Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Saturday, 13 August 2016
... which actually turned out to be nonsense as you can all see in the picture above. No?
Any way I was happy in my misremembering right up until Blog-follower Tim mentioned a certain picture in a certain book he had been looking at. Somewhat spookily I instantly new which old book and the very page and picture he was describing because I had owned a copy since 1978 and actually had it on the desk in front of me, having recently been blogging about it over in Strange England. (more of which below) however here is the reveal...
Yes it was in the closet all along!
Anyway, there you have it and thanks again Tim.
If any others of you actually own a copy of this:-
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Space Cadets was a British television programme made by Zeppotron for Channel 4. Presented by Johnny Vaughan, it was aired across ten consecutive nights beginning on 7 December 2005
The concept of the show was that a group of twelve contestants - who answered an advert looking for "thrill seekers" - were selected to become the first British televised space tourists, including going to Russia to train as cosmonauts at the "Space Tourist Agency of Russia" (STAR) military base, with the series culminating in a group of four embarking on a five-day space mission in low Earth orbit.
The show and space mission contained aspects of Reality TV, including hidden cameras, soundproofed 'video diary' rooms and group dormitories. However, the show was in fact an elaborate practical joke, described by Commissioning Editor Angela Jain as Candid Camera live in space.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Update: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwOTrrySG_g
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
"It is October 1975, as Stas prepares to become the first Russian cosmonaut on the Moon. Andrei, his best friend, leads the mission from the ground. In the tense last days before departure, Stas thinks about Yulia, the woman they both have been in love with for more than ten years. At first, all seems well with the mission. That is, until two days after takeoff, when the spacecraft loses communication with Earth. For seven months, Andrei and Yulia look for Stan night and day without rest, until..."