Thursday, 14 December 2017

Great Adventure Stories for Boys Hamlyn story library (1977)



Two editions of the same book, both paying homage to a different, previously existing, spacesuit.

The first is clearly: Space: 1999 - Mission of the Darians (1975) with some elements of the  UFO and Moon Zero Two spacesuits

And the second is the classic: Alien (1979) Ripley's Suit

Because I'm reading a lot of old books from the 60's 70's and 80's this year I was quite happy to order myself an copy of the top one for that reason and the rather lovely cover.  I'll update artist info when it arrives, if its documented.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1991)

From Parker Lewis Can't Lose series 1 episode 20: Randall Without a Cause... the space helmet from Starflight One.... just sitting there being a prop for reasons never explained.
A wonderfully obscure find by blog-follower SWGhostbuster.
Many thanks


Monday, 13 November 2017

Sam (2016) ...and other animals.

I think this is very cool.

Sam, a 12 meter tall monument of a monkey cosmonaut, by sculptor Denis Prasolov.  It was placed in Kronvald Park, Riga in Latvia.  It pays tribute to all the animals that died in spaceflight survival tests before manned missions were attempted.

There are also some other versions of Sam and other animal cosmonauts in alternative format.

....and others to view here:



Sunday, 15 October 2017

"Help" by Svjeeta (2013)

Here's a fantastic spaceman themed illustration called "help" that features an alien helping a wounded astronaut. It was created by Deviant Art user Svjeeta, and is magical.


Missions (2017)

Missions is French Sci-fi show of 10 short episodes which is gaining some very good reviews.  I suspect we'll be back this way again.


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Jeremy Geddes

A small sample of the very beautiful photo-surreal art of Jeremy Geddes. Go search the internet for many more