Destination Moon – 1950

August 21, 2009

It’s pretty amazing what you can buy on Amazon for $3. Destination Moon is one of those great finds. It’s one of the first space exploration movies that took into consideration the prospect, technology, and problems of space travel (Fritz Lang’s “Frau Im Mond” also attempted this in 1929 although little was know about feasible space travel.) The film was produced by George Pál, who later produced “When Worlds Collide”, “The War of the Worlds”, and “The Time Machine”. The film won the Academy Award for best visual effects in 1950!

I even found some great stills in the LIFE photography archive! The vision of space suits in the future is AWESOME!

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I found this amazing 1950’s Spanish Sci-Fi Novel group on Flickr.  I love these illustrations!  My favorites are below.

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La Jetee – 1962

February 15, 2009

La Jetee is a Frence black and white short science fiction film by Chris Marker from 1962.  The film is constructed entirely of still images and tells a tale of love during a post nuclear war experiment in time travel.   The short movie in it’s entirety below is dubbed in English; but it’s much better in Frence.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2009

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Vintage Sci-Fi Book Covers

February 1, 2009

I found all of these great old sci-fi book covers on “Found in Mom’s Basement”.  These are all really cool.

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