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  1. boatshewsd2

    This Day, 1999...

    :2c: :( ...Moonbase Alpha, Eagle 1...Moonbase Alpha, Eagle 1...Alpha, Eagle 1, do you copy?... Alpha, Eagle 1, do you copy?... Eagle 1 calling on all channels... This is Eagle 1, declaring Red Alert emergency - total loss of signal...Alpha, are you there? Can you answer me, Alpha? If you...
  2. boatshewsd2

    BREAKING: Champagne's All Gone Flat...

    :2c: :( Back in the proverbial day (quite aways back, in fact), I recall having to memorize (for some club or other) a limerick called Pink Champagne, part of which went something like this, "...I miss your kiss, your cigarettes; I miss your Pink Champagne..." It's pretty much all gone...
  3. boatshewsd2

    Hello, Comet Neowise!

    Has anyone else seen this yet? I haven't yet, but am hopeful of catching a glimpse. Here are some gorgeous photos of it - including from the International Space Station! :#: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/neowise-photos-comet-one-of-brightest-in-decades/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=93655614
  4. boatshewsd2

    *BREAKING* Moonbase Eternal: Suzanne Roquette

    :2c: :( Such sad news, to start off this Friday Morning (local). Andersonia social media is reporting news of the passing of Space:1999's Suzanne Roquette, Year One's Main Mission regular Tanya Alexander... She was the very first 1999 cast member I ever met (the only other would be Barry...
  5. boatshewsd2

    The Mercury Man...

    :2c: :( If you're a long-time American Andersonphile, like me, likely as not your first Anderson series was Supercar... And, as fond as I am of Space:1999 and Thunderbirds and all the rest that have found their way over here to my side of the water across the years, I think those of you who...
  6. boatshewsd2

    Passing of D C Fontana

    :2c: :( A trailblazer for women TV-SF writers :read:, across many years and as many realms - Star Trek and Babylon 5 being only two - Thank You, Dorothy Catherine... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/d-c-fontana-who-helped-shape-star-trek-its-first-n1095211
  7. boatshewsd2

    Transit of Mercury - LIVE!

    :2c: :#: :clap: Check this out: watch our little planetary neighbor, Mercury, as it transits across the face of our Sun today! Think of a tiny black marble, set against an enormous California orange. It's wonderful! Great coverage and commentary from our friends at Slooh, on YouTube...
  8. boatshewsd2

    Vive Felicette!

    :2c: This comes with a bit of rather interesting timing, seeing as we've just had the first all-female spacewalk up at the international Space Station! (At least they finally got the right spacesuits… :D) Back in the early-space-flight years of the '50s and '60s, various animals (dogs...
  9. boatshewsd2

    Walk On...

    :2c: :( Alas, yet another loss to that most unique of fraternities: news of the passing of pioneer Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50017409 ADD: An appreciation of Leonov's life and career...
  10. boatshewsd2

    BREAKING: Passing of Terrance Dicks

    :2c: :( Sad news, this Labor Day: legendary Doctor Who writer Terrance Dicks has passed away... https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49555763
  11. boatshewsd2

    Thunderbird 3, Re-Imagined...

    :2c: :idea: If you're a fan of the Gerry Anderson website, or receive (as I do) their wkly Saturday newsletter (or both), you may already have viewed this - if not, definitely recommended: An intriguing new vision for everyone's favorite Big Red Rocket! Enjoy... :yes...
  12. boatshewsd2

    Moonbase Eternal: Jeremy Kemp

    :2c: :( Hearing news of the recent passing of Jeremy Kemp, of 1999 Y1's Voyager's Return. Thanks to tryptych, for this information. (See his tribute under Seaview Eternal: David Hedison).
  13. boatshewsd2

    Seaview Eternal: David Hedison

    :2c: :( And yet another piece of the past slips away, with the news of the passing of actor David Hedison… While some of you may more readily recall his appearances in several James Bond films, those of us out here with *ahem* somewhat-longer memories remember him as Capt Lee Crane of the...
  14. boatshewsd2

    Moon Dances: 1969-2019

    :2c: All we saw, were the three of them; and yet, behind them, were so very many others - who got them out there, got them back home and, in between, kept them safe... Below, presented in random order, are then-and-now stories of some of them (note: some may contain third-party adverts). If...
  15. boatshewsd2

    Moonbase Eternal: Freddie Jones

    :2c: :( News today (Wed/10) of the recent passing of veteran actor Freddie Jones (Dr Charles Logan in 1999 Y2 episode Journey To Where)… https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48940202
  16. boatshewsd2

    A "Brains" Of His Day...

    :2c: Some time ago, I'd come across an article much like this one and first learned this gentleman's name. Now, with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, here he is again and I am so glad we can hear more about him... Percy Hobart was very much a visionary. His unconventional ideas...
  17. boatshewsd2

    BREAKING: Passing of Paul Darrow

    :2c: :( https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48501099
  18. boatshewsd2

    Remembering A Walk On The Wild Side...

    :2c: A very nice (and suitably out-of-this-world) birthday tribute to one of the pioneers... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-spacewalk-cosmonaut-alexey-leonov-wished-happy-birthday-iss-spacewalk-today-2019-05-29/
  19. boatshewsd2

    BREAKING: Farewell, Chewie...

    :2c: :( Just hearing, within this past hour, news of the recent passing of Peter Mayhew. Dear Chewbacca, farewell - be ever one with the Force... https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48142765?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story...
  20. boatshewsd2

    Remembrance: 1929-2019

    :2c: #CheersGerryAnderson Honored to raise a glass today, Sunday, to the champion of my childhood - on what would've been his 90th birthday. Pass it on... Cheers, Mr Anderson. Thank you, sir... :cheers:
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