In space, no-one can hear the TV...
By James Grahame
Through an unfortunate geographical accident, my family didn't own a television until I was about seven years old. When the boob tube finally arrived, I cheerfully bathed in the warm black & whiteness of the intense gamma radiation emitted by the glowing screen. My mother warned me many times not to sit so close, lest I receive a fatal dose.
I miss those days. Which is probably why I'm so excited that Predicta has released a line of truly tacky retro televisions. The tubes bulge out of the cases, cheerfully flaunting their lack of lead shielded plutonium injectors. I'm especially fond of the Meteor, pictured here, which looks like it was involved in a raunchy encounter with a NASA engineer sometime in 1957. Apparently, these beasts are made with new-fangled solid state components and a color picture tube. Lethal radiation not included.