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Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 02, 2022 05:41PM
The full run of Omni Magazine has been archived and is available online-
[archive.org]

For those not familiar with Omni, it was a great magazine about science and technology that began publication in the late 1970s, balancing the more tangible "as we speak" news about tech stuff with speculative articles as well as outstanding photography, artwork, and fiction. A few of the fiction stories were only licensed for one-time publication and have been edited from the archives, though their titles still appear in the magazine index. Unfortunately the overall quality slipped a bit as the 80s wore on, but the earlier issues were great.



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 02, 2022 05:42PM
I do remember! Thank you!



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 02, 2022 05:44PM
As a kid, I remember the TV advertising push announcing the magazine was nearly continuous on my favorite UHF rerun channel.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 02, 2022 05:57PM
I didn't even know that Omni Magazine had been forgotten.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 02, 2022 06:07PM
Remember it well.



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 02, 2022 06:09PM
I believe I still have a couple issues.

Looks like the PDF files of them are pretty small, might try and DL them all.

Edit: Small for a reason, they're almost illegible in PDF form.



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2022 06:23PM
.....not Omni......potent....



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 02, 2022 06:38PM
Haven’t seen that in forever, when did it go under?



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 02, 2022 07:19PM
Holy smokes. My dad used to subscribe.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 02, 2022 07:37PM
Ben Bova.. his books were pretty amazing as well.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: decay
Date: October 02, 2022 09:32PM
Loved that magazine as a teen in the late 70s & early 80s



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 03, 2022 12:08AM
Not really.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: October 03, 2022 09:03AM
click on the 1 page view in the link . It is then readable .
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 03, 2022 12:31PM
Penthouse was better.
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: October 03, 2022 05:10PM
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Acer
As a kid, I remember the TV advertising push announcing the magazine was nearly continuous on my favorite UHF rerun channel.

Unimaginable today that a new print magazine would be advertised on television. Now there's something nobody in Omni ever predicted about the future...



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 03, 2022 06:55PM
....what about....Playgirl....???


....heard it had really good articles......



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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 03, 2022 11:18PM
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NewtonMP2100
....what about....Playgirl....???


....heard it had really good articles......

Not around long enough to archive?
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Re: Do You Remember Omni Magazine?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 04, 2022 12:44PM
Quote
RgrF
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NewtonMP2100
....what about....Playgirl....???


....heard it had really good articles......

Not around long enough to archive?

They were around from 1974 until 2000-ish in print form, but whoever owns the rights to the back issues is VERY protective of their content. Occasionally a pictorial or single image from Playgirl will get posted online but then it gets taken down very quickly. Some then "B-list" or lower stars who later made it big posed full-nude in earlier issues such as Don Johnson, no big deal in the 70s or 80s but potentially scandalous now, so there may be an enforced legal prohibition of some type against making the older content available online.



WARNING- If I posted a link in the above message, assume it is at minimum "NSFW- Language". Occasionally you'll be wrong.

Lie to me if you must, but don't lie to me and insult my intelligence in the same sentence.

Resist the Thought Police: George Orwell's book 1984 was meant as a warning, not an instruction manual.

"Political correctness is just intellectual colonialism and psychological fascism for the creation of thought crime" - Steve Hughes

What's my "Super Power"? I can make active threads go stone-dead with a single post. I try to use this power only for good and not for evil but, you know... stuff happens.



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