drb
logo
Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | cool ads | funny | food | futurism | gadgets | russia | japan
military | music | nature | photo | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird



"QUANTUM SHOT" #369
link



Also Read Ladies & Robots

Some of them are able to send us into outer space with joy

A woman may have been created from Adam's rib down on planet Earth, but her charms will certainly follow man into outer space, making her the most utterly irresistible creature in this Galaxy and beyond (some alien monstrosities may disagree).

Looking toward a wonderful bit of Valentine's romance, we just can't help but celebrate the cosmological curves and stellar eyelashes that some (retro) future ladies possess. May we all live long and prosper with the beauties like these:









(image credit: Gabrielle Drake, UFOseries)



(art by Al Moore)


Barbarella,
- definitely from the French corner of the Universe


Jane Fonda playing Barbarella in the 1968 movie of the same title seems equally comfortable and enchanting in furs, as well as in spacesuits (and out of them, we have to add, fondly remembering the movie's opening scene). This feline barbarian purrs from the screen in a typical French fashion, amid French-designed sets and psychedelic decorations.

The plot and movie dialogues are mind-numbingly cheesy & primitive, yet nobody seems to mind: the viewers did not care much in the 60s and most don't care to dissect it critically today. Like they say, "this movie has a cult following".

Here is why:





(art by Robert McGinnis)






(art by Boris Vallejo)





























Some cool music connections:
David Gilmour (of the future Pink Floyd fame) participated in recording the film's original score.

The film's scientist character inspired the 80s famous group to call themselves Duran Duran.




The Great Tyrant in the movie calls her "Pretty-pretty", as in "So, my pretty-pretty; we meet again." That line should've been in Austin Powers, for sure.




Interesting design sets:






"That thing you do!" -







There are rumors of Kate Beckinsale being approached for the big-budget remake of Barbarella. Hopefully, they are going to use French designers for the movie's look, too.


Honorable mentions

This section will be expanded. Please send us the movies & actresses worth mentioning.

"The Green Slime" 1968 movie:




More from the 1970 "UFO" British TV science fiction series:
















(image credit: UFOseries)


German 1966 TV show "Raumpatrouille Orion" ("Space Patrol Orion") -




Russian movie "Bolshoe Kosmicheskoe Puteshestvie" 1974
("Grand Space Voyage") with Mila Berlinskaya as a teenage astronaut:



Listen to a very groovy song (written by Alexey Rybnikov) from this movie here.


Modern-style space girl, drawn by the extremely talented artist Juan Gimenez:


(image credit: Juan Gimenez)


We will continue to highlight the glamour of the space-ways; in our next issue we will show the most interesting female characters in fantastic pulp fiction magazines.

Do not miss another article about "Lovely Ladies of Yesteryear" here and here

CONTINUE TO "SURPRISED ASTRONAUTS" ->

"StumbleUpon" this page

Permanent Link...
Category: Art,Vintage
Related Posts: Ladies & Robots, Lovely Ladies of Yesteryear, Cars & Girls

Dark Roasted Blend's Photography Gear Picks:




RECENT ARTICLES:

Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

DRB Feel-Good Issue #33

Loads of cool and rare imagery

Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.



YOUR COMMENTS::


18 Comments:

Blogger TJ Dimacali said...

My favorite line from Barbarella:

"Angels don't make love... Angels ARE Love!"

___  
Blogger Stealthy Dachshund said...

I nominate CQ:

It's a bit quantum, as it's a movie about a babe-in-space movie, but it is worthy nonetheless

http://imdb.com/title/tt0254199/

___  
Blogger racetraitor said...

When I was young, I discovered a stack of Playboys from the '60s in my uncle's old room in my grandmother's basement. One of them had a pictorial of the set of Barbarella you would've loved.
http://www.dtmagazine.com/cmopg1924/pb368.html

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see some screen shots of the fantastic outfits from "The Third Element", especially the air/space line hostesses!

___  
Anonymous Piman25 said...

Thanks for the UFO pics. Great show, with some very attractive space ladies: Gabrielle Drake, Ayshea, Wanda Ventham, Delores Mantez and Antonia Ellis.

Also don't forget Christine Kochanski in Red Dwarf and many Doctor Who companions and Star Trek and... I just exposed myself for the ubernerd I am.

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu forgot to mention that Barbarella has an amazing title sequence where Jane Fonda strips and the letters from the titles dance to cover up her lady bits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH8snUjAAUE

___  
Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Ubernerds rule the Earth

___  
Anonymous Piman25 said...

Avi, you are right. We do rule the earth and rightly so!

Thanks again for your great website. A day is not complete without my Dark Roasted Blend.

___  
Blogger NickJones said...

Anonymous, do you mean The FIFTH Element?

___  
Anonymous TELEVISION SPY ★ said...

what about nova from planet of the apes?

___  
Blogger DavieB. said...

The Remake has Rose McGowan playing Barbarella and is being directed by Robert Rodriguez. Just thought you would appreciate the Info.

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you can't forget Marta Kristen from the original Lost in Space: http://www.martakristen.com/marta/gallery/marta_68.jpg

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was young, I discovered a stack of Playboys from the '60s in my uncle's old room in my grandmother's basement. One of them had a pictorial of the set of Barbarella you would've loved.
http://www.dtmagazine.com/cmopg1924/pb368.html

___  
Blogger Trav28 said...

Superb post, a subject after my own heart.

___  
Blogger Tapier said...

A wonderful post and a very choice pictures.
I kind of miss the past now...

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Star Trek or Lost in Space?

___  
Blogger Bishop said...

I restored the movie poster illustration for "The green slime",(art by Victor Livoti) from a very good copy in Heritage Auctions (ha.com). The restored copy is here: http://labalsadelanostromo.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/la-astronauta-pop/ Greetings!!! :)

___  
Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Bishop. Great restoration!

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office




READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:


World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase


Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level


Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!


Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"


Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties


Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline


The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island


Videophones from the Future Past

Skype? Smartphone? Google Hangouts?

The Best of DRB in 2014

Weird & Wonderful 2014 Overview


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

Link Lattes
Feel-Good &
Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird | abandoned


























Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird















Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Naples Audubon Homes For Sale -friendly.