Aug 17

LOOK OUT! He's got a space fork!Click for full image

Erik’s Art Direction: This is a serious book about proving that aliens exist so I want a flying saucer landing in a barren wasteland, better jazz up the saucer, maybe stick a few satellite dishes on it. Now I want he alien to be wearing overalls but make them a bit more ‘out of this world,’ stick a big collar on it. Now hair, three words – Emerson, Lake & Palmer. To finish off make it look like he has just a stream of flaming urine down his legs.
Published 1977

Not Fiction (I think) but still great.
Many thanks to Erik!

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: 8.33 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “UFO Trek”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    Looks like he’s transforming into She-ra. I didn’t even notice that it was a UFO, I just thought it was some rainbowy FX

  2. SophaLoaf Says:

    I didn’t know hammer pants were back in vogue.

  3. Tommi Says:

    Have you seen “The Day The Earth Stood Still” ? No? Have you see the poster? Yeah? Good. Like that but more esoteric. And make the UFO see through. In the future, everything will be see through.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Greetings, Earthling! Take me to your bathroom — and quickly!”

  5. james Says:

    and the thing in his right hand is…?

  6. SI Says:

    James> Why it’s a Mimosian Anti-Matter Chop stick.

  7. SophaLoaf Says:

    @james a tuning fork?

  8. Pat Says:

    Earthlings, I bring you the benefits of a vastly advanced technology. Here as a token of our desire to bring you into the galactic civilisation I give you – the ultimate spork!

  9. anon Says:

    @james the anal probe?

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    The aliens were disappointed to learn that nobody was interested in their oddly shaped screwdrivers.

  11. Ian Sales Says:

    That UFO is one of the UFOs off, er, UFO.

  12. Evad Says:

    So it would seem that strangely androgynous aliens brought the USB symbol to Earth for the betterment of… of electronics and hand held devices.

  13. NGpm Says:

    I guess it’s normal to expect artistic views of the future to look a lot like their present.

    When the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen is Ziggy Stardust … you go to the project with what you know.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    David Bowie called and he wants his album cover back!

  15. Jose @ Daemon's Says:

    I was going to suggest it was a fondue fork or a mini-trident.

    BTW, the Legion of Doom would like their HQ back.

  16. Matthew McConaughey Says:

    With all of Capt. Kirk’s saucy foibles with alien chicks, I’d think his urine would be flammable as well.

  17. futurescientist Says:

    At first I was convinced he was wielding a barbecuing utensil my parents had when I was a kid. That idea raises some uncomfortable questions about my extraterrestrial origins, though, so now I’m pretty sure he just wants everyone to stop hogging the fondue.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    @Ian Sales: Yes, and what do you get when you combine ‘UFO’ with ‘Trek’?


  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Has science fiction become…”
    Is this is a trick question?

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