Next topic discussion: No meeting in April due to library event
Tuesday, M
ay 23, 2017 will be the next discussion
7:00 pm

Wayne Library
461 Valley Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470

This event meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss a specific topic in
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and related genres.

No meeting this month as the library has an event requiring both meeting rooms.  We
return in May with Dress For Success as the theme

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Recaps, comments
Changing Channel:  TV and its Influence on Genre
2/28/17 recap

Chris H
This month's fun theme is Changing Channels:  TV and all it's guilty pleasures.  We had fun discussing the many
ways TV has influenced generations of viewers.  Some influential series and ground-breaking TV were:

Time Tunnel episodes (shown at TSF! in February)
Suspense Central's selection Who Wants to be the Prince of Darkness by Michael Boatman
Modern Masters selection Outlander by Diana Gabaldan

We stressed a lot of things television introduced to the masses over the years:
  • Universal horror films (i.e. Dracula / Frankenstein / The Wolf Man)
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
  • Comedy teams such as Laurel & Hardy / Marx Brothers / Abbott & Costello
  • Topper TV series - many saw this before viewing the films of the 30s and 40s
  • Introduction of Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton / Harold Lloyd
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents caused people to seek out his films

Interesting and fun discussion.