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The future we used to have, part 19

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While we wait for the next Chicxulub meteor to end the experiment we laughingly call “civilisation”, here’s a few of the more aesthetically-pleasing things we’ve managed to produce since we stumbled out of the Rift Valley. I say, “aesthetically-pleasing” because machines expressly designed to kill people in large numbers are not what you would call admirable…

air

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Martin P4M Mercator maritime reconnaissance aircraft (1950 – 1960)

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McDonnell F-101 Voodoo supersonic jet fighter (1957 – 1972)

sea

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SS Canberra (1960 – 1997)

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USS Enterprise (1960 – 2012)

land

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Stockwell Bus Garage, London (1952)

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Trinity United Reform Church, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield

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Fiesta Nightclub, Pond Street Development, Sheffield (1966)

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Pond Street Development, Sheffield, seen across bus station (1966)

people

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Pierre Cardin fashion

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Pierre Cardin fashion

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from Star Trek, ‘The Naked Time’. I have no idea what they’re wearing or why they’re inspecting a frozen shop window dummy

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from The Solarnauts, an unsold pilot for a UK sf television series

notes

Check out this website for even more fun futuristic fashion, from both designers and media.
And here’s the full pilot of The Solarnauts. It is ace – the credit sequence alone is brilliant.

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