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It’s Not Going to Clean Itself

Posted by Dirck on 27 August, 2021

I am a big fan of the sort-of-dull exploratory science fiction films from the very dawn of the space age, like Destination Moon (which is not the same at the Tintin adventure of the same name, but the storylines are remarkably similar). Just about my favourite, though, is Conquest of Space. That one was somewhat based upon the Chesley Bonestell images in a book of the same name written by Willy Ley, a German rocket enthusiast who got out of Germany before the war and thus had less practical experience and fewer potential war crimes.


The plot of Conquest of Space was an mildly utopian and extremely mechanistic description of an expedition to Mars. It’s great. And today’s film pokes some of the same buttons.

I suppose naming the ship Bradbury would be a little too on the nose. I think I might have gone with Burroughs, for a laugh.

Today’s pen: TWSBI Diamond 580 ALR
Today’s ink: TWSBI Royal Purple

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