Sunday, 23 October 2011

First Men in the Moon (1964)

We’ve already looked at this film once before way back in December 2010 when this blog was less than a month old.  Back then we had a quick look at these;
Which, as you should all know by now, are the real world high altitude Windak pressure suits.  Lovely aren’t they.
But what we’re going to look at now though are these;
Though First Men in the Moon starts and ends in the modern day of 1964, the bulk of the film is told in flashback to the 1890’s.
And that’s why Professor Cavor and Bedford’s spacesuits are based upon the deep-sea diving suit of the time even if they do seem to be serviced with oxygen from an anachronistic 1960’s style aqualung.
And also, it seems that the gentlemen of the British Empire were a sturdy bunch too who’s gloveless hands were impervious to the airless cold of the moon.
Oh and while we’re here on the lunar surface, let’s have a quick look at these.
This is what the 60’s astronauts were wearing inside their spaceship before they climbed into their Windaks to go explore the moon.
Rumour has it these are the same suits and helmets that are seen in the Department S episode The Man from X.
What do you think?


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