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  • #2347
    Paul Muller
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    Was watching passable 1981 sci-fi flick Outland the other day.

    Noticed that this

    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/roomwithaview86/outland-spacesuit.jpg

    bears more than a passing resemblance to this

    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/roomwithaview86/spacesuit.jpg

    It’s probably been pointed out on here before, but I thought it was quite funny.

    I like the giant hose inside the helmet as well, though it looks like it could take someone’s eye out.

    #80501
    Andrew
    Participant

    Good lord!

    #80502
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Bloody hell. Quite distinctive, isn’t it?

    #80503
    Baz
    Participant

    Recycling of props is quite common. As I recall the square panels of little lights on the walls of Starbug in Season 6 (possibly others) were from the walls of “Mother’s” interface chamber from Alien. They were either around when the set was built or picked up with a load of other set detailing, can’t recall. Ask Mike next time you see him.

    And if you watch the film “Ice Pirates”, count the number of old “Logan’s Run” tv series props they use, particularly the vehicles.

    #80506
    ChrisM
    Participant

    Yeah it makes sense really. Saves on money, and why make a new prop if it’s been made already? (As long as it’s not too obvious of course.) Kind of surprised that space suit was even noticed. One is white, the other is blue… and well… to me space suits tend to be rather samey anyway. (Not including Cat’s space suit with cufflinks in Series 2 of course!)

    I remember watching Firefly:The Train Job with commentary a while back. I was amused to hear someone mentioning they had actually swiped the outfits from Starship Troopers for the Alliance guards on the train. Funny thing is, in the change of setting it really did work.

    #80509
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    “Kind of surprised that space suit was even noticed. One is white, the other is blue? and well? to me space suits tend to be rather samey anyway.”

    I am slightly worried by the sheer scale of geekiness my find involved.

    #80510
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I’m impressed.

    #80511
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Tis a great find, Paul, well done!

    #80514
    Phil
    Participant

    I can’t really see the in-helmet hose in the propstore pic, but otherwise it looks very similar. I wonder…

    #80517
    Baz
    Participant

    Liked Outland. Got it on DVD. The whole “exploding in vacuum” thing is a bit silly, but otherwise a good cops in space film.

    Incidentally, was watching Labyrinth the other day and looking at the credits and noticed that Danny JJ was one of the voices of the Fireys. Hadn’t realised that.

    #80759
    Ridley
    Participant

    He’s the awesome one with the moustache/goatee combo

    And another one that doesn’t have enough facial hair.

    #80808
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    And on the extended mix on the soundtrack he gets his own little mini-rap.

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