At Film School Rejects, Catherine Stratton’s video essay “Fandor presents: Lady Lands” discusses films like Catwomen of the Moon, Fire Maidens of Outer Space and The Queen of Outer Space, in which there are planets of space ladies who seem in charge but are really waiting for earth […]
The Gutter’s own Carol infiltrates Teleport City‘s limits to contribute to TC’s Space: 1999 series with her piece on aliens and what big jerks they are. “Space: 1999 taught me two valuable lessons. The first is that space is depressing and best represented by the color taupe. The […]
At Slate, Corey S. Powell and Laure Gwen Shapiro write about a small sculpture placed on the moon by astronaut David Scott in 1971.
“As early as 1929 Kodak identified the potential for colour to affect the emotions. Whilst Kodak developed Sonochrome tints like Rose Doree to ‘quicken the respiration’ and Peachblow for ‘brief, joyous moments’, twenty years before, Méliès applied translucent aniline dyes to create spectacle and to provoke sensation in […]
A survey of maps of the moon since 1610. (via @hudsonette and @matthiasrascher)
A thorough and well-illustrated look at Soviet science fiction, from the 1920s through the 1980s. (via SF Signal)