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carl walker
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posted 09-16-2011 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone caught any good stills of the "Apollo 18" movie patch, or have any artwork? I tried writing to the film company to see if they had any plans or promo items, but not heard.

p51
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posted 09-16-2011 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know someone who works with companies who make stuff like that for secondary market, and he looked into it, and found they have no plans on making anything with the insignia. Crying shame, I thought the patch design looked good and would have bought one, myself.

I have seen on eBay someone makes the Apollo 18 patch for the Michener "Space" series from the 1980s. Look here under "Space TV series".

Something about Apollo 18 that always makes for a dead crew in fiction. The play "Darkside" about Apollo 18 had a nice patch design as well, would have liked to get a patch from that as well.

carl walker
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posted 09-17-2011 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, yes the Griffin-Stone patch is nice, and from snatches of Apollo 18 (movie) that I've seen the design looks like it could be similar (going to see it tonight, so will report back!).

For the Michener's Space patch at the link, it doesn't look an original (which was produced by Stewart Aviation, UK, for the TV show) so is this produced with copyright permission?

p51
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posted 09-18-2011 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by carl walker:
...so is this produced with copyright permission?
No idea, I sort of doubt it. I'd bet if you approached these people they might already be working on a embroidered version of the new 18 patch from this movie...

p51
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posted 02-14-2012 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was bidding on a production-made embroidered patch from the company that made the movie (complete with call sheet and a parking pass for the studio in Vancouver), but someone apparently from Europe had much deeper pockets, dang it. It went for over 60 bucks, more than I was willing to spend. But it IS now a known fact that they did make embroidered patches for the crew. I’d love to have one of these, it looks really nice.

KAPTEC
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posted 02-15-2012 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It reminds me an old very well known Apollo 18 patch from a previous production... (Yes, Darkside). Only tilt your head a little to the right. (Oh yes again! the LM is a new added...)

x15gal
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posted 02-15-2012 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for x15gal   Click Here to Email x15gal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're absolutely right. Sure looks like they borrowed the main design from my Darkside patch. Guess I should be honored.

p51
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posted 02-15-2012 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

You should ask where your royalty check is! I wish I'd gotten one of those patches but they came and went long before I knew they existed. It would be cool to have three patches for a mission that never took place (all of which ended badly). Goodness knows your design was a lot better than the downright awful one for the TV series, “Space.” Man, what a bad design!

Space Emblem Art
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posted 02-15-2012 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's too bad the LM on that embroidered patch is so poorly detailed.

KAPTEC
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posted 02-16-2012 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michelle, your Apollo 18 was simply, clear and nice... a good thing to inspire others. And time gave me the reason.

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