Thursday, 18 May 2017

Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

One off special of the Blackadder comedy series, sees a future version of Blackadder in a battle armour space suit.
I'm going to judgement call the spacesuit element due to the corrugated air hose attached to the helmet.
 
 
Steve

Monday, 15 May 2017

Doctor Who Oxygen (2017)

Not just a story that features spacesuits but a story that is actually about spacesuits.  A wonderful episode from the new season, which has so far knocked the ball out of the park, every single week.
And that's all I'm going to say because I wouldn't want to spoil the episode for any that haven't yet watched it.



Lovely

Steve

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Galaxy of Horrors (2017)

Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly ...stuff!







This looks interesting enough.  Like any anthology, its going to be a mixed bag but the trailer is  online and promises a few thrills along the way.
 
 
Steve

The Last Scout (2017)

After the earth is destroyed by war, a scout team of astronauts searches the universe for an inhabitable place to save the human race



 
Also had some naff reviews but oddly, I quite fancy this one.


Steve

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Moontrap: Target Earth (2017)


A long forgotten ancient spacecraft discovered on Earth. Investigations carried out by Scout transport her to the moon whereupon she meets the impressive machines preserving the wisdom of that long lost civilization
 


 
A sequel to the decades old Moontrap, of which I recall almost next to nothing and have little desire to revisit.  Reviews for this are poor.  Has anyone fond memories of the original or even fondness for this revisit? Let me know in the comments below.

Steve

Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Rift (2016)






An American military satellite crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of US and Serbian agents are dispatched to secure the remains of the satellite, but when they locate the crash site all is not as it seems
 
 
Steve

Operation Avalanche (2016)

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history
 




 
 
Steve

Monday, 24 April 2017

Deep Space Wombles (1998)

The Wombles in space, well who would have thought it!

I was raised on The Wombles, back in the early 1970s which looked pretty much like this but with all the characters voiced by the great Bernard Cribbins.  Consequently, watching bits of this episode online, with lots of new Wombles and lots of different actors doing the voices, well it all seemed a bit off and not quite right! There's cars, helicopters and rocket ships...its all so "modern!"

Still who am I to deny another generation the pleasure of those furry little litter pickers..... and I do enjoy a really obscure find for this blog.


...by the way, they don't really get into space, they just think they do.  A bit of a spoiler there but it makes me feel better to know The Clangers remain safe from discovery.


Steve

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Star Command (1996)

Star Command  is a 1996 made-for-TV film originally intended as a television pilot.  A little look of it online, will make it quite clear, quite quickly, just why it never got picked up.  It does, however, feature these which are quite nice and seem to be the same as the suits used in another TV movie of the 90's; Plymouth (1991)





Cheers for the find, Tim
Steve