Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Plymouth (1991)

Plymouth is a TV Movie or a pilot for a show that was never picked up depending on how you want to dress it up.
Here's the set up: The residents of a town displaced by an industrial accident agree to take over a failing mining base on the Moon as their new place to live and work. Their first big test comes in the form of a wave of radiation from a massive solar flare.
Interestingly these appear to be the same suits as previously blogged in regard to The Outer Limits - Voyage Home. (1995)  As it was allegedly one of the most expensive TV movies ever made lets assume the suits were created for Plymouth and then had a career on their own afterwards.  I'll correct later if we find an appearance earlier than this one.
What I really like about these is the customised space helmets, presumably so that each astronaut could recognise his colleagues.  They remind me of some illustrations from a space exploration book I had as a nipper, which I'll blog sometime in the new year.

Big thanks to Michel Van for the find


Steve

6 comments:

  1. looking Plymouth again
    i notice that only two suits are always in close up, so were only two made and rest SFX?
    i sure that two suits were also used modified in 2010 for short movie "Unearthed"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVY1sAKSIzk&spfreload=10

    back to Plymouth
    the pilot show realistic Space infrastructure,
    i guess they got NASA or US aerospace as advisor
    the Suit were what NASA consider back in 1990s as future of US spacesuits
    full pressure suits with backpack entrance
    and new cover for helmet what include lamps and head up display (that panel in front of helmet)

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    1. I've had a quick 5 second glance at Unearthed but want to watch it all, properly before posting thoughts or pictures. It looks good though.

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  2. Love the yellow/black stripes. Very Foss. Might have to steal it.

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    1. Intrigued. What's getting painted yellow & black stripes?

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    1. Cheers for that Bill. Follow that link people.

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