No, that picture above isn't from the early days of the Teletubbies. That's how designers envisioned space suits from a certain era, and there are many of us still around, still reviewing movies who just love that aesthetic. Some of these vintage styles are just damn cool.
Flight To Mars is another one of those older flicks that I believe I've seen, but I don't have any specific recall of this one. I have read that it's coming from The Film Detective, and I have a pretty solid relationship with one of their folks. I might yet be receiving one of these complimentary copies for the purposes of watching and reviewing. Some outlets get them to me in advance whilst others done have them in hand until after they hit the market; I'd encourage folks to watch this space for more in the days ahead. If one shows up, I'll definitely be giving this one some extra coverage.
Directed by Lesley Selander -- a fellow with nearly 150 different projects to his name -- this Science Fiction Drama was adapted from the Aleksei Tolstoy novel by screenwriter Arthur Strawn. I've checked IMDB.com, and Strawn crammed a screenwriting career into just two decades; none of his other projects are known to me, and this one comes at the very tail end of his time in the business. Onscreen talent include Marguerite Chapman (she also appeared in 1960's The Amazing Transparent Man), Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, Morris Ankrum. The plot involves these Earth astronauts heading to Mars wherein the supposedly friendly Martians instead hope to commandeer the rocketship in a bid to attack our planet. Those dastardly Martians! Why can't they just leave us alone?!
It's showing available for purchase on Amazon.com if you're interested.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!