If anyone can pin a date on them or where they were used I would be most grateful and will of course update the blog accordingly.
Here's a interesting update following Michel Van's comment that the bottom images was used as the cover of Inherit The Stars by James P Hogan. Now this is curious because that's exactly what the image reminded me of when I first saw it...
...but I never once thought that the same book might have two such similar covers. However, there it is...
...the proof in the publishing. The first was by Darrell K Sweet which I had previously blogged as being from 1977 so I'm going to take a punt on that being the original as Michel Van dates the John Harris cover at 1989.....unless anyone knows different?
There's a lot more of Kelly Brook in this TV advert before we get to this point but I'd be hard pressed to justify showing those images in a blog that's meant to be about spacesuits. So we'll simply set the scene with Kelly about to welcome her boyfriend back aboard the old homestead.... Of course I'm assuming it's her boyfriend, it could be another girly under all that outer space clobber! Now there's a thought.
The Unilever's television advertising campaign featuring an astronauts and a lifeguard was promoting Axe and Lynx Apollo products. "Lifeguard”, aired originally during the 2013 Super Bowl and showed a woman being rescued from a shark by a heroic lifeguard. The chemistry borne of heroism is then totally lost when an astronaut wanders down the beach.
The campaign; “Nothing beats an astronaut” was linked with a contest to win a trip into space. No really! “Leave a man. Come back a hero” Damn me if I'm not off to the store to get me some of them smells
I quite like these very expensive adverts that cost more to make per minute than your average summer blockbuster.
I quite like them because I can enjoy the pretty pictures and the artistry of the film makers and still remain for the most part oblivious to the product. This one is about how wonderful humanity is as symbolised by a car, apparently.
Channel 4 recently unveiled its latest conceptual marketing campaign for its ground-breaking new Live from Space season to be broadcast on Channel 4 next month.
Directed and produced by 4Creative, Channel 4’s multi-award winning creative agency, the TV trail launched on Wednesday 19th February across the Channel 4 portfolio – including E4, More4, Film4 and 4seven.
Chris Bovill and John Allison, Heads of 4Creative said: “We wanted to remind people how being an astronaut is the most dangerous, insane, rock 'n' roll job on the planet.”
Channel 4’s Live from Space season will feature three hi-spec shows from Arrow Media which deliver unprecedented access to NASA and get up close and personal with astronauts like never before.
Astronauts: Living In Space and Astronauts: Houston We Have A Problem will broadcast ahead of a major interactive TV event – Live from Space: Lap Of The Planet – featuring a live two-hour broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston as the ISS completes an entire orbit of the Earth.
All of which explains the rather lovely images which were viewed off of my TV this evening.
Just watched this for the first time today and have to say that I really liked it. It's not going to be everybody's cup of tea but for those of us that grew up watching 2001 and Silent Running, it's a reassuringly slow and thoughtful piece of sci-fi that will stay with you as you try to make sense of it all. For the record I agree with every quote on the poster above.
CQ is a 2001 film written and directed by Roman Coppola. It's a homage to 1960s European spy/sci-fi spoofs like Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik. Which is good enough for me and puts it very high on my to watch list.
And yes that's a space suit. Don't let the lack of science hold you back.