Sep 28

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Good Show Sir Comments: StarWay to Heaven

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in.

Published 1963

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: 5.22 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Star Ways”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    “It was only when he arrived on the planet of the wee people that Angus realised the fatal flaw in the space-kilt thing.”

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    What do you keep in a space sporran?

  3. fred Says:

    He’s got a pistol so what he’s holding must be a space bagpipe synthesizer.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    At last, casting the bloke from ‘Trainspotting’ as Obi-Wan makes sense.

    He’s got a jet-pack and a kilt. The cape’s presumably the same flame-proof model used in ‘The Mandalorian’ but the backs of hs knees would get a mickle warm.

    Quite why he’s holding a broken trombone is another matter. Gven the publcation date it mght be an oblique George Chisholm reference.

  5. daard23 Says:

    The least popular Halloween costume this year was “Confused Timeline Man”.

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Scotsmen in SPAAAACE!

    What’s he got in his other hand? A space trombone? A space antenna for broadcasting his helmet-bagpipe? Is he in cahoots with the blancmange?

    @FB: GSS!

    @Tat: My BFF and I were excited by that casting for a second before we both realized — it’s a Star Wars movie, he won’t get his kit off.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Only the bravest are chosen to hunt the Space Haggis.

  8. Cornelius Says:

    Scotsman delivers the world’s least comfortable bedpan.

  9. Dr Bob Says:

    Hamish wondered just how much he’d had to drink on last night’s stag do…

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  11. fred Says:

    She looks like she wandered in from a pulpy vampire/supernatural book.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul: GSS!

    Space Scotsman: “But I’ll look silly in this helmet!”

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Dr. Bob: He does have a “WTF am I doing here?” look.

    Maybe he was space shanghaied?

    @JP: GSS!

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Also the lower-arm cover and the red cape implies that a space bullfighter is missing some of his equipment.

  15. Emster Says:

    “Enjoyable from First to Last. (Cover is) Farcical and Confusing.”
    Hope he’s better at piloting the rocket in the background than he is at putting an outfit together, otherwise:

    “She’ll be fly-yi-ing the Star-ar Ways… to Hea-ven”

  16. DaveM Says:

    “No no, I am Duke Cometstrider, space Scotsman. And MY ridiculously silly sword like thing is clearly totally metal and stuff. Your lawsuit is doomed to fail Disney, be off with you!”

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Dave: That’s Duke McCometstrider to you, bub.

    As regards copyright/trademark, McDonald’s once filed a lawsuit against a Scottish woman named MacDonald who ran a restaurant and published a cookbook of her recipes. Which can’t be compared to cheap burgers, but hey — copyright lawyers.

    Sadly for them, she was surnamed MacDonald because she’s the wife of the Chief of the Clan. Her lawyers basically asked, “Do you have records going back to the Middle Ages? We do.”

    The exact same thing happened when “Highlander” wanted to put out merch with the coat of arms of MacLeod. A stern letter from the Chief (who owns the coat of arms as his own personal intellectual property) led to massive redesigning. I heard straight from the producer’s mouth that their reaction was “Oh, fuck.”

    So what I’m saying is, the woman better not be working for a lawyer who’s trying to infringe on the Duke’s intellectual property. Who knows what the man could do with the trombone-thingy.

    (Seriously. Do not screw around with people who have ancestors who are mentioned in writing as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries.)

  18. Hammy Says:

    I do like his Space Racer-style helmet with the classically-inspired swept antenna (kinda like the wings on Hermes’ helmet)….

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: It’s very “Rocketeer”, which shows how good their re-creation of the period was.

  20. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Starbase to Earth, we have a situation – we’re getting a transmission from a Scottish astronaut… but we can’t bloody understand what he’s saying and we need an interpreter. Over!”

  21. JJYoyo Says:

    Oh ye’ll take the highway and I’ll take the Star Way
    And I’ll be on Neptune before ye,
    But me and my true love will never breathe again
    Coz we’re both cryogenically frozen.

  22. Tor Mented Says:

    @JJ: GSS.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJ: Another GSS. Yon lass seems to be already frozen, judging by her color.

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