Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend

You know that feeling when you're certain you've seen something somewhere before but you just cant place it? Its like an itch.  I get a lot of them doing this blog, when a particular space helmet looks familiar and I just can't recall where else I know it from.  Sometimes it takes years and then some friend of this blog casually says; "I think its the same helmet that features in The Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend."  And you want to face-palm, because you must only have watched that video a couple of dozen times, bought the album if featured on back in the day and from a band that was just about your local city's biggest musical export.  Thanks Richard, you are a salve and a star.

And what was the original helmets appearance you ask?  Well scroll down to find out.  There are a few cosmetic differences but its the ear grills that nail it.



 
 


That's right its the "looks like an alien but actually isn't suit" from Doppelganger AKA Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
 
Lovely.  What a find.
 
Now back to the Special AKA....
 
 
 
 
Steve 

Doppelganger - Original Concept (1969)

I was having a little wander around the internet, looking for some pictures for another post and stumbled across this....
Found courtesy of The Prop Gallery website, this is the original concept art by Derek Meddings  for the Spacesuit first used in the 1969 film Doppelganger, AKA; Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.  The art has long since been sold but go visit the website for a good look around.
 
 
I think that this is rather a special find for Say; Hello Spaceman, as its this suite in conjunction with the Moon Zero Two suit that first got me interested in tracking those spacesuits that feature in multiple media. And to think, it all started here beneath the pencil and paints of Derek Meddings, a man that designed so much of my childhood.  What a hero
 
 
Steve

Monday, 5 February 2018

Absolute Zero (2005)

IMDB says: A shift in the Earth's polarity plunges the equatorial regions of the planet into an ice age of -459 degrees Fahrenheit; a temperature so cold that energy and light doesn't exist.

Beyond that....you are on your own as it doesn't sound like something I'm going to rush out and watch.  Anyone that has seen it, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you thought.

 




Steve

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Space Mountain (1975)

Here's Mickey Mouse and Goofy at Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Florida.  The ride opened in January1975.

         


Cheers for the pointer Tim


Steve

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Behind the Scenes - A 12th Gallery

2001 A Space Odyssey  (1968)
 
Moontrap 1989
 
 The Quatermass Experiment 1953
 
Outer Limits - Moonstone 1964
 
Outer Limits - Moonstone 1964
 
 
Steve

Mickey Mouse Club: "Anything Can Happen Day" (1956)

Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmie Dodd ripping it up Spacesuit Stylee on Anything can Happen Day.


1956 is my best guess but its not my area of expertise so feel free to correct me Mouseketeers, until then follow the link and sing along



Cheers Bill, good obscure find there.

Happy New Year to you all.


Steve