Friday, 27 February 2015

Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea - The Silent Saboteurs (1965)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, season 2 episode 10: The silent Saboteurs was first shown on the 28 November 1965
 
....A manned probe is returning to Earth when it is suddenly caught in the grip of a strange force and destroyed. Investigations point to a secret Chinese installation being responsible. Capt Crane is tasked with locating the base and destroying it......
 
 
Will this well ever run dry?  Yet another appearance of the Men Into Space spacesuit.  Lovely stuff and a big thank you to Cazzorla for the heads up on this one.
 
 



Steve

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Twilight Zone - The Parallel (1963)

An astronaut, Major Robert Gaines, is orbiting the Earth in his space capsule. Suddenly, his communication systems stop functioning and he blacks out, waking up on Earth with no memory of his return. He appears to be none the worse for his experiences and is released to the custody of his family however.....


 Steve

The Twilight Zone - Death Ship (1963)

An interplanetary expedition from earth finds an exact duplicate of their ship and themselves crashed on the planet they were surveying. Should they stay or risk taking off and crashing.


Steve

Monday, 23 February 2015

Project Skyborn (2014)

Another entertaining short film from off the interweb.  I found it here:


I kind of love it just for finding an alternative space helmet than the old Russian Gsh-6A.
 

Steve

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Iron Sky (2012) - Part two: The German Spacesuits





Spacesuit 3 and right from the end of the film; Spacesuit 4, my favourite, but that might be more to do with who's wearing it.


Steve

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Iron Sky (2012) - Part one: The American Spacesuits




 

 




Spacesuit 1 and 2 and technically a glimpse of 3 as well although the Nazi suit doesn't really look like one.  And all of this from the first 5 minutes of the film.  I've finally ordered me a copy of this on DVD, and on the understanding that it will make me laugh.  Worth a punt for a couple of quid and I was also motivated a little by the online trailer for the sequel; Iron Sky:The Coming Race.


Steve

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pisces #1 (2015)

pisces

Another 2015 comic from Image that features a spaceman on the front.  Pisces #1 is out in April with art by Johnnie Christmas.

Steve

Monday, 2 February 2015

Destination Moon Spacesuits - Originals and Copies (1950 to 1964)

Promotional event to promote ......
 
Destination Moon - (1950)

Space Patrol - (1950 to 1955) TV

Flight to Mars - (1951)
 
Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
 
Abbott and Costello go to Mars  (1953)

Project Moonbase - (1953)
 
Cat-Women on the Moon - (1953)
 
King Dinosaur - (1955)
 
Three Stooges: Have Rocket Will Travel - (1959)

Twilight Zone: Elegy - (1960)

 Conquistador de la luna - (1960)
 
Time Tunnel - (1961)
 

Robinson Crusoe on Mars - (1964)
 
There are probably more than this and I'll add them as and when.
 
In regard to when are they original and when are they copies; well I would say its all about the angle of the collar zip and about counting the rings round the neck, knees and arms.  I would also watch out for the shoulder ring because when that's gone, I reckon you're looking at a inspired-by copy.  Let me know what you think. 
 
 
Steve

Radar Men From The Moon (1952) - A Gallery

 
 



 


Steve