All Spaced Out: Classic Film Photo Quiz, Nov. 2018 Edition, Vol. 109876543210
With the idea of a Space Force looming within striking distance in the political ether (does this mean we can arm with ray guns with an NRA membership?), it seems like as good a time as any to look back with nostalgic fondness on all of those pioneers of space exploration as celebrated in the movies. Unfortunately, with calls for diversity and inclusion nibbling at the heels of Internet good taste (is that an oxymoron?), this would precipitate the inclusion of no good galactic rat fink Ming the Merciless if we wished to feature a photo of Flash Gordon. (Besides, in deference to our Millennial audience… all two… we didn’t want to present a film of such vintage that the characters might be mistaken for a couple of the Founding Fathers and thus create confusion and disappointment on any subsequent viewings of Hamilton.) So, with this in mind (what?), we present this month’s edition of America’s most stubborn advocate for humankind to reach for the stars and dare Gort to cross Obama’s red line, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by the makers of that most harmonious snack food taken with Tang, SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast astro-candy. In this edition we present twenty five images of movie astronauts fully garbed in the most fashionable space wear NASA (or whatever unnamed foreign agency, whose identities will- and should -remain anonymous pending a full Senate investigation) could scrape together in materials that are both breathable and vacuum sealed. (We could have saved a fortune in the budgets if they’d taken our suggestion of encasing our star voyagers in durable Saran Wrap, but I digress…) It is your task to identify all twenty five films and tell us about it. (This ain’t rocket science.) The first to plant their flag on the Undiscovered Country of twenty five correct answers will receive the heavyweight but weightless CSR Culture Shock Award. God speed, John Glenn!