Dec 04

Drill, Baby, Drill!Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Finally an explanation for the Earth’s molten core. A crucible in a subterranean foundry!
Published 1976

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.55 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “At the Earth’s Core”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Lemmy Lemmy Lemmy Lemmy Lemmy!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Hokay, why is Caroline Munro a blonde?

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    At the left is a scene from At the Earth’s Gor

  4. fred Says:

    If you had even the remotest chance of putting Doug McClure on your cover and didn’t take it I have to question the sanity of everyone involved.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This is what all that fracking leads to.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Sure they are horrifying savage pig men, but they sport very fashionable facial hair!

  7. Anna T. Says:

    Your planet seems to have been hollowed out by the Pig Men. I would recommend calling the manufacturer and getting a replacement planet, due to the one you received being faulty. Your drill should have taken at least a month to reach the core of your planet – this one’s much too easy to dig out.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


    Q: My planet has essentially no ecotone space. Is it natural for a molten hellhole to butt up against a cascading waterfall?

    A: Yes! After as little as a few days, it is normal for the different parts to “settle”, and often, radically different environments will juxtapose. Although not a defect, if this causes a problem, please shake out all humanoid Rhamphorhynchuses and give it to your nearest licensed PelluciDealership ™.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men

    . . .

    Noses I dare not meet in dreams

  10. Anna T. Says:

    @DSWBT: If the problem persists, according to the terms of your 5-billion-year warranty, PelluciDealership™ will repair your planet for free. If the problem is extremely severe, as in the above scenario, if your planet is within warranty it may be possible to get it replaced for free.

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    @fred: Doug is on the cover, he’s just very very small.

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @fred(4): …yeah, because what this cover really needs is yet another element vying for our attention 🙂

    In actual fact I agree with your sentiment, and you might enjoy this review of the film, which contains much love for the late, great Doug McClure (NSFW language):

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @THX1138: (*inserting obligatory Father Ted reference*) “He’s not small, he’s far away”. That said, I’m really unsure about the screwed up perspective in this artwork, so he might, in fact, be very, very tiny!

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    @fred @THX1138 @Perry – Doug McClure is driving the drill. Look closely in the cockpit. He is sitting next to Peter Cushing.

  15. THX 1138 Says:

    @Bibliomancer: That’s what I said, diddle I?! He’s there, just very small. Seeing as how it’s the time of year for dodgy would be epics like AtEC to turn up on TV, I hope we’ll have a cover of The Land That Time Forgot on Monday. We won’t forget you, Doug! OK, maybe we’ll forget that sci-fi sitcom with Swinging on a Star as its theme tune…

  16. Perry Armstrong Says:

    We’re all agreed Messrs. Cushing & McClure occupy the drill thingy’s cockpit, but there seem to be two additional faces at windows further back – who might these people be?

    I’m guessing naughty grandchildren Susan and Barbara were stowing away that day, or maybe John and Gillian.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Perry Anderson: as it’s 70s Doug McClure, maybe they’re his ‘Barbary Coast’ co-stars Richard Kiel and William Shatner, making this the ‘Who’/’Trek’/’Bond’ car-crash we all had nightmares about (or invented with Dinky Toys and Weetabix cards).

  18. SI Says:

    The Cushing/McClure film version of this has been on consistently most Sundays I turn on the TV for the past year…. I’m exaggerating a bit. I am however not exaggerating the AMAZING costumes used throughout!

    Why not!

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This is a movie poster that was originally meant to be shown in giant format, with lots of credits and sales copy such as:
    “They Went Where No Man Had Ever Gone Before… And Found A Strange World Full Of Half-Naked Women!”

    “Paraplegic Pictures Present A Samuel L. Bronkovic Picture”

    “A Stunning Action-Adventure By The Creator of TARZAN”


    “Starring PETER CUSHING * DOUG McCLURE * CAROLINE MUNRO * And RICARDO MONTALBAN As The Generic Savage Chieftain”

    “Filmed In GLAUCOMA-SCOPE”

  20. Revellion Says:

    This is an OHS disaster. They’ll be shut down smartly if they don’t pull up their socks.

  21. THX 1138 Says:

    Just an alert to UK TV viewers, At the Earth’s Core (film) is on The Horror Channel this Sunday at 6.40pm so you can gauge how good this cover is. We wish you a merry Cushing and a Happy McClure!

  22. SI Says:

    Its on TV!!! They’re being chased by a giant bird man… Its so real no wonder its on the horror channel! Ha

  23. anon Says:

    Crise Burrough-Grade
    Maniacal Ewoe eliminating interns for nice relaxant

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My gosh, this *IS* the movie poster!

    Dougie, Pete, and Caro got headshots pasted around the bottom edge.

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