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Albums of Our Lives: Sound of Genesis’ Journey to the Moon

The Space Age drifted all around me: Major Matt Mason toys in various heroic poses on the basement floor, plastic red-and-blue rockets ascending and landing, the interstellar playing out under the pool table as astral 45s by Eumir Deodato (“Also Spake Zarathustra 2001”) and Vik Venus (“Moonflight”) revolve on the Bonomo family stereo.The latter was [...]
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Tom Hanks Wants To Be Your Space Doll [Major Matt Mason]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (6 years ago)

The craze for turning toys into movies may have reached some strange new peak, with the news that Universal plans to turn Major Matt Mason into a movie starring Tom Hanks. Mason, a Mattel toyline that ran from 1966 through to the ea... Read Post

Orion Spacecraft In Photos: Assembly, Flight, Splashdown, And Recovery

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 hours ago)

This December, Orion left for a 60,000 mile journey through space, to land at sea to be carried 600 miles back to shore, and finally went on a 2,500-mile road trip home. Here's the whole journey from construction through the flight ... Read Post

Moon Party with Major Matt Mason and Buddies, 1968 [Retro Futurism]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (7 years ago)

Cool outer space toys, rhyming copy ("He lives on the moon, we'll all be there soon..."), and a slightly homoerotic subtext (that Sgt. Storm in his... [[ This is a conten... Read Post

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