Cleared For Takeoff – Space Mountain Commercial (1977)

This ad for the opening of Space Mountain at Disneyland strikes a very specific tone, departing from Disney’s clinical 1950’s and ’60s treatment of space-related content in favor of a more explorative, adventurous attitude that paves the way for The Black Hole‘s release two years later. In case it needs to be said, I’m here…

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Holy Act of Congress – Batgirl Equal Pay PSA (1974)

A few years after the laughably iconic Batman television series wrapped, the Department of Labor reached out to creator William Dozier about doing an Equal Pay PSA featuring the Batman gang. Dozier was into it, but Adam West was not. Fortunately, Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig were game to reprise their roles as Robin and…

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Abreast of the Times – The Hover Scooter (1960s)

I subscribed to Boy’s Life magazine when I was a kid, and just about every issue had this ad in the back: This hovercraft was my white whale; while I never seemed able to muster up the three dollars to send in, the thought of what my life would be like with this sleek Logan’s-Run-looking…

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Parents of Earth – Star Wars Immunization PSA (1970s)

There’s no time like the present to talk about the importance of immunization, and what better way to do it than with the help of two of our favorite droid pals? Two of our favorite droid pals…casually hanging out in the control room of the Death Star…one convincing the other that he doesn’t have an…

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