A strangely likable bit of artwork by Barclay Shaw for Texas Triumphant, a novel by Daniel Da Cruz. I would like to tell you the colours are out on the scan and that the Russian spacesuit is actually a nice deep communist red but I had a copy of this book in my hands about an hour ago and that was girly pink too. Very; Despicable Me.
Lets have a game of spot the pink spacesuit, anyone?
I was too old to have been into these when they came out and I don't remember ever being aware that there was a TV series. My younger brother had a couple of the figures and a small vehicle, I think. From what I can gather Starcom never really set the world on fire but I quite like the box art though.
This is Yuri Gagarin as portrayed in the BBC Docudrama Space Race. This was a co production between British, German, American and Russian production teams which is interesting because me and blog watcher; DeadSpiderEye are not at all convince by the helmets. He has suggested that this is in fact a redressed helmet from the BBC's Star Cops (1987) and it might just be.
And this is the Alan Shepard look-a-likey in his not especially look-a-likey helmet and suit. I don't know from where it came but you some how expect better of the BBC
Cheers for pointing me towards this, DeadSpiderEye.
I think this is a really bad film. I wouldn't swear to it because I've blocked all memory of having seen it from my mind. I can prove this by the fact I was half way through doing this blog when I realised I had already blogged about it once already. I've just added the word; Gallery, to the title and now we're good to go again. Look at the pretty space suits but do not be tempted to watch the film.
I honestly don't know what to say about this film. I watched it last night and I still don't know if I liked it or not. The spacesuits are nice but so were the ones in Planeta Bur! I'll watch it again and see if I can grow an opinion one way or the other. The one thought that I'll share right now is that Alien was a B-movie raised to the level of cinematic art. Prometheus may well be the same thing but in reverse.