Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Behind the Scenes - A 12th Gallery

2001 A Space Odyssey  (1968)
Moontrap 1989
 The Quatermass Experiment 1953
Outer Limits - Moonstone 1964
Outer Limits - Moonstone 1964

Mickey Mouse Club: "Anything Can Happen Day" (1956)

Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmie Dodd ripping it up Spacesuit Stylee on Anything can Happen Day.

1956 is my best guess but its not my area of expertise so feel free to correct me Mouseketeers, until then follow the link and sing along

Cheers Bill, good obscure find there.

Happy New Year to you all.


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Mars by Chris Trevas (2005)

A finer piece of Santa/spaceman art you will be hard pushed to find.  Fantastic work, by Chris Trevas.  And a great big happy Christmas for those that care, otherwise just enjoy the holiday


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: