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#1 a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Commander » Tue, 27 Nov 18, 07:19 am

Hey babe, ever heard of an oldie (1960) called First Spaceship on Venus. I found this on Youtube and watched it tonight.

It's a good one to pop a kettle of popcorn, get a 64 oz. Dr. Pepper and some juju beads and watch. :geek: especially if Ferryman is with you. He might find some interest in the first part of movie. It kinda goes along some parallel lines with some of your story line in a remote Siberian way. the chronology is off just a tad though, they get going in 1984.

Also, I just love the ship and wish I could get some clear screen shots of it to try and build it.
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#2 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Rocket Babe » Tue, 27 Nov 18, 19:28 pm

I had not heard of it before but found it interesting, and yes, there were a couple of similarities. :P

As for the ship, 8-) I have seen it before and I think we featured something very similar 4-5 years ago on Fire & Smoke. A Rocket Babe fan had built it as a kit bash and FLEW it as a cluster!!! You know how a clustered rocket gets me... excited :!: :!: :!: :o :D ;) :O~ Sorry, :oops: I kind of lost it for a moment. :) :) :)

Where was I... oh yes, sometimes I archive a copy of the more exotic submissions. As soon as I can get a few minutes I'll see if I still have at least a photo of the one I'm thinking of. I don't recall if it was 4 :) or 5 :D engines.

I'll let you know.
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#3 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Rocket Babe » Tue, 27 Nov 18, 21:39 pm

Ok, see what you think. I found the one we featured on Fire & Smoke. Not exactly the same but similar configuration with 5 engines :!: :~salud:

It was a kit bashed Estes V-2 built by Chas Haugen.

He added 4" to the length, and 4, 18mm pods. CLUSTER :!: :twisted: :D It can fly on a core 29mm mount orwith a core and 4 18mm outboards! :D :D :D

The 1st flight on an AT G64 was successful. :~salud: :USA:

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#4 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Rocket Babe » Tue, 27 Nov 18, 21:42 pm

I know I've seen that exact ship from the movie someplace before, as a kit or scratch built.

It will drive me crazy until I remember where . :clueless:

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#5 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Commander » Wed, 28 Nov 18, 02:00 am

Yes, the pilots are a nice touch. I had an idea for a space transport design, which would have a star-roof section over the passenger seating area. The main concern is finding a jumbo jet model with interior seating that I could use. I really wouldn't relish making fifty or more seats out of plastistruct by hand. :pukex2:
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#6 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Commander » Wed, 28 Nov 18, 06:46 am

It's interesting to note that this is a (East) German and Polish film from the late 50's, early 60's that got dubbed over and released in the USA a couple of years later. The idea with the crew, even in the original "communist version" (if you will), being of a multi-national make up is interesting.

The original title of the movie was Der Schweigende Stern which translates by Google into The Silent Star.
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#7 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Rocket Babe » Wed, 28 Nov 18, 13:53 pm

I noticed the crew make up right away and that was the most interesting/amazing part, aside from the robotic insects. Hard to fathom that crew concept from that country in that era. Seems Roddenberry wasn't the first with the idea of a global crew after all. Of course, I've always thought the idea of Spock on STNG going to Romulus in the episode, Reunification, a parody of East / West German as it was first broadcast about the time the wall fell. If not, it's a heck of a co-incidence. 8-)

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#8 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by bernomatic » Wed, 28 Nov 18, 16:54 pm

Per a note on the IMDB.com
In the original German and Polish version, the spaceship was called the Kosmokrator. In the English dubbed version released as "First Spaceship on Venus," it is called the Cosmostrator.
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This film was based on Stanislaw Lem's 1951 novel "Astronauci" ("The Astronauts"). This was Lem's first novel and, to get is published, he had to insert some pro-communist elements. The pro-communist elements of the book contributed to the government's approval for this expensive and high- profile production by DEFA. The communist elements were minimized in the film.
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#9 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Trident » Fri, 30 Nov 18, 04:08 am

Cool V-2 bash. I assume it’s on the washer because you were doing it’s laundry? 😀
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#10 Re: a Rocket Babe watch

Post by Rocket Babe » Fri, 30 Nov 18, 13:15 pm

Hey Lee!

The V-2 bash belongs to Chas Haugen, we just featured it on our website a while back. If he's like us, models are all over the place at times. I tend to jump in and work on or photograph stuff where ever I find 10 inches of space. ;)

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