Alternate Universe airshow

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June 23 2010 10:00 AM

Alternate Universe airshow

Via SciFiWire comes this amazing series pictures from the SciFi Airshow. This is seriously cool geeky stuff.

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Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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Sigh. Beautiful. The gifted artist Bill George has created a huge series of pictures depicting real-life scenes with some of the best science fiction spaceships of all time. I suspect most of you out there haven't even heard of the old scifi series "Space:1999" -- it had a profound impact on my young self, and it spawned one of the most beautiful ships of all time: the Eagle. George has created a whole passel of Eagle images, and they're spectacular! He even has several hi-res versions you can download.

scifiairshow_hawkHe has shots of ships from "Battlestar Galactica", "2001", "Land of the Giants" (who remembers that show?), and "Star Trek". These are truly amazing photos he's put together, and if you're of a certain age I expect your heart will pang with what could've been.

I hope he puts out a lot more of these. My heart races when I watch rocket launches and space activity IRL, but it was these shows that excited and inspired me as a kid... and still do as a grownup. We need to dream, and seeing these dreams made real -- even if only in Photoshop -- is still compelling.



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