As the current runner of both SHareCon and the S&H Advent Calendar, Flamingo has a big hand in keeping the Starsky & Hutch fandom vibrant and alive. Come listen to me and Rachel interview her about what it takes to run a convention, a particularly disastrous SHareCon of the past, and what it takes to be in one fandom for decades.
What do all SHareCon attendees have in common? A love of Starsky and Hutch, and a desire to befriend other fans. Other than that, the differences abound! We set up a microphone at SHareCon and interviewed a flock of fans: fans from the original broadcast run, new fans just discovering the show, long-time con-goers, first-time con-goers, cosplayers, artists, vidders, readers, writers, and editors!
What do you get when 50-some fans gather in Baltimore to celebrate Starsky & Hutch? SHareCon! Monica and Rachel tell Jen all about the great time they had, the zines and merch they got, the vids they watched, and the games they played!
The S&H finale episode gets a lot of attention, but what about the three-parter that leads narratively into Sweet Revenge? We watch all three episodes of Targets Without a Badge–Rachel for the first time–and discuss this wild storyline! Buckle in for beastly bombs, buoyant badges, and Belle.
Jen shares the story of how her brother tailed a Starsky & Hutch painted Torino, Monica models an outfit she bought for SHareCon, and Rachel enthuses about Car Wash. We also recommend a vid, a fic, and fan art!
What are the implications of the cancellation of Amazon’s Starsky & Hutch show? How did a tiny New Jersey newspaper impress us with their summary of S&H? Is there precedent for cults setting rattlesnakes on their foes? And does Rachel’s mom know that Huggy Bear is not a Care Bear? Listen to find out!
Our guest on this episode is Ilana, who has been buying Starsky & Hutch fanzines since the 80s, has met David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, and Antonio Fargas on multiple occasions, and runs a very active S&H fan group on Facebook. We discuss shifts in fandom platforms and learn about the European S&H fan experience!
Our guest this week is Dawn, who has been a Starsky & Hutch fan since the show first aired, and who has written a large, long-standing, and eclectic collection of S&H fanfiction. We ask her about her fandom experiences, ponder some puzzling prior-fandom attitudes, chat about our favorite episodes, and learn more about her fic!
Come shop with us as we describe the Starsky & Hutch toys we found in a vintage second-hand store. Then we pour over the script for the S&H episode A Body Worth Guarding, especially that incredibly charged scene between Starsky and Huggy. Finally, Rachel shares three zines she bought recently, and things get saucy when Monica reviews part one of the zine Evolution.
Did you have any preconceptions about Starsky & Hutch before you watched your first episode? We showed our friend Caroline her first three episodes, then asked her to tell us her impressions! Also, Rachel talks about finding some S&H merch in France, and Monica reads a fan’s account of meeting Bernie Hamilton.