"A fresh and startling exercise of the imagination, an audacious television concept." That’s how actor Keir Dullea described the 1973, first-run syndicated series THE STARLOST in a seven minute sales pitch for the program. The pitch, which Dullea hosted with Douglas Trumball, is a fascinating little piece of television history.
4 thoughts on “The Starlost”
Also fascinating is the story behind this show that Harlan Ellison (the original creator who was screwed over) tells in his essay, “Somehow I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas.”
Apropos nothing in particular. Is this the first TV series with a major character named Devon? I seem to recall the excellent Night Caller’s blonde female boss was also a Devon, but that was the 1990s.
You might enjoy Ben Bova’s funny novelization of the crap Harlan Ellison went through. It’s called Starcrossed and it’s a hoot.
Is it just me or do TeeVee and Harlan go together like nitro and a wagon ride down a rocky ravine?
Harlan, any TeeVee experiences where the vein on your head doesn’t leap out and your hands draw into a clench?