The Smithsonian's Air and Space Magazine has a cool photo essay of "supermarket spaceships," publicity-seeking mock-ups of rocketships that were paraded around to supermarket openings, state fairs, and the like in the 1950s.
This fall's television offerings include Grimm, a fantasy take on the police procedural in which a homicide detective must protect humanity from fairytale evil. And Terry Pratchett has a new procedural on the way, set in his Discworld universe.
The Mono-view Outer Space Helmet (yours for 25 cents and a box top) was just one of a panoply of mail-order goodies the Space Patrol TV show shamelessly hawked to the kiddies during its run from 1950-1955. Remember, Commander Corry wants you to have it! Unless you're a girl, of course: the ad makes it clear the…