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1960s Sci-fi Collections

We Make Money Not Art links to two collections of clips from television sci-fi series made in the 1960s. The collection of clips from UFO has a discussion of futuristic fashions is particularly good. The collection of Ultraman clips is marred by YouTube’s giant logo.

These images of the future provide a fantastic view into the hopes, fears, and expectations of the 1960s. The collections illustrate (again) the importance of amateurs and fan communities to moving image archiving. Looking at these collections, it seems rather remarkable that it is typically so hard for fan communities to earn the trust and cooperation of program owners.