All Spaced Out: Classic Film Photo Quiz, Nov. 2018 Edition, Vol.109876543210

astro27    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… allastrogif 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!


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14 Responses to All Spaced Out: Classic Film Photo Quiz, Nov. 2018 Edition, Vol.109876543210

  1. Alex Good says:

    The only thing I can add to Pete’s list is (5) which is Planet of the Vampires. And I only remember that because those were the coolest spacesuits ever.

  2. beetleypete says:

    OK. Luckily, I did watch a lot of those old space films back in the day.

    1) Interstellar
    2) Robinson Crusoe on Mars. (Saw that at the cinema)
    3) Nope.
    4) Destination Moon.
    5) Nope.
    6) Marooned. (Gene Hackman was in that one.)
    7) Moon Zero Two. (Awful!)
    8) It! (I recognised Marshall Thompson, and looked up the title. I’m not claiming this as a right answer as I am not even sure the title is correct.)
    9) Passengers. (Didn’t care for it)
    10) Outland. (Great film. High Noon in space)
    11) Nope.
    12) Apollo 13.
    13) 2010.
    14) Nope.
    15) Life.,
    16) Gravity.
    17) Dark Star. (Great John Carpenter film.)
    18) Spaceways. (The only reason I know this is because I read about it in a Hammer Films book. I haven’t seen it.)
    19) I recall this being about some sort of nudist camp in outer space, but that’s it.
    20) The Right Stuff.
    21) Nope.
    22) This might be Seventh Planet. Not sure.
    23) The First men In The Moon. (I spotted Lionel Jeffries)
    24) A guess at Moonraker.
    25) The Martian. (Saw that recently.)

    So, five nopes, one not claimed, three guesses.
    A possible 16/25, if you allow the one I read about in a book.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Devilishly tricky, with all those space helmets! This will take some thought.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Mark Watson says:

    Reblogged this on The Delegation Guy and commented:
    Chandler, he was Don Knotts, a reluctant television and film humorist who had appeared in 4 Disney Enterprises films.

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