The high-flying alternate reality of Sci-Fi Air Show

At Sci-Fi Air Show, the spacecraft of yesteryear are refurbished and displayed for awed audiences. The catch? The site is from an alternate dimension in which these spaceships existed. In other words, Stanley Kubrick really filmed 2001 in deep space.

To the uninitiated, perusing Sci-Fi Air Show is a hilariously disorienting experience — the site claims that these fully functional spacecraft actually existed, but were used for television and film. The site's unwinking introduction and choice of older spacecraft cannily muddle things further:

The SCI-FI AIR SHOW's purpose is to preserve and promote the rich and varied history of Sci-Fi/fantasy vehicles. Through display and education we seek to celebrate the classic design and beauty of these ships and the rich imaginations that created them. When the cameras stopped rolling, many of these proud old ships were lost and forgotten. Please join us in working to keep these rare and beautiful birds soaring!


The site displays its fictional/not fictional spacecraft with a straight face, which is genius. Kudos to site head Bill George for creating a kooky alternate reality excursion.

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A 1970 Pan Am promotional poster for the Orion from 2001.


A safety placard for the Spindrift from 1968's Land of The Giants


The famed "Buckinghamshire crash" of the Eagle from Space: 1999.


Folks touring the Eagle.


The 1964 National Geographic showcasing the Flying Sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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