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2012: Ben Folds Five: Sound Of The Life Of… — Sony releases the Ben Folds Five album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, reuniting the group after over a decade thanks to crowd-funded studio time. More about Ben Folds Five in Music Reviews
2010: K-9: Hound Of The Korven — Australia's Nine Network airs the 25th episode of K-9. The Australian-made series features no Doctor Who-related characters other than K-9. More about K-9 in the LogBook
2002: Enterprise: Shockwave Part II — The 26th episode of the Star Trek prequel spinoff Enterprise premieres on UPN, opening the series' second season. Matt Winston guest stars. More about Star Trek: Enterprise in the LogBook
1996: Voyager: The Chute — UPN airs the 44th episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Robert Pine (the father of future big-screen Captain Kirk, Chris Pine) guest stars. More about Star Trek: Voyager in the LogBook
1995: Voyager: Elogium — UPN airs the 19th episode of Star Trek: Voyager. More about Star Trek: Voyager in the LogBook
1995: Xena: Dreamworker — The week-long national syndication window opens for the third episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. More about Xena: Warrior Princess in the LogBook
1989: Alien Nation: The Series — The recently-launched Fox Network launches its first prime-time science fiction series, Kenneth Johnson's TV adaptation of the movie Alien Nation. Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint and Michele Scarabelli star in a story of escaped alien slaves who inadvertently land on Earth, becoming a somewhat marginalized immigrant population. Diane Civita (V) and Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) guest star in the pilot. More about Alien Nation in the LogBook
1987: Max Headroom: The Academy — The seventh episode of the American-made Max Headroom series premieres on ABC, starring Matt Frewer and Amanda Pays. (This is the the American-made drama series, not the music video/talk show series featuring the same character.) W. Morgan Sheppard and Concetta Tomei guest star. More about Max Headroom in the LogBook
1981: Pleiads or Pleiades? — Centuri releases the arcade video game Pleiades (spelled correctly on the arcade cabinet, though the game identifies itself onscreen as "Pleiads"), licensed from Japanese company Tahkan International. More about Pleiades in Phosphor Dot Fossils
1980: Soyuz 38 — The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 38 on a mission to the Salyut 6 space station, carrying cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko and the first Cuban in space, Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez. The week-long flight includes docking maneuvers with Salyut 6 in pitch blackness, guided only by the lights on both the Soyuz vehicle and the station, and experiments aboard Salyut. Since the long-duration Salyut 6/Soyuz 35 crew is due to leave the station soon, the Soyuz 38 crew departs in the same vehicle in which it arrived.
1979: Star Blazers: Episode 12 — The 12th episode of Star Blazers, an English rewrite and dub of the 1974 anime series Space Battleship Yamato, premieres in syndication across the U.S. More about Star Blazers in the LogBook
1977: Voyager 1 photographs its first planet — Barely two weeks after launch, Voyager 1 captures the first-ever photo of the Earth and its moon in their entirety, from a distance of just over seven million miles. Due to the moon's relatively low visibility, JPL has to "brighten" the moon so it's visible in the photo. Voyager 1 soon loses sight of Earth and the moon as it speeds toward Jupiter, a planet it won't reach until 1979. There's still no word on whether or not Voyager 1 found signs of intelligent life on Earth.
1976: Ark II: The Slaves — CBS airs the second episode of Filmation's live-action Saturday morning science fiction series Ark II. More about Ark II in the LogBook
1976: Doctor Who: Masque Of Mandragora, Part 3 — The 430th episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1. Gareth Armstrong and Tim Piggott-Smith guest star. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook Order VWORP!1 from theLogBook.com Media
1975: Space: 1999: Collision Course — The third episode of Gerry Anderson's space adventure series Space: 1999, Collision Course premieres on British broadcaster ITV. More about Space: 1999 in the LogBook
1965: Doctor Who: Trap Of Steel — The 83rd episode of Doctor Who airs on the BBC. This is part one of the story now collectively known as Galaxy Four, the first story of the series' third season. This episode is missing from the BBC's archives. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook Order VWORP!1 from theLogBook.com Media
1962: TIROS-6 — NASA and the United States Weather Bureau launch the sixth experimental TIROS weather satellite, TIROS-6. Launched specifically to allow for better detection of storms during the 1962 Atlantic hurricane season, TIROS-6 has a full workload within days of launch as Hurricane Daisy forms in the Caribbean Sea and makes its way to New England. TIROS-6 finally provides a successful test for NASA's attempts to keep a weather satellite in service for long-duration missions, lasting over a year in orbit.
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