Starlog Gone; Legacy Tarnished!

Posted in: News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on July 22nd, 2009

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. kermonk
    12/21/2009 @ 3:59 pm

    If starlog died, isn’t Fangoria next on the chopping block? Is it safe to give them any money?

  2. Gino Sassani
    12/21/2009 @ 4:52 pm

    I worry about that as well.
    Right now they appear to be doing fine, but if the Starlog incident has taught me anything, you won’t know they’re going until it’s been months since you last got an issue. I’d only get a year at a time. Good point.

  3. Shannon Nutt
    12/23/2009 @ 12:12 pm

    I too, did not ever get a letter…it wasn’t until today that I caught this info about a contact to e-mail, so who knows if I’ll ever see reimbursement for my missing issues (I was due a year and some change…maybe 14 to 16 issues).

    As someone who religiously bought Starlog for years, even at their outrageous cover price (more than a porno mag!), it’s a shame loyal subscribers got treated in such a poor, poor manner.

  4. Paul
    01/19/2010 @ 2:04 pm

    I wouldn’t send Fangoria any money or else the same thing could happen. I’ve written to Dee Erwin several times and have not gotten a single reply. Also, I tried to access the Starlog website ( and the only thing that appears is their logo. I’m afraid the website may be gone too.

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