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question of the day: Can ‘Starlog’ survive as an online-only endeavor?

I have to confess that I haven’t read Starlog in years, but it still made me a little sad to hear that the geek-entertainment rag was ceasing publication as a print magazine. It’ll be online-only now… just like every other source of news for geek-oriented movies, TV, DVD, comic books, etc.

As a kid starved for geek news and companionship in my lonely suburbs, I snatched up each new issue of Starlog like it was water in a desert. There just was no other way to get what Starlog was offering in those pre-Internet days. We had to read magazines! On paper! And we liked it! But today, there are so many more options, and geek is not some weird fetish that needs to be fed by surreptitious peeks at a pulp magazine.

What do you think? Can Starlog survive as an online-only endeavor?

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)



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  • I’m inclined to say it won’t survive. I used to read and enjoy it in its hey-day too. But I don’t really see that they’re particularly distinctive from any of the multitude of entertainment/movie/tv/SF web news sites already out there, that they can expect to make a splash.

    Maybe they’ll prove me wrong. Maybe I’ll even read it again — haven’t in many years.

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