Category: Movies & TV

She Lives Desperate - A pandemic story

After the pandemic, most have received their vacancies but not everyone is doing so well. The world may be back on track, but for Esmeralda things just took a turn for the worse, or not.…

Great design, poor print

I used Tinkercad to make my latest Retro-design rocketship. The forward-swept wings, the thick fin-root nacelles, the pointy nose and the long cockpit canopy are reminiscent of the American space race design phase following the launch of Sputnick by…

American movie spaceships of the 30's

While American rocket science pioneer Robert Goddart was busy experimenting with real rockets, the popular newspaper comic pages was serializing the exploits of space buccaneers like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. The 30's is one of my favorite…

Rosey Jetson had a boyfriend - Mac

You can't really do classic and vintage SciFi robots it due service without remembering Rosey Jetson. Voiced by Jean Vander Pyl, the same actress who voiced Wilma Flintstone, she was actually characterized as a obsolete XB-500 robot who found a home…

Starter Robots...

Gort, B9 and Robbie. These are the iconic 'scifi starter robots'. Except for the 60's B9 from Lost in Space, Gort and Robbie are products of the 50's - a time where science was truly understood by only a handful of academics and seriously…

RIP Huey & Louie

Silent Running made me sad. I was sad when HAL9000 was shut down too, but the loss of Louie outside the ship, and with Lowell detonating the nuclear charges, destroying the Valley Forge, losing Huey in the process makes me sadder. At least HAL9000…

M4 - One ugly Star Trek robot

In the 1969 episode "Requiem for Methuselah", the crew of the Enterprise is struck with Rigellian fever, for which the only treatment is the mineral Ryetalyn. Kirk, Spock and Dr. McCoy beam down to the planet Holberg 917-G in search of the substance…