Isn't this just an amazing bit of art work. I would have loved this model kit as a kid but alas I wasn't on the planet back when Revell first released it. Somebody should think to re-release it now and if they could sell it at 1965 prices I'ld be very happy.
In this short Spanish film by Javier Cillon, a Soviet space ship has crashed in West Germany. The only passenger is a cosmonaut chimpanzee who spreads a deadly virus all over the country. Its a black and white mockumentry that captures the 1950's style with aplomb. And that's about all you need to know really.
Another placeholder blog for yet another truly iconic suit design that has barely been covered in these here parts. We will be back this way soon and when we do they'll be multiple posts for all the pretty colours seen above as well as the silver version. We'll also take a look at the different backpack designs and track down the one that had a secret career beyond what Kubrick intended.
This is just a bit of a placeholder post because I haven't as of yet actually blogged on the Alien spacesuits and they are truly iconic. We'll be back this way just as soon as and with more words and pictures.
Something to consider between now and then is the possibility they these suits may have been inspired in part by the design of the Planeta Bur spacesuits. This was suggested by Madmyk in a recent comment and it's indeed food for thought. As an aside to that; I don't actually seem to be able to comment on my own blog at the moment so can't reply directly to such things however, your thoughts and opinions are always welcome so keep them coming and feel free to debate these issue amongst each other until I can sort this problem out and join back in.
Heavy Metal Magazine published an adaption of Outland beginning in June 1981.
Usually such things can be rather perfunctory and lacklustre affairs but this has art by the great Jim Steranko who knows a thing or two about rendering a spacesuit.
There is a marked difference between this and the film design because firstly Jim is like a god and can do whatever he pleases and secondly because, as you may have previously noticed, comic artists love a fishbowl helmet because it allows them the opportunity to convey facial expressions far more clearly.
It's time to post some more pictures from this Soviet cinematic feast for the eyes. I don't do multiple posts for many spacesuits but every time I see these I just want to share them again. Beautiful are they not. Enjoy again.