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Tech reporter: everything from cyberwar to smartphones. Editor at @ZDNet @TechRepublic for @CBSi. High concept enthusiast. Views are mine, not employers.

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@HooklandGuide @marcushsoiled @Bob_Fischer @forteantimes Did memories of WWII had any impact on the writers? Presumably the writers would have been too young to be directly involved but maybe that's where the sense of loss and horror could be traced back too, even in the early 70s?
@Bob_Fischer @HooklandGuide @forteantimes I think that idea of strong regional Forteana and local history shown through TV was a big deal too. That tied weirdness down: not abstract but actually local to you.
@HooklandGuide @Bob_Fischer @forteantimes Absolutely. Kids TV that hadn't been sectioned off from the mainstream so those feelings of loss (and vertiginous terror!) could still leak through. I guess it was still an experimental format then so the uncanny hadn't been knocked out of it.
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