Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The ABC of Space (Independent Television Publications, 1969)

For all you lunartics. This annual is a spin-off from the much-loved UK TV show, Magpie. Bet you can't guess what 'A' is for. OK, but you probably wouldn't have guessed that 'V' is for, amongst other things, Velcro, yes, Velcro, of which there were 773 square inches on the floor of the 'Moonship' to provide footholds. Who said space travel is a waste of money? Without it, we'd never have Velcro straps or patches on jackets which, as I've found to my cost, are also great at ripping knitwear to for that, NASA. What happened to the Jet Shoes idea? And The Hopper? They look so futuristic in a Dan Dare kind of way.

Space Hopper

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