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Help on Moonraker patch

Sky1Driver

Alphans
Hello, all. I am a big fan of the spacesuit designs from 2001 and Moonraker and didn't know they were designed by the same person: Harry Lange.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has a clear picture of the insignia worn on the shoulder of the space Marines' spacesuit from MOONRAKER, they would be willing to share. I saw it once many, many years ago, but cannot find it again on the web. It kind of resembled the NASA "meatball".

Also, a new book is going to be released on Harry Lange's designs for 2001.
Here is the link on Amazon: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/2001-File-Landmark-Science-Fiction/dp/0957261020/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411750742&sr=1-1&keywords=the+2001+file[/ame]

If the book has been brought up in another post, I apologize.
 
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Steve Gerard

Alphans


I am still trying to find a close-up of the patch on his right shoulder. :think:
 

Sky1Driver

Alphans
Thanks for the help guys :) . It appears I might have to wait until a MOONRAKER Space Marine space suit comes up for auction to get a good shot of that patch (it appears items from the estate of the late Harry Lange are showing up for auction). I happened to find a screengrab from the film, and extrapolated on what it looks like. No idea what the writing on the borders hold. Until then...
Jon
 

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Sky1Driver

Alphans
update

Hi, guys.
Just a little update. I remembered the insignia was used in the film SUPERMAN II. There is a CU of it on the spacesuit of a moonwalking astronaut. It occurs just before Ursula (Sarah Douglas) rips it off the spacesuit. The wording might be different, but I doubt it. On the shoulder patch of the MOONRAKER spacesuits has a red stripe on the lower left side. But on the front of the helmets, and on the spacesuit Roger Moore wears in the publicity pics, its not there.
I found a high res screengrab of the SUPERMAN II patch and decided to post it for those who are interested. For those who are curious, the shot came from a website called movie-screencaps.
Jon
 

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Sky1Driver

Alphans
Just discovered someone auctioned off one of the Space Marine spacesuits (sans helmet and life support pack) from MOONRAKER on iCollector.com. There was a closeup of the shoulder patch of that insignia I was interested in.

It appears the insignia was definitely used in MOONRAKER and SUPERMAN 2. The big difference was the "Society For" was red striped out for the MOONRAKER version.

Since both films were in various state of production during this time at Pinewood, I believe the insignia was used in both films and because the insignia for MOONRAKER was not going to be seen in closeup, a simple red stripe was used to mark the difference in the two productions.

On a side note, I love the helmet design of the spacesuit. On the same auction website, there was a picture which shows the breathing holes for the stuntmen playing the astronauts were covered by the anti-glare visor.
 

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PoorMansJB

Alphans
Haven't visited in some time, decided to search Bond.
I am the winner of the Space Marine costume and happened to have scanned and rebuilt the logo.
Posting a JPEG but can provide the Illustrator file if requested.
 
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Sky1Driver

Alphans
Terrific! Thank you for doing this! You lucky devil, getting hold of the spacesuit. I wonder if a Space Marine helmet is around. I don't know why with all the props and miniatures created for the film, there are not more photos of them. I might contact you later for a higher res jpeg or the Illustrator file. I love collecting insignias from the Anderson/Meddings films. This one in particular because it was designed by Harry Lange, one of my all time favorite designers.
 
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