Thursday, January 07, 2016

Spaceships of the: 1960s


It was the 1960s and that meant, in terms of spaceships -- rocket ship fins and flying saucers for everyone!

Those two concepts (rockets and saucers) began to fall out of favor as the decade ended, thanks in large part to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), which adopted a more utilitarian-seeming aesthetic.

This was also the era that first introduced the starship Enterprise, a ship whose design has remained largely the same despite letters (A, B, C, D, E, NX-1) signifying different models.

How many do you recognize?

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Fireball XL5.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Thunderbird 3.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: First Spaceship on Venus.

Not Identified.

Identified by Nicolas Lemarignier: Gorath.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Lost in Space.

Identified by Nicolas Lemarignier: Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet.

Identified by Nicolas Lemarignier: Monster Zero.
Identified by Pierre Fontain: Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Star Trek.
Identified by Pierre Fontaine: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Planet of the Apes.


Not Identified.


Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Moon Zero Two.


Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.


Identified by SGB: Planet of the Vampires

Identified by Pierre Fontaine: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.

8 comments:

  1. Ooohhh! Spaceships...a favorite topic of mine!

    1. Fireball XL5
    2. Thunderbird 3
    3. First Spaceship to Venus: Cosmostrator
    6. Robinson Crusoe On Mars: Martian Ships
    7. Lost In Space: Jupiter 2 and Refueling Station - Wild Adventure
    10: Doctor Who and The Dalek Invasion Of Earth (Peter Cushing feature film): Dalek Ship
    11: Star Trek: USS Enterprise
    12. 2001:A Space Odyssey - USS Discovery
    13. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Pan Am Shuttle
    14. Planet Of The Apes - Icarus
    16. Moon Zero Two
    17. Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (aka Doppelganger)
    19. Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (aka Doppelganger)

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    1. Well-done, Pierre! Awesome identifications! Superb job, my friend!

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  2. 5 - Gorath
    8 - voyage to the prehistoric planet
    9 - Godzilla versus Monster Zero

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    1. Excellent job, Nicolas! Well done!

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  3. John love these spaceship topics!
    Excellent answers. :)

    SGB

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    1. I love these spaceships too, my friend. Classic!

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  4. #18 Planet of the Vampires(1965)

    I remembered this one. I believe this film inspired a bit of Alien(1979).

    SGB

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    1. SGB: Outstanding! Yes, Planet of the Vampires, I think, was a key influence on Alien. Great job, my friend.

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