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Destination Earth (1956)

- July 26, 2017 in capitalism, Cold War, communism, free market, John Sutherland Studios, mars, martians, oil, petroleum

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of the suspiciously Stalin-like leader of Mars named Ogg.

Destination Earth (1956)

- July 26, 2017 in capitalism, Cold War, communism, free market, John Sutherland Studios, mars, martians, oil, petroleum

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of the suspiciously Stalin-like leader of Mars named Ogg.

Destination Earth (1956)

- July 26, 2017 in capitalism, Cold War, communism, free market, John Sutherland Studios, mars, martians, oil, petroleum

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of the suspiciously Stalin-like leader of Mars named Ogg.

From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

- December 2, 2015 in aliens, marie antoinette, mars, martians, mediumship, seance, spiritualism

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketches of the Martian landscape she witnessed in visons.

From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

- December 2, 2015 in aliens, marie antoinette, mars, martians, mediumship, seance, spiritualism

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketches of the Martian landscape she witnessed in visons.

Stop Driving Us Crazy! (1959)

- August 15, 2015 in aliens, driving, martians, Religion, safety

A strange driver's education film combining religion and sci-fi in the form of Rusty, a Martian who comes to Earth to explore the planet because his own is running out of oxygen.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

- December 18, 2012 in aliens, christmas, collections, father christmas, Films, Films: 1960s, Films: Fantasy, Films: Sci-Fi, Films: Talkie, martians, santa claus, science fiction

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is a 1964 science fiction film that regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made. It is regularly featured in the “bottom 100″ list on the Internet Movie Database, and was featured in an episode of the 1986 syndicated series, the Canned Film Festival. It was directed by Nicholas Webster, and it stars John Call as Santa Claus. It also includes an 8-year-old Pia Zadora playing the role of one of the Martian children. The film took on newfound fame in the 1990s after being featured on an episode of the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. It became a holiday staple on the Comedy Central cable channel in the years following its 1991 premiere. It has since found new life again in the 2000s having been riffed by Cinematic Titanic. The movie was also featured on the current run of “Elvira’s Movie Macabre.” The plot? In a bid to make disgruntled Martian children happier, Martians kidnap Santa from Earth… (Wikipedia) Download from Internet Archive Note this film is in the public domain in the US, but may not be in other jurisdictions. Please check its status in your jurisdiction before re-using. Sign [...]

Across the Zodiac: the Story of a Wrecked Record (1880)

- September 30, 2011 in across the zodiac, alien language, mars, martians, non-article, percy greg, science fiction, texts


Across the Zodiac: the Story of a Wrecked Record, deciphered, translated and edited by Percy Greg; 1880; Trübner, London

Centering around the creation of a substance called “apergy”, a form of anti-gravitational energy, Percy Gregg’s novel details a flight to Mars taken in 1830. They discover the planet to be inhabited by diminutive beings who, convinced that life couldn’t exist any where else apart from on their world, refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth – deciding instead he is an unusually tall Martian from some remote corner of their planet. The book is notable as containing what is probably the first alien language in any work of fiction to be described with linguistic and grammatical terminology. It also contains what is possibly the first instance in the English language of the word “Astronaut”, which features as the name of the narrator’s spacecraft. In 2010 a crater on Mars was named Greg in recognition of his contribution to the lore of Mars.

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Castaway on the Auckland Isles: A Narrative of the Wreck of the "Grafton," (1865)


Infant's Cabinet of Birds and Beasts (1820)

Old French Fairytales (1920)

Armata: a fragment (1817)

An Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism (1803)

The Medical Aspects of Death, and the Medical Aspects of the Human Mind (1852)

Quarles' Emblems (1886)

Cat and bird stories from the "Spectator" (1896)

Wonderful Balloon Ascents (1870)

The Book of Topiary (1904)

The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (1899)

English as She is Spoke (1884)

The Danger of Premature Interment (1816)

The Last American (1889)

Pirates (1922)

Napoleon's Oraculum (1839)

Horse Laughs (1891)

Hydriotaphia/Urn-Burial and The Garden of Cyrus (1658)

Across the Zodiac: the Story of a Wrecked Record (1880)

Superstitions About Animals (1904)