Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Mars by Chris Trevas (2005)

A finer piece of Santa/spaceman art you will be hard pushed to find.  Fantastic work, by Chris Trevas.  And a great big happy Christmas for those that care, otherwise just enjoy the holiday


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Great Adventure Stories for Boys Hamlyn story library (1977)



Two editions of the same book, both paying homage to a different, previously existing, spacesuit.

The first is clearly: Space: 1999 - Mission of the Darians (1975) with some elements of the  UFO and Moon Zero Two spacesuits

And the second is the classic: Alien (1979) Ripley's Suit

Because I'm reading a lot of old books from the 60's 70's and 80's this year I was quite happy to order myself an copy of the top one for that reason and the rather lovely cover.  I'll update artist info when it arrives, if its documented.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1991)

From Parker Lewis Can't Lose series 1 episode 20: Randall Without a Cause... the space helmet from Starflight One.... just sitting there being a prop for reasons never explained.
A wonderfully obscure find by blog-follower SWGhostbuster.
Many thanks


Monday, 13 November 2017

Sam (2016) ...and other animals.

I think this is very cool.

Sam, a 12 meter tall monument of a monkey cosmonaut, by sculptor Denis Prasolov.  It was placed in Kronvald Park, Riga in Latvia.  It pays tribute to all the animals that died in spaceflight survival tests before manned missions were attempted.

There are also some other versions of Sam and other animal cosmonauts in alternative format.

....and others to view here:



Sunday, 15 October 2017

"Help" by Svjeeta (2013)

Here's a fantastic spaceman themed illustration called "help" that features an alien helping a wounded astronaut. It was created by Deviant Art user Svjeeta, and is magical.


Missions (2017)

Missions is French Sci-fi show of 10 short episodes which is gaining some very good reviews.  I suspect we'll be back this way again.


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Jeremy Geddes

A small sample of the very beautiful photo-surreal art of Jeremy Geddes. Go search the internet for many more


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Red Dwarf Season 12 (2017)

It wasn't even a month ago that I blogged about what appears to be the reusing of the Doppelganger / UFO helmets in a forthcoming episode of Electric Dreams, as seen in the season trailer.  A helmet that hasn't been seen for decades

And now today I'm pointed toward the new season twelve Red Dwarf trailer because something almost as old and equally interesting has been spotted there within.
Yes; Not one but two Space 1999 helmets!  Where have these been for all these years and how cool is it that they have come out of retirement to continues in their career in genre TV.
Thanks again Mr De Prave, you've a keen eye for a classic


Monday, 18 September 2017

5th Passanger (In progress)

5th Passenger is an independent science fiction film funded through Kickstarter. It's about 5 people in an escape pod after their space ship blows up...but the catch is the pod is only built for 4 people!  It's a life boat in space with a deadly alien twist kind of a thing

The Kickstarter page can be found at and follow on twitter
@5thPassenger or on facebook at


Space Conqueror (1960's)

Not all toy robots are robots!  Some are spacemen

Lovely box art.


Friday, 15 September 2017

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950)

Set during the middle of the 24th Century at the Space Academy for the Solar Guards and aboard the 'Polaris', a Solar Guard training ship, this hugely-popular science-fiction series was one of the very few programs to air on all four of the major American TV networks through the 1950's


Himmelskibet, Excelsior (1918)

Himmelskibet, Excelsior  AKA; A Trip to Mars  AKA; Das Himmelschiff is a Danish film about a trip to Mars. Made in 1918 it was restored and re-released on DVD in 2006 by the Danish Film Institute
...One of our earliest, I think.


Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)


Monday, 11 September 2017

Lego - Build the Future advert (2017)

Lego's Build the Future print campaign, as designed by Ogilvy Thailand, is very cool, visually striking and probably inspirational to boot.  As such, I'll show you the two none Spaceman images as well because I'm kind like that.