Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Time of the Hawk, Part 1 (1981)

Same helmet as previously featured in the TV show although the suit seems a little different in this season 2 opener.


Steve

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Afronauts (2014)

 
Interesting sounding short film.  Go here to learn more. http://powderroomfilms.com/film/afronauts/
 
 
Steve

Storm Catcher (1999)

Not seen this but from what I've read I think these are high altitude flight suits as featured in this Dolph Lundgren film; Storm Catcher. Later on though, they intermingle with the spacesuits from Soldier (1998) for varied Firefly (2002) appearances and then and go on to appear in Start Trek Voyager in their new hybrid form.  I do like it when a couple of different suits come together to make a 3rd variant, although it does make it hard to catalogue. It happened with the Moon Zero Two and the Doppelganger spacesuits



Steve

A Suitography of the "Soldier" Spacesuits (1998 and onwards)

A modest start but you know there has to be more appearances of this suit out there
Soldier (1998)
Star Trek Voyager - Blink of an Eye (2000)  (Helmet)
Firefly (2002) (Helmet and Suit but separate)

See also Storm Catcher (1999) for origin of the yellow suit



Steve

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sargasso by Edwin Corley (1978) Cover by Paul Alexander

Originally published the previous year, this is the cover for the 1978 paperback edition with art by Paul Alexander
Its a very striking and captivating image, to see an astronaut at the bottom of the ocean, and although you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this one does scream pick me up and read me

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Star Trek Voyager - Blink of an Eye (2000)

Voyager goes to investigate an M-class planet, discovering it is out of temporal sync with the surrounding galaxy. On this planet, time passes extremely rapidly compared to the rest of space. Voyager becomes trapped in the planet's gravitational field and is stuck....
 
 


I gave up on Star Trek Voyager long before this episode so thanks to Tim for pointing me towards it.  It actually looks quite interesting.
 
Update: Helmets are from Soldier (1998) and suits are from Storm Catcher (1999) - thanks you Chris
 
 
Steve

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Alien: Covenant (2017) ...The other space suit

I could write words and put pictures like this up....
But really you should just go and watch this.......


And get it all from Mr Savage himself.


Steve

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

Just back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and thought I would post this cheeky little Stan Lee cameo.
 
 
Excelsior true believers!


Steve

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Doctor Who - Empress of Mars (2017)

We already had a glimpse of the first spacesuit in this story back in the season teaser trailer.  Having watched the actual episode; Empress of Mars tonight, we see that it features two variations of a second spacesuit - this one being a steam punk treat.

 





A cracking romp of an episode.  Beyond that I'll say little more for fear of spoiling it for those that have not yet had the pleasure. - enjoy


Steve

Monday, 5 June 2017

Entity (2014)

I believe this is the original short film that goes on to appear as part of the Galaxy of Horrors anthology.  Either way I like this artwork.


Steve

Break Free - Ariana Grande (2014)

Another homage to Barbarella.  This time its Break Free by Ariana Grande.  It's not really my kind of thing but feel free to go look in the usual places if you want to enjoy the tune and watch the full video.


 


Steve

From Moscow to Mars - Erasure (2017)

Nice retro look for this CD Box set


Steve

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Not seen it so I don't know if all the negative reviews I'm hearing are deserved.  One for DVD home viewing, I think, and then only when its cheap. Until then; feel free to share your thoughts and reviews in the comment's below.


Steve

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