david scott


Blade Runner has numerous deep similarities to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, including a built-up urban environment, in which the wealthy literally live above the workers, dominated by a huge building (the Stadtkrone Tower in Metropolis and the Tyrell Building in Blade Runner). Special effects supervisor David Dryer used stills from Metropolis when lining up Blade Runner’s miniature building shots. There were much more ideas for the depiction of future Los Angeles. Concept art by Syd Mead also included enormous freeways and more monumental buildings. However, budgetary constraints prevented these from being realized. Production designer Lawrence G. Paull and art director David Snyder realized Scott’s and Mead’s sketches. [x|x]


‘Spaceflight is a serious business’ - Gemini crews having fun with photo-shoots.

Descending order, Gemini 4 commander-pilot James McDivitt, prime and back-up crew of Gemini 7, prime and back-up crew of Gemini 8.

G4-James McDivitt, Edward White. G7 Prime- Frank Borman II, Jim Lovell; Back-up- Edward White, Michael Collins. G8 Prime- David R. Scott, Neil Armstrong; Back-up Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon.

“my smol precious baby whom I will protect with my life” whispers the fifteen year old teenager to the 40 year old middle aged man on TV.