Omni Reboot Boots Up


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#2

SQUEEgasm!!!


#3

I was reminded of OMNI once again just last night. The local Sundance theater had a showing of Ghostbusters. And there, smack dab in the middle of the montage where we see how busy the 'Busters are getting, there’s a shot of the cover of an OMNI showing one of their “unlicensed nuclear reactor” packs. So much 80’s packed into that one shot.


#4

I’m reminded of my favourite OMNI single-panel cartoon:
A sign on the fence around a nuclear power station that reads “Nobody who says ‘nucular’ permitted beyond this point.”

I always wondered if that one ended up on any breakroom corkboards at actual nuclear facilities.


#5

Of course! That’s why he said it that way!

George Bush was afraid to be anywhere a nuclear reactor, because they’re made of science!


#6

Awesome. I was around 13 when I had a subscription to Omni. Though I could barely wrap my brain around most of the content I always felt like I was reading something meant for adults. Some of those covers bring back floods of memories. Also, I was watching Childrens Hospital the other day and the first episode of the new season features a lab guy who reads Omni.


#7

The Omni cartoon I was unable to re-find — even when I looked through a bunch of those scanned-in ones online — was one where two soldiers in ancient times are watching a musclebound warrior hew his way through a whole gaggle of enemy troops with his mighty sword. The one says to the other, “What I really can’t stand about Conan is his more-barbaric-than-thou attitude!”


#8

Absolutely great news. But I notice that the subheadline for the “Mysteries of Space & Time” banner reads “Explore the deepest boundaries of OMNI’s artistic visions.” Can’t really have “deepest boundaries” of anything. I herewith offer my services as copy editor.


#9

Oh, I don’t know.
The boundary between the Marianas trench and the adjacent seabed would be pretty deep.


#10

Our language is lame, I give you and OMNI permission to fix it. If you’d start with the ‘ough’ bit and maybe get rid of the stupidness in the its/it’s/its’ rule (we have CONTEXT, we don’t need bonus stupid rules) it would be greatly appreciated.


#11

Miss that magazine - OMNI and TheTransactor are THE two magazines I hoped for at the newstands. Admitting they won’t be able to fill OMNI’s boots is a humble admission, but hey, half a great beer is still a guzzle. And I still have my old still-glossy #1 and #2 to remind me of those halcyon dead tree times.


The Transactor (and OMNI)
#12

OK so, lorq is what Ellison calls himself now.


#13

I like how the OMNI font looks like 0321.

Just thought I’d throw that in.


#14

I too so dug Omni as a kid and always got a good laff out of the UFO/Pyramid Power/etc.

Besides being edited by someone from a band that effectively bragged about using cracks of software effects made by a 2 man software shop and the presence of a bunch of old dude SF writers here, I look forward to good things!


#15

Missed opportunity, should have been Bender B. Rodriguez on the cover, smoking a cigar under the title:

I’m back, baby!


#16

Eeeeeeeeeee! I’m gonna read the hell outta this…and when I find their submissions guidelines, oh baby!


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