Friday, 23 March 2018

Man of Steel (2013)

I don't really get the appeal of Superman so I'm not sure I'll ever get round to watching this.  Please share your own thoughts on the film and the suits in the comments section below, you lovely people.


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Marmalade Atkins in Space (1981)

I've been wanting to blog this one for a while but have been waiting for some decent images to appear.  This is the best we're going to get ,I think, but it will do the job

Marmalade Atkins was created by Andrew Davies.  She appeared first in book form in Marmalade and Rufus (1979) but within a couple of years had been adapted for television where she was played by the rather brilliant Charlotte Coleman.  Her TV debut was initially in the one-off Marmalade Atkins in Space, broadcast in 1981 as part of the Theatre Box series.  However this proved so popular that it was followed by two ten-part series entitled Educating Marmalade (1982/1983) and Danger: Marmalade At Work (1984).  I remember watching this anarchic kids show when I was probably a little too old for it but you know; Funny is funny, whatever the demographic.

A couple of the book covers and an illustration from within.


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Lost In Space (2018)

It's reboot time once more and why not.


The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

I hear mixed things so why don't you tell me what you thought in the comments below



Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend

You know that feeling when you're certain you've seen something somewhere before but you just cant place it? Its like an itch.  I get a lot of them doing this blog, when a particular space helmet looks familiar and I just can't recall where else I know it from.  Sometimes it takes years and then some friend of this blog casually says; "I think its the same helmet that features in The Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend."  And you want to face-palm, because you must only have watched that video a couple of dozen times, bought the album if featured on back in the day and from a band that was just about your local city's biggest musical export.  Thanks Richard, you are a salve and a star.

And what was the original helmets appearance you ask?  Well scroll down to find out.  There are a few cosmetic differences but its the ear grills that nail it.


That's right its the "looks like an alien but actually isn't suit" from Doppelganger AKA Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Lovely.  What a find.
Now back to the Special AKA....

Doppelganger - Original Concept (1969)

I was having a little wander around the internet, looking for some pictures for another post and stumbled across this....
Found courtesy of The Prop Gallery website, this is the original concept art by Derek Meddings  for the Spacesuit first used in the 1969 film Doppelganger, AKA; Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.  The art has long since been sold but go visit the website for a good look around.
I think that this is rather a special find for Say; Hello Spaceman, as its this suite in conjunction with the Moon Zero Two suit that first got me interested in tracking those spacesuits that feature in multiple media. And to think, it all started here beneath the pencil and paints of Derek Meddings, a man that designed so much of my childhood.  What a hero