Whilst looking for sci-fi covers I came across this lovely Finnish site about Sci-Fi comics. I particularly love the author's childhood comic covers, which have a look of the gorgeous coloured pencil drawings of JRR Tolkien. Of course our very own Bill Wotan B made fab childhood drawings of his favourite spacex toys, which would have made great comic covers.
Blog reader Gerry D has kindly brought to my attention some very exciting news, which has appeared on BLIMEY! Lew Stringer's excellent comics blog.
Lew has announced that Project SWORD will be print AGAIN! Yes, Project SWORD will return as part of a one-off Limited edition TV21 special included in a Blue-Ray set by Network 'Filmed In Supermarionation'.
If I have understood it correctly, the strip, along with many more Anderson shows, will be NEW, written by a modern writer! Wow! Let's hope it comes off.
Check out Lew's scoop here on BLIMEY! and the actual Press Release from NETWORK.
As a post script to the Konami Lunar Carrier I found this feature in the 1980 Dan Dare annual featuring drawings of real prototype aircraft and the designs did remind me of the SHADO Lunar Carrier. I wonder if Derek Meddings had seen pictures of these exotic looking craft when he designed the Carrier. What do you think?
With all the sealed
boxes looking exactly the same what you’d find inside was down to pot luck, and
according to the UFO series page with the chances of getting a Carrier was one
In the TV series the Lunar Carrier (or Moon Transporter as
it’s described in the UFO annual) is the lifting body used to take the Lunar
Module up to the edge of space, whereupon the Module is released to continue its
journey to the Moon, while the Carrier returns to Earth.
This concept art by Derek Meddings shows that there were few
differences between Derek’s original design and the finished studio model.
Like its TV counterpart, the Konami Carrier has a tiny
detachable Lunar Module.
Well, the Summer break is here at last. School's out and the living is easy. Let's hope so anyway [you can tell I'm getting old, I'm worrying already!]
Drawing inspiration from Bill's recent troll portrait, I saw this little troll in a meadow on Etsy and it reminded me that Me and Missus Moonbase will be visiting Switzerland soon and more precisely the small mountain town of Wengen.
It's funny, I only really know Switzerland from films; the Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood and On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby I think. I've read about the James Bond breakfast that's available in a mountain top rotating restaurant, which is a must! Are there any more film connections in Switzerland that you know of readers?
What luck! I've been spring cleaning my inbox and found these pictures of 'my' red motorbike but this time in yellow and boxed, kindly sent in some time ago by Cory Gurman of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Thanks a lot Cory! I once thought this might be JR Toys but this and my own example do not have a makers mark, although they do have the same model number, 303. Can anyone make out the date on the post mark and does anyone else have this toy?