.’s Back and You’re Gonna Be in Trouble As “Dallas” Returns

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Returning to television tonight on TNT at 9:00 pm, Dallas is an example of branding.

That’s “branding” as in image, marketing, and monetizing. For a moment, the word “branding” might have triggered images of cattle. It’s a logical nexus. After all, Jock and Miss Ellie Ewing were regular attendees of the Cattlemen’s Ball, the Southfork Ranch is spread across 100,000 acres of land, and the Ewing family prizes its ranching roots.

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