Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Pathfinders In Space (1960)

First there was Target Luna, broadcast at the start of 1960 for the British ABC network, and then with a little bit of recasting the second series became Pathfinders in Space and was followed by two further series; Pathfinders to Mars and Pathfinders to Venus.  The shows were all written by Malcolm Hulke and Eric Paice and produced by Sydney Newman.
This image is from Pathfinders in Space and shows one of the early uses of the motorbike helmet doubling up for the space helmet.  The suits have some of that padded tubing around the arms, a look reminiscent of Destination Moon and its imitators.
We'll be back for series three in a bit

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