Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Cosmic Soap Opera

Here's some fanciful pulp-science fiction magazine covers as satirized in the "Mars and Beyond" episode of Disney's Man In Space trilogy:

This segment spoofs alien invasion films of the day, and reaches a crescendo of mayhem more associated with Chuck Jones than Walt Disney. A Martian menaces a lady in distress by releasing a swarm of bats from its alien maw.

It reveals suction-cupped tentacles.

It can even crumble into a swarm of insects, then reform.

In full pursuit of the Earthling woman, a literal parade of inventive aliens marches past.

The Man In Space trilogy is available on the DVD set Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland-Disney In Space and Beyond.

1 comment:

Kirk D. said...

Beautiful, every bit! Thanks for sharing. I have that episode downloaded somewhere, this compels me to find and watch it again.