Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Kids Incorporated. (1984) ....where have I seen those space helmets before?

I previously blogged about this; Kids Incorporated - NASA Space Week (1984)
Which featured a Men into Space helmet & suit and four other unknown space helmets.  I suggested at the time that such items were too expensive for such a cheap show to manufacture themselves, therefore they would have been from somewhere else.  Well the mystery was solved quite quickly when blog followers; John Nowak came up with the answer, and the ever reliable Tim Armstrong gave his agreement.  So, until such times as we track down more of them, I present to you the first recycling of the 1965 to 1968 Lost in Space, Jupiter 2 space helmets.

1968 to 1984 is a lot of years so where else did they pop up?

Two were sold at auction in new colours so they've definitely been somewhere else in between times.  Lets go track them down and report back here with our findings.

Exhibit A and B below but that may just be the tip of the iceberg.


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Blake's 7 - Killer (1979)

Another of our irregular: "Not really a spacesuit but..". blog posts.
From the second series of Blake's 7, episode 7; Killer, are featured these ill considered outfits.  If I remember correctly - I worked through the box sets a couple of years back - these are not spacesuits but rather protective outfits worn by a Federation boarding party.

Now I'm not going to tell you they look like this fella...
...because that's sort of obvious but I might mention that they look very similar to these suits...
..from Come back Mrs Noah, (1978) blogged all the way back in December 2010.


Monday, 3 October 2016

Passangers (2016)

Passengers is an upcoming 2016 sci-fi thriller written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Morten Tyldum. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt and should be out and about for a good viewing at the end of the year..... And it looks sort of interesting.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Salvage 1 - Golden Orbit (1979)

There's two suits from this Salvage 1 two part story; The Golden Orbit.  There's the usual Vulture crew outfits as seen in a previous blog post and there is also that old favourite, the Men Into Space helmet and suit combo which has just been everywhere.

Images are not the best but good enough to recognise what we're looking at. I watched a few episodes back in the day but nothing really ever stuck in the memory.  Not a bad show it just didn't really have many directions to go in.

Thanks for the pointer Andy, another new one to me


Friday, 30 September 2016

Kids Incorporated - NASA Space Week (1984)

Well that was not nice but in order to get some images, I've just sat through far too many minutes of Kids Incorporated, episode 23 of the first season on the strength of a tip off from a blog follower. (cheers sir!  I would never have found it without your help)
And what we have is another appearance of the Men in Space helmet and suit. looking decidedly rough and aged I might add.
There are also some small, similar suits that look specially made up to me, although the helmets will clearly be from somewhere else because that's the expensive bit and there are 4 of them.
I had to research the show as we never had it over here and it all sounds embarrassing and painful so we probably shouldn't dwell on it any longer than it takes to share the episode's plot and then move along
"It's Space Week at The P*lace, and all the kids are writing to NASA in hopes of becoming the first kid in space. Gloria, however, is too scared."


Thursday, 29 September 2016

A Suitography of the "Windak" Spacesuits (1962 and onwards)

A work in progress

Further pictures and details to be added later but to better help you explore the blog, here is the second of our suitographies for the spacesuits with the more varied and interesting of CV's.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the mighty Windak - High altitude pressure suit and so much more.
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Windak Suits (1962)  Real Life
First Men in the Moon (1964)  Film
Doctor Who The Tenth Planet (1966)  TV Show
Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space (1968)  TV Show
Star Wars: A New Hope - Part 2 - (1977)  Film
Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  Film
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi (1983)  Film


A Suitography of the "Way... Way Out" Spacesuit (1966 and onwards)

A work in progress.

Below are the links to all the films, TV shows and other places you will find all or some part of the spacesuits originally featured in; Way... Way Out.
I'll update it when necessary and will hopefully also identify alterations, customisations and variations.  If you think you've found a new appearance not listed then let me know in the comments below.  Otherwise; Go explore the Suitography.

Way... Way Out (1966)  Film
The Green Hornet - Invasion from Outerspace (1967) TV Show
The Invaders - Moonshot (1967) TV Show
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Journey with Fear" (1967)  TV Show
In Like Flint (1967) Film
Get Smart – Pheasant Under Glass (1969)  TV Show
Future Blues by Canned Heat (1970)  Album cover
The Bob Hope Show (1971) TV Show
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)  Film
Star Wars: A New Hope - Part 2 - (1977)  Film
Warp Speed (1981)  Film
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) Film