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KSCartist
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posted 07-16-2010 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Space Emblem Art:
Hearing of that "Way, Way Out" movie makes me feel old.
  1. We are old - we're the generation that saw space exploration from the beginning.

  2. It's Jerry Lewis - of course it's corny. But don't tell me you wouldn't want to spend a year on the Moon with Connie Stevens.
I'll have to look into "The Reluctant Astronaut."

I'd love to see that Twilight Zone episode.

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posted 07-16-2010 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by carl walker:
Pilgrim was the mission from the movie Countdown, 1969, with James Caan and Bob Duvall.
If you look carefully at "Countdown" footage, they used the dual launches of Gemini 11 for their movie. Now look at the boarding shots and you will see Pete Conrad's nose, and the fact that the Pilgrim One patch is based on the GT-11 curved patch.

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posted 07-27-2010 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a "real" space patch appearing in a sci-fi production?

Sol is an upcoming indie film that looks like a cross between Stargate and Lord of the Flies. Here, at least, the Constellation program isn't dead...

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posted 07-28-2010 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slightly off topic, but watching this clip of "Sol" reminds me of the classic Robert Heinlein SF novel "Tunnel in the Sky" which would make a fantastic film.

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posted 07-28-2010 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Gilbert:
...watching this clip of "Sol" reminds me of the classic Robert Heinlein SF novel "Tunnel in the Sky" which would make a fantastic film.

Funny...I stumbled across that trailer on io9, and literally within minutes someone referenced Tunnel in the Sky in the comments

Back on topic, it's always a little kick for me when I spot "seen it before" patches and emblems in sci-fi shows. Just a few days ago, I was watching an episode of "The Outer Limits" (late-'90s version) set on a base on Mars, and among the emblems on the crew's jumpsuits was the STS-5 mission patch. Then there's patches that "migrate" from one production to another, like the Leonov joint mission patch from 2010 that Wash sported on his flight suit on "Firefly." Those are just a couple that come readily to mind...

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posted 08-04-2010 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a couple patches from Armageddon, such as the Freedom and Space Center Roughnecks patches. They were some high quality produced ones done about a year after the film came out. I don't recall anybody doing an Independence patch (at least not to the same high standard).

The Drax Enterprise Corporation patch from Moonraker has also been done. Given its similarity to the Rockwell logo, it is noteworthy, although the repos I've seen don't look so good.

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posted 08-04-2010 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did astronaut Anthony Nelson wear a patch in, "I Dream of Jeannie"? I remember watching at least one episode where he flew a Gemini style spacecraft.

Also did Steve Austin, "The Six Million Dollar Man" have a patch? I know he was an astronaut and I believe he walked on the moon.

Jay Chladek
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They never showed Steve Austin's moon walk in the original airing of the 6MDM pilot movie. What has aired in syndication used moonwalk footage filmed for the first episode of season 5 I believe. Launch footage was from "Rescue of Athena One" where he was placed into an Apollo capsule.

In the 2nd or 3rd 6MDM movie, Steve got smuggled into a building in a large case and when they opened it, he was wearing a jacket with practically all the Apollo patches on it, but they were the actual patches. I don't recall any fictional ones.

Only possible mission patch source I can think of in an episode would be from "Rescue of Athena One" where Steve had to go into orbit to dock with Skylab to rescue a trapped crew up there (starring his then wife Farah Fawcett Majors). Jules Bergman did a cameo in it. I don't recall specifically seeing a patch in it though.

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posted 08-04-2010 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know of only one episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" (Season 5 Ep. 17 "The Solid Gold Jeannie") where Tony, Roger and the third Apollo crew member wore a patch. The episode dealt with Jeannie "blinking" her way into the Quarantine quarters post flight.

The patch was a rounded square with a white background. I've watched the preview clip a few tmes to determine details.

As for Steve Austin, I looked up that episode; "Rescue of Athena One" and the only (crew) patch I see him wearing during the "mission" is an Apollo 13 patch.

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posted 08-07-2010 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" today and noticed their space patches in a much closer way.

If you've seen the "2001" patches currently available both the Clavius Base and Discovery "field of stars" patches are rather dinky, about 2.5 to 3 inches and poorly made. On mine and others I've seen for sale something always appears off-center.

In the movie, the Clavius Base patches on the space suits appear large, maybe 4 to 5 inches. Regarding the Discovery crew, their patch on their spacesuits is about the same 4 to 5 inches, with the jumpsuit size perhaps 3 inches.

Provided the sellers of this and the other "2001" and "2010" patches have legal permission to produce these, you'd think they'd do it right, the way someone in this forum would (with permission of course).

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posted 08-08-2010 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by robsouth:
Also did Steve Austin, "The Six Million Dollar Man" have a patch? I know he was an astronaut and I believe he walked on the moon.
Lee Majors' jacket in 6MDM features patches of Apollo 11, 16 on left chest, Apollo 8, NASA vector and Skylab project on left arm, Apollo 10 on right arm and Skylab 4 on right chest (in the book Cyborg, he was supposed to have been LMP on Apollo 17 before test flying the lifting bodies).

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posted 08-08-2010 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 12 also on lower front right.

(I remember all the kids in my street wanted one, this was a cool jacket... in the 70s!)

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posted 10-10-2010 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of my favorite fictional space patches come from 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Being this IS 2010 I haven't seen a peep about this great movie commemorating it this year. Anyone know of remakes of the patches worn by the US/USSR Leonov crew or a special edition of this movie?

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posted 01-01-2011 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
In the 2nd or 3rd 6MDM movie, Steve got smuggled into a building in a large case and when they opened it, he was wearing a jacket with practically all the Apollo patches on it, but they were the actual patches. I don't recall any fictional ones.

Probably this one.

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posted 09-27-2011 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is an old thread, but there is an entire community devoted to recreating sci-fi movie costumes and such. Many of the named patches here have been made several times over. You can troll eBay for many of them.

I found a several vendors who make all the "Armageddon" patches (even though people only recognize the 'Freedom' patch as Bruce Willis' character wore that patch and was well shown in the movie, I doubt anyone would recognize the 'Independence' once). I have a correct NASA royal blue flight suit that I'm going to put those patches on for Halloween. Heck, I saw a real NASA employee wearing a jacket with those patches on it, at JSC a few years ago.

These vendors already make a lot of this stuff: SciFiPatch and Patches 'N' Pins (I might get one of the "Salvage 1" patches I just saw there) and SciFiGeek.

The "Sci-fi-hero" forum is a good source for such things and people who make those patches often look there.

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posted 10-16-2011 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently found a decent scan of the "Deep Impact" mission patch, on a polo shirt:

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posted 11-03-2011 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have an image of the patch worn by the astronauts in the 1969 movie "Marooned"?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

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Here's a picture of the Marooned Iron Man 1 patch. This is a production patch used during filming. Also, here's a photo of the Iron Man 1 sticker on one of the film crew hardhats. I found the patch in a small embroidery shop in Melbourne, Florida, that did work for the movie's on-location filming and I've been collecting odds and ends from the film ever since.

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posted 11-03-2011 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MOL   Click Here to Email MOL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is another patch...

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Thanks James and MOL! I too collect items from this movie. (my favorite). However I don't have anything with the patch design on it. I could never tell exactly what it looked like in the movie. There never were any clear shots of it on their suits or on the PAO's coffee cup. I wish I had one. Thanks very much for the picture.

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posted 11-09-2011 04:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another possible patch candidate for this list would be the Churchill Halley mission patch from the SF horror film "Lifeforce". I believe I have a couple screen caps of it on my hard drive from the DVD.

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posted 11-21-2011 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I watched that on my cable on demand over the weekend to see if that patch shows up in any detail (yeah, that's the main reason I watched it, yeah... Anyone who's seen the movie knows why I was watching it) and there just was never a good shot of the patch that I could make out. Still, a British shuttle? I thought that was pretty silly when I heard that when it first came out and I was a kid.

I'd think there's got to be a website somewhere that mentions all the movie space missions.

I just scored a real "Messiah" crew shirt from "Deep Impact" and waiting for it to arrive. I’ll post photos here once I get it if anyone wants to see it.

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Ah, "Lifeforce"...LOL

I admit it, it's on my short list of "guilty pleasure" movies.

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posted 11-25-2011 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found my screen cap of the Churchill patch. Screen resolution is a little crappy, but it doesn't look like that hard of a patch to replicate as the shapes don't look too exotic, just a shuttle, the comet and Earth (no crew names either, just "Churchill, Halley's Comet" and four stars).

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I just got my production-made "Deep Impact" crew shirt. It'll go into my sci-fi movie collection even though I could wear the thing if I wanted to. It must be a backup one because I can tell it's never been worn.

Here is a screen shot of shirts just like it being worn:

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Was someone interested in an Armageddon patch? I saw one here, also a Michener Apollo 18 (reasonable copy).

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posted 01-05-2012 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just snagged a production-made Armageddon patch, on a crew jacket:

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posted 01-06-2012 06:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw Apollo 18 on DVD. Anyone seen that patch?

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posted 01-06-2012 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch would be way more enjoyable than the movie.

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Yes, I have a scan of it somewhere. Wouldn't mind it as a souvenir replica, if anyone has any ideas...

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The DVD has a good shot of it for a moment.

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posted 01-06-2012 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can you get this patch? With my surname Walker on it I have to have one! What's his first name in the movie?

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posted 01-06-2012 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Commander Nathan Walker... no relation, but snap!

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So far, nobody seems interested in making a copy but it has been discussed at the ‘sci fi hero’ website, where many reproduction movie patches have been made. Frankly, the patch design isn't all that awe-inspiring.

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Frankly, the patch design isn't all that awe-inspiring.
Not great for Apollo, but better than some sci-fi patches. Does at least look plausible as a mission patch. I'm sort of partial to the name on the left side of the patch no matter the design so I want one. Yeah, no Nathan in my family either.

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This would make quite an attractive embroidered patch, I think. I just wonder whether the side-inversed LM is intentional; a subtle hint this is not science fact...?

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I think the main colors resemble Apollo 17 from what I can tell. Maybe that is a tip of the hat to the actual last Apollo moon mission. Who knows.

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posted 01-10-2012 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by p51:
Just snagged a production-made Armageddon patch, on a crew jacket
Now THAT is a score. I thought the Independence patch had a red background though (Freedom's patch was blue). Still, that is the first up close image I've seen of the artwork (all I have in my book is a black and white image of it and a couple blurry images of it on the replica LES suits).

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posted 02-13-2012 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was bidding on a production made embroidered patch from the Apollo 18 production, but someone from Europe had much deeper pockets, dang it. But it IS a fact that they did make patches for the crew.

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posted 02-14-2012 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, where did you see that? Wasn't on ebay... And it wasn't my pockets!

What's the provenance on it being a production patch, it doesn't look very true to the movie artwork - even the crew names are transposed...


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