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TUBES TURN UP IN STAR TREK TOS ONCE AGAIN!

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TUBES TURN UP IN STAR TREK TOS ONCE AGAIN!

We recently left our two part Star Trek blog wondering whether or not thermionic technology ever again appeared in episodes moving on from the pilot episode, The Cage and the answer is a resounding YES.     I want to bring your attention to Star Trek TOS, season 1, episode 28, titled The City on the Edge of Forever, from star date 3134.0 or by my calendar February 18,  2326, Time: 21:50:24.  This episode first aired on 6th April 1967. As in the prior posting, I could paraphrase the plot but I am not going to, instead, here is a...

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"IT'S DEAD JIM!" THE END OF SONY BETAMAX

Posted by STEVE MYCIUNKA on

"IT'S DEAD JIM!" THE END OF SONY BETAMAX

Assumed to be long dead by many and certainly so in a domestic setting, the end of the Sony Betamax tape format is nigh as Sony will officially end production of the tapes in March, 40 years after the product was introduced into the domestic market. Interestingly, Sony made its last Betamax video recorder in 2002 some 14 years hence. So please, be on notice that as of March 2016, brand new Betamax cassettes with model number EL-500B, 2L-500MHGB, 2L-750MHGB as well as the L-25CLP cleaning tape will no longer be available.     Sony first launched its Betamax products...

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