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posted 02-14-2012 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by carl walker:
Wow, where did you see that?
It was on eBay a couple of days ago, selling for $62. Accompanied by bits and pieces that tend to corroborate its movie set origins.

Incidentally, I wasn't a bidder. Patches from fictional missions aren't my thing.

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posted 02-14-2012 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doh! I was on ebay then, but not looking there obviously! Yes that looks convincing.
Cheers!

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I've been trolling for anything related to that movie and this was the first film crew grouping I’ve seen yet.

Film crew items often seem to be a little different from the production screen-used items (someone in this thread earlier pointed out my "Armageddon" crew patch looks different from the ones seen in the film, and I agree with that), so I wasn't surprised to see the names in a different order than the screen capture from the movie itself.

I've all but given up on someone making a replica of this patch, which is such a shame. It's overall one of the most authentic-looking movie mission patches I've ever seen, even though it's a ho-hum design (as also pointed out earlier, in comparison to REAL Apollo patches, but not the other fake movie ones).

The TV series, "Space" version of the Apollo 18 patch is not nearly as well executed.

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posted 04-11-2012 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches below were supposedly used in a 70s movie (though it could have been a TV production) but for the life of me I can't work out what it could have been.

Many sci-fi productions used readily-available embroidered NASA insignia and cheap-looking custom-made mission patches but these are rather nicely made in beta-cloth style material with velcro fixings on the back.

I suspect that the cS readership includes one or two keen sci-fi film fans so maybe someone can help identify which production these come from?


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posted 04-11-2012 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not exactly mission patches as such, but I thought I'd post them here anyway. I recently scored a screen-used "ISO" (International Space Organization) hat from the short-lived series, 'Defying Gravity':

I also have one of the astronaut candidate training suits from the show as well. I love the name of the character, "Santini," which probably is an homage to the Robert Duvall movie, "The Great Santini". There's the same ISO patch (but the compete one, note how it's different from the hat version) was well but no mission patch:

This is my screen-used USMC space fighter pilot's flight suit from the also short-lived FOX series, "Space: Above and Beyond" from a named character:

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posted 04-11-2012 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spaced out:
The patches below were supposedly used in a 70s movie (though it could have been a TV production) but for the life of me I can't work out what it could have been.
Thy are from the TV movie, "Earth II", ca. mid 1970s. The patch was the national flag of the orbiting space station/independent nation called Earth II.

The DVD is available from the Warner Archive.

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posted 04-11-2012 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a crew patch from the upcoming movie Europa.

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They are from the TV movie, "Earth II", ca. mid 1970s
Thanks Dave. I found some screenshots showing some of the cast (including Gary Lockwood) in Apollo-style EVA suits with these patches.

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posted 10-18-2012 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone now makes a pretty good Apollo 18 movie patch, which looks even better than the production crew one!

It's listed as APOLLO 18 - PATCH, item # NASA18. The same outfit regularly has them on eBay now, it would be easy to find there...

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posted 10-18-2012 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey thanks. Darn it, someone beat us to it. Nice job, but it's only 3.5 ins, and the moon is not as detailed as it could be. I think we could still do a closer replica.

By the way, can you drop your mailing address to me here. I have something you might be interested in.

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posted 10-18-2012 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 18 is of good quality in respect of embroidery, but not very faithful to the art of the original. This should be done again, and at 4 inches... but is there enough interest?

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posted 10-18-2012 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...but is there enough interest?
Perhaps a better question: is there a license?

Copyright on the insignia doesn't expire for at least another 94 years...

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Perhaps a better question: is there a license?
I really wonder if these sci-fi patch places even bother to ask for permission when they make these things. I know that fans often make patch copies and sell them to their friends, all under the radar. I'd bet that most of the sci-fi patch copies you see for sale are probably done without permission at all but I have no evidence to support it.

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posted 10-18-2012 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fair point, but for info, I have contacted the film producers/owners of one older movie (now transferred over to U.S.), and they were not in the slightest interested. I would still prefer permission to make a copy, even if not granted a license for commercial production (not my intention by the way). I did this in the 1980s with Gerry Anderson with regards a Space:1999 patch.

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posted 10-20-2012 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got to get me one of these perfect or not. I wish a Walker would have gone to the moon. Maybe in a parallel universe.

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posted 10-20-2012 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like. I take it you are of the Walker clan too!

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posted 10-20-2012 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, dogcrew5369 is an homage to the late Dave Walker, my namesake exactly, and his two dogcrew flights STS-53 and 69. What is funny is that my father once owned Redbones.

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posted 10-20-2012 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Got to get me one of these perfect or not. I wish a Walker would have gone to the moon. Maybe in a parallel universe.
I hear you there. I once looked at all the lists of past astronauts, hoping that someone with my last name (Bishop) had been on a mission somewhere and I could get the mission patch for a NASA jacket. No such luck, even though the last name isn't uncommon no Bishop has yet gotten into space (I tried to be the first but that dream died at the hands of a USAF flight surgeon friend who checked me out and found a few things that would keep me out of space).

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posted 10-21-2012 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I can't complain too much. At least there are a number of real patches with Walker on them. Thought about putting together a framed collection. I wouldn't put this Apollo 18 in with them. Even putting them on a jacket crossed my mind, but would end up cluttered with all the shuttle, ISS and Soyuz patches on it.

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I haven't read the complete thread, so I don't know if this one has been discussed already.

Caption of the photo:

Capt. Charles 'Pete' Conrad, moonwalker of Apollo 12 fame, makes his acting debut in 'Stowaway To The Moon', a two-hour special on CBS-TV Friday, January 10, 1975. Conrad plays a Walter Cronkite character in the 20th Century-Fox drama, which also stars Lloyd Bridges, Jeremy Slate, Morgan Paull and John Carradine.

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I once looked at all the lists of past astronauts, hoping that someone with my last name (Bishop) had been on a mission somewhere and I could get the mission patch for a NASA jacket.
Let's not forget that strange guy on board the Sulaco with all those colonial marines who shared your surname. Doesn't he count?

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posted 10-29-2012 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Goldberg auctioned off two of the Stowaway patches, which is a better look at the color scheme.

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Let's not forget that strange guy on board the Sulaco with all those colonial marines who shared your surname. Doesn't he count?
Nah, as he never wore a uniform and there was no patch that had the names of the Marines. Yeah, I'm a huge fan of "Aliens" and not even for that reason!
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Goldberg auctioned off two of the Stowaway patches, which is a better look at the color scheme.
Thanks for the link, I found the movie on YouTube and watched it over the weekend (man, that kid was annoying and Pete Conrad's acting was far less impressive than his flight record), hadn't seen it since it first aired. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what that large blob was on the patch until I saw the link you posted!

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Just out of interest, was there a patch for the crew of the interstellar ship "Prometheus" in the eponymously titled movie? This the closest I found.

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"Family Matters" had an episode with Steve Urkel on board the shuttle Explorer. It must have been made without NASA's cooperation, as the PLT - the guy sitting on the right side, the viewer's left - wore what looked like a short sleeve shirt with an (I think fictional) "ILA" patch on the left breast (as opposed to a NASA meatball), colonel's insignia on both lapels (!) and an airborne tab and lightning bolt arrowhead (!!) on the left sleeve.

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posted 12-22-2012 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BBC's 1999 TV-documentary Space Odyssey: a voyage to the planets showed a nice winged horse "Pegasus" patch.

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posted 12-22-2012 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about the UK show, "Space Cadets"?

They had a mission patch but I have never seen a good version of it, I've only seen the show on YouTube...

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posted 07-27-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More patches from Defying Gravity (another patch featuring an astronaut Walker, jeez they get everywhere).

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More...[patches]... featuring an astronaut Walker, jeez they get everywhere).
Carl, maybe someone from your clan of Walkers should commission a "Luke Sky Walker, it is your destiny!" space patch.

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(another patch featuring an astronaut Walker, jeez they get everywhere)
I love it! Thanks Carl. Might have to try to get that one. And my wife once thought Luke would be a great name if we had a boy. I reminded her that he would be called Luke Skywalker the rest of his life. She dropped it.

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Just got one of the "Apollo 18" patches with the descending lunar module. It is a 4" patch with pretty good detail (although they could have done better with the LM legs) and made basically in the same embroidered style as the AB Emblem ones we are used to.

I liked the concept of the far side landing portrayal and so I bought one even though it's a fantasy item!

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posted 08-22-2013 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must admit it's a pretty good design, and whoever did the art had a feel for the time period, I think. It's easy for me to imagine this being a real Apollo patch in an alternate past where the program went to Apollo 20...

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posted 08-22-2013 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of the publicity photos from "Mission to Mars" shows some of the fictional emblems done as background art, including one with Musgrave and the Columbus and Jovian II patches.

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Has anyone seen the live-action Japanese movie, "Space Brothers"? At the end, the two brothers are walking out to the crew van and they pass a line of mission patch designs on a wall, each with different mission numbers, but they all have the exact same patch design on them.

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I thought you'd all get a kick out of a screen-used spacesuit from "Marooned" from a very well-heeled collector.

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posted 08-27-2013 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why does a 1969-used suit have a 1972 wrist checklist?

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posted 09-03-2013 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Via eBay (271268989357), a photo of Jerry O'Connell showing most of the Mars Recovery patch.

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I just found this, from the truly awful movie, "The Core" on Hilary Swank's NASA flight suit:


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