Apr 22

Nothing around here sir... apart from this terrible CGI.Click for full image

Perry Armstrong Comments: Gerry Anderson called. He wants his model back.
Published 1997

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: 6.47 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Climbing Olympus”

  1. Ray P Says:

    “Head back to Alpha, Alan, there’s nothing here.”

  2. Mark E Says:

    Isn’t it cheating to “climb” Olympus in a plane? Perhaps a working title was “Flying quite close to some hills”.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In a Shocking Twist™, the protagonists decide to fly up Olympus rather than climb it.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bother, MarkE beat me to it AND was funny. Er, I’ll try again.

    If you flip the title upside-down, it reads Snduuhlo buipiD, which is an anagram for SUNUP LIBIDO. DUH.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    But Olympus Mons is on Mars, not the Moon! Is this where Victor Bergman went? He took a wrong turn?

  6. pookie_wocket Says:

    I’d rather climb Pubis Mons, if ya know what I mean.


  7. fred Says:

    The title font seems to be using anti-gravity while the Space 1999 ship is using regular propulsion.
    Giant looming planet in the sky is way to subtle for a GIANT LOOMING PLANET.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Mr Blue Sky is living on Mars today. Maybe it rained.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Shitty Photoshop Strikes Again!

    Seriously, that is the worst depiction of Mars I have ever seen.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: how about as a lady dressed up as a security barrier?

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    You know if I tried very hard I could probably remember the name of the Photoshop plugin they used to render the title. I’m sure I misused it myself but at least I had the restraint not to use it over a photo.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This is the sight that greets you after you’ve climbed Olympus.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @THX1138: The reason they’re coy about Professor Bergman’s departure is because he shacked up with a three-breasted hooker!

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Perry Armstrong: will his clockwork ticker be up to it?

  15. THX 1138 Says:

    @Perry: See you at the pahty, Victor!

  16. HappyBookworm Says:

    @DSWBT – #3: Why climb when you can fly in an alternate Voltron Arm on a Martian planet with inexplicable atmosphere?

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Speaking of Mons Pubis, I think that’s on Venus. So we’ve all got the wrong planet.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: in fact, United Airlines flew us up Olympus Mons, but our luggage went to Venus. 🙁

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    We’re all assuming that the title refers to Olympus Mons but that looks like Australia. Maybe they’re remaking ‘Space Twenty Quid’ at Uluru. Or maybe it really is the long-awaited Greek mythology/ velour-clad astronauts fight. Like ‘Xena’ with leisure-suits.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT—you mean the bags with all those delightful latex toys? 😉
    Guaranteed to make a day on Mons Venera a sheer delight.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ironically, “Space: 1999” had better special FX than this cover, 20 years before the book cover was printed.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Now that I have found this image, my life is complete. You may continue onward with your own little lives. ^_^

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