Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Thumbs Up, Uranus (1969)

Publicity still and poster for Thumbs Up, Uranus, one of the last of the famous Thumbs Up comedy series produced at the long defunct Cricklewood Film studios

Steve (after Capaldi)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Dolphins in Space - A Gallery

We've already looked at these two separately but there's more and all rather fantastic.
Dolphins in Space by Richard J Bartrop (????)

Voyager Found by Rick Sternbach (2003)
Aldo Spadoni (2008)

Future Life #17 (1980)

Probably the best dolphin in a spacesuit picture ever.  A big hand to artist Rick Sternbach

Yonggary Monster from the Deep (1967)

It's a big old monster film much like Godzilla, featuring a few minutes with an astronaut.  Here he is. 
Thank again Tim.

Monday, 18 August 2014

2001 - A Space Odyssey - Behind the scenes. (1968)

Just a great picture.  Not quite behind the scenes in the usual sense.  From what I can find out, this is a test shot of one of the primitive men from the films opening scene before Stanley decided he wanted something even more primitive and less evolved.  Definitely the correct decision but what an image.

Mystery Picture 1

Isn't this fantastic.  It lurks within the web in many places and as of yet I'm not sure of it's origin.  If anyone could identify the artist, the title or a year I would be dead chuffed and update accordingly.
Cheers again Tim

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bob Eggleton - Gallery III

Three more from Bob, an amazing artist of spacemen and many other things beside.  Check out his work by dropping his name into a search engine of your choice. The bottom picture is particularly interesting for being our first dolphin in a space suit...although not our last.
In the Beginning by Robert Silverberg (2006)
Subterranean US hardcover

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bob Eggleton - Another Gallery

 "Lunar Descent" by Allen Steele (1991)

Trading card for FPG (1995)

The Sagan Diary (2007)
Memorare by Gene Wolfe (2007)

Trading card for FPG (1995)
Bob's a bit of a talent, I think.

A big thanks to Michel Van for titles and dates

Fire In The Sky (1993)

Fire in the Sky is a 1993 film based on an alleged extra-terrestrial encounter, directed by Robert Lieberman and based on Travis Walton's book The Walton Experience.

In this scene the film suggests that the well know "Greys" are in fact just the spacesuits worn by the aliens
...For the love of god, man.  Behind you, its behind you!

Looks good, doesn't it.


2001: A Space Odyssey - Green T Productions (2013)

Drawing on 20 years of experience with traditional dance and theatre styles as a launch pad, Green T Productions re-imagines Stanley Kubrick's and Arthur C Clark's iconic film
Natalie Rae Wass as Dave Bowman in the stage version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Cheers that's fairly obscure.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Topps Mars Attacks Invasion Trading Cards (2013)

There were a number of artists that worked on this set of trading cards but so far I can't identify who was responsible for this little masterpiece.  As ever any help will directly lead to the usual update and name check.


Trapped in Space (1995)

After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people, unfortunately there are five on board.  Trapped in Space is a based on the Arthur C. Clarke short story Breaking Strain.

I stumbled over this on TV the other day but watched only a few minutes as it was already part way through.  It looked OK so I'll catch it next time around.
It's good to be back