It's a reasonably well documented fact that after production of 2001 wrapped, Stanley Kubrick ordered the models, props and costumes scrapped so that they wouldn't resurface in other film productions and lessen his original in the way that they did in Forbidden Planet, for example. Now bits of that film have turned up all over the place and for decades after.
Well Stan's plan was a good plan and it almost worked... but for the fact that nobody was watching for those cheeky skip-pickers that worked for B.B.C. tv. Now these guys were expected to make something out of nothing on a regular basis and turn in movie quality work for pocket money prices. And they did for the most part and I was and remain a huge fan of what they achieved. They furnished my childhood dreams and made the imaginable seem real. And they also managed to get their hands on one of these;
If you know of any others then drop me a comments and I'll add them to the list along with a name check. I'll say thanks now in advance though because for reasons I can't yet find the time to sort out, I remain unable to reply to comments on my own blog except within these posts
So, Joshua, many thanks for your kind comments the other day and I will check out your recommendation.