Miss Tout

Miss Tout

Posted on 09/29/2010


Photo taken on September 29, 2010


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The Future Took Us

The Future Took Us
David Severn; Children's Book Club 1958
Set in Britain in 3000AD.

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Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy
Miss Magnolia Thunde…
Hmmm . . . I don't like the look of the two henchmen standing there with arms folded and evil intentions!

It does rather remind me somewhat of Lincoln's statue at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.
6 years ago.
Mr. Rubber Ducky
Mr. Rubber Ducky
I've noticed that many aliens speak with british accents.

The Sarah Jane Adventures, Farside, Doctor Who, etc, etc, etc. the aliens in them obviously learned english from transmissions from the BBC they intercepted in space.

At least Professor Quatermass didn't speak with a funny accent. Or at least in the first two movies he didn't. I figure that Bernie came over from the USA during WW2. And after the war, ended up getting a job for Whitehall working to help to advance the british rocketship program. The USA had von Braun, Britain had Quatermass.

Hmmph. How many remember today that if it hadn't been for Bernie's quick thinking and decisive actions, the Earth would be right now enslaved to alien blob monsters?

Well. let's just take a few moments and remember... Bernard Quatermass, Hero of Earth!
6 years ago.
Mr. Rubber Ducky
Mr. Rubber Ducky
What if aliens had learned to speak english from intercepted episodes of I Love Lucy?

Then they would speak like Ricky Ricardo, Lucy, and the Mertzes.
6 years ago.
Mr. Rubber Ducky
Mr. Rubber Ducky
Why was Bernie called "professor" as I don't recall him ever teaching in any classroom?
6 years ago.
Miss Tout
Miss Tout
Bernard - never 'Bernie', please - the very thought - would have moved on from one of the finer British universities long before he appeared on the television in the 50's. If you haven't already seen Quatermass and the Pit - a grainy black and white television series produced by the BBC in 1958, and available from Amazon along with other Quatermass series, you must do so - I hid behind the sofa every time it was on and still find it scary, 55 years later - fantastic aliens made by two old blokes in the BBC props department out of string and paper are really marvellous even now.

And yes, aliens and most baddies usually do have English accents - they would be a far friendlier bunch if they spoke Cuban American - Take me to your band-leader!
6 years ago.