Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. 
Based on the book by Andy Weir (that's pending on my Kindle), the film is directed by Ridley Scott and is due out in November.

Yep, That's Matt Damon back in a spacesuit again.


Monday, 11 May 2015

Space Brothers (2012)

IMDB says:
As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling....
This is the film adaption of the Japanese Manga series.

Thanks once again, Tim.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

All this and Christmas Too! (1971)

"Sid's daughter may be pregnant, but he is more interested in catching a pesky mouse. Things are further complicated by visits from an assortment of strange neighbours and relatives. A one-off festive situation comedy starring Sid James" 

This is an exciting find for me.  I grew up watching Sid James on TV and in the Carry On films. A comedy legend and here he is an a previously unknown one-off bit of Christmas nonsense and for reasons I'm not entirely sure of he's in a Doppelganger/UFO space suit.  Sid in a spacesuit at Christmas time is like Pigs in Blankets but for the eyes!  (not entirely sure that will translate outside of Blighty but suffice to say it's a very good thing)


Space Food Sticks - TV advert (1960's)

Cashing in on the space race, these images are from the first of 3 TV commercials for Space Food Sticks, a tasty treat for astronauts and the American public alike.

And this: 
 as well as leading to the actual adverts, should tell you everything else you might want to know