Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Z for Zacharia by Robert C O'Brien (1976) Cover by Boris Vallejo

Z for Zachariah 1976 edition with a cover by  Boris Vallejo.  Not really a spacesuit but a lovely painting all the same.  Its a great book by the way

Monday, 22 February 2016

I Dream of Jeannie - Fifteen Years Late (1985)

Barbara Eden and Wayne Rogers in 'I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later' on location


Saturday, 20 February 2016

I Dream of Jeannie - U.F.Oh Jeannie (1968)

Season 4, episode 1.
Landing in a flying saucer spacecraft, Tony and Roger are captured by hillbillies who think that they are Martians.

Mmm!  No face plates. A slight oversight


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Drift Marlo (1961)

Drift Marlo, a space adventure comic was first launched on May 29, 1961
number 1
number 2


Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Martian (2015) The Other Spacesuits.

Finally watched the DVD of the film yesterday and.... mmm... 
Well the wife liked it, the eldest liked it and even the mother-in-law, who doesn't normally watch "space" films,  seemed to like it too.  I quite liked it but having read the book first I have to say that it seemed to be lacking something.  Perhaps its just the different media but the book seemed more intense, more dramatic and suspenseful.  The sense of isolation and impending doom was much greater read off the page.  Perhaps for once its a case of; telling being better than; showing!
 Which probably all boils down to the fact that I think, if you've not had the pleasure of either version yet, then I would definitely recommend the reading of the book first.

Oh and these are the other more traditional style of spacesuits seen through the film.

The Interpretaris (1966)

The Interpretaris.  Episode  1. Strange Assignment.  Australians TV from back 1966.

See Veg 4 post and the link contained within for a little more information on this show.


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Vega 4 (1968)

Vega 4 is an Australian TV serial from way back in 1968.  I know very little about this show other than what I learned here;  Below are images from the opening credits.


Friday, 12 February 2016

UFO - Alien Helmet (1970)

A couple of scans sent to me quite a while ago by friend to this blog: Tim Armstrong.  If I recall we were discussing where the Doppelganger/UFO spacesuits had ended up and as Tim revealed, with evidence to back it up, that at least one of the alien helmets from the show had been saved for posterity by a collector.
Click on image to make larger and read away.

Sorry its taken a while, Tim, I had trouble getting them to appear larger than a thumb-nail on my computer but I seem to have cracked it now. 

Scorpion Season 2, Episode 11 - The Old College Try (2015)

Scorpion is an American procedural action drama television series.... of which I've never watched a single episode so I'm going to have to thank Tim, once again for the pointer towards this particular episode.
The members of the team go under cover at a university in order to track a hacker who is putting the world economy at risk.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Agents of SHIELD S3 Ep 5: 4,722 Hours (2015)

From Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Season 3, Episode 5; "4,722 Hours"  A fine stand out episode of which I will say nothing more as this season is still airing in the UK at the moment.

We may come back and discuss some more in the future, with further images.


Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - BoShek revealed.

Go here - Star Wars: A New Hope - Part 1 - BoShek (1977)  to see my original BoShek post if you want to know all about a spacesuit.

If, on the other hand, you would like to read a lovely little detective story and put a name to the actor in the costume then go here -