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.
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.
It wasn't even a month ago that I blogged about what appears to be the reusing of the Doppelganger / UFO helmets in a forthcoming episode of Electric Dreams, as seen in the season trailer. A helmet that hasn't been seen for decades
And now today I'm pointed toward the new season twelve Red Dwarf trailer because something almost as old and equally interesting has been spotted there within.
Yes; Not one but two Space 1999 helmets! Where have these been for all these years and how cool is it that they have come out of retirement to continues in their career in genre TV.
Thanks again Mr De Prave, you've a keen eye for a classic
5th Passenger is an independent science fiction film funded through Kickstarter. It's about 5 people in an escape pod after their space ship blows up...but the catch is the pod is only built for 4 people! It's a life boat in space with a deadly alien twist kind of a thing
Set during the middle of the 24th Century at the Space Academy for the Solar Guards and aboard the 'Polaris', a Solar Guard training ship, this hugely-popular science-fiction series was one of the very few programs to air on all four of the major American TV networks through the 1950's
Lego's Build the Future print campaign, as designed by Ogilvy Thailand, is very cool, visually striking and probably inspirational to boot. As such, I'll show you the two none Spaceman images as well because I'm kind like that.