I spent the majority of my day today digging through vintage science fiction groups on Flickr, (as you do) and found a very cool archive of images from a time that seemed to have just a little bit more imagination and creativity. And because making random lists is one of my favourite things to do, here’s 10 reasons why vintage Hollywood sci-fi was just way more awesome…
1. Chicken Pie and Potatoes in tiny pill form (add a gravy pill for extra juiciness).
(No thanks, I’m full, I just couldn’t possibly have another chicken pie pill).
From Conquest Of Space, 1955 / [image link]
2. Movie Titles (they just don’t make ’em like they used to…)
Film poster from 1957 / [image link]
Film poster from 1963 / [image link]
This 1954 film was actually British / [image link]
3. The crazy, imaginative film sets (before green screen and special effects).
From Time Tunnel, 1956 / [image link]
A production drawing from Time Tunnel / [image link]
4. And for living up in space, they sure had fancy digs…
From 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, 1967
5. Aliens had a real homemade, ‘organic’ feel about them…
The Monster that Challenged the World, 1953 / [Image link]
20 million Miles to Earth, 1957 / [image link]
Killers from Space, 1954 / [image link]
6. Space Babes!
Jane Fonda in Barbarella, 1968 / [image link]
Planet of the Female Invaders, 1967 / [image link]
Missile to the Moon, 1958 (wrap party) / [image link]
Poster from 1958 / [image link]
7. Those cute little Laser Guns
A ‘blaster’ gun from Forbidden Planet, 1956 / [image link]
8. Space Fashion
Forbidden Planet, 1956 / [Image link]
Things to Come, 1936 / [image link]
Star Trek, 1957 / [image link]
Altaira from Forbidden Planet, 1956 / [image link]
Lost Planet Airmen, 1951 / [image link]
This Island Earth, 1955 / [image link]
9. This adults-only space movie, 1961
Includes such short stories as the one about a woman walking on the moon…
who sees a couple of aliens hanging out…
In her terrified state…
She decides to strip…
Screen stills via here / film poster image link.
10. This moment.
The 1966 set of Star Trek / [image link]
See more awesome vintage sci-fi in the archive of X-Ray Delta One
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