November 28, 2012

John Keel and “Lost in Space” (2)

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Here’s the conclusion of John’s proposed script for Lost in Space.

November 26, 2012

John Keel and “Lost in Space” (1)

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John occasionally mentioned that he wrote for the TV show Lost in Space, but was vague about the details.  I was curious, though; it sounded interesting.  Although John was a science fiction fan as a teenager, he wrote very little in the genre, and I wondered what he would do with it.  I eventually discovered that he did indeed write a seven-page plot outline, but that it was rejected.  Here, then, is the first part; I’ll post the second part later this week, so you can enjoy the pleasures of serialization.

November 7, 2012

John Keel’s UFO Dictionary

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At one point, John planned to write a UFO dictionary, and filled a small box with definitions on index cards.  He wrote 188 of them, though many just have words without definitions.  The scope is characteristic: they include not only terms used by ufologists, but words from physics, occultism, psychiatry, medicine, contactee lore, and gypsy culture. Even some of the vocabulary used by Richard Shaver and Barbara O’Brien finds a place.  Here’s a sampling:

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