In the opening credits of Gentlemen Broncos, the cast and crew's names are superimposed onto real science fiction book covers. Eagle-eyed io9 reader Lorcan McGrane has found several of these awesome vintage covers. Compare and contrast after the jump!

In Gentlemen Broncos, Jemaine Clement plays Ronald Chevalier, a science fiction novelist who steals a book idea from budding fantasy writer Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano). It's thereby apropos that the film's credits appropriate the artwork from a ton of real scifi novels. Lorcan McGrane has identified several of these covers, and you can find more cribbed covers at his blog, The Life and Times of Jimmny Homunculus.

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Thanks for the tip, Lorcan, and good luck on your rad sounding PhD dissertation, Superheroic Bodies: The Corporealities of Contemporary Film Superheroes.

Gentlemen Broncos is now available on DVD.

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The opening sequence of Gentlemen Broncos, complete with Zager and Evans' "In The Year 2525."

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Doctored covers from the film.

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More doctored covers.

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The Fox Searchlight Cover.

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The real cover from Analog magazine.

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Sam Rockwell's cover.

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The original 1989 painting by David Lee Anderson (which looks curiously similar to the Moon star).

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Jared Hess' cover.

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The original 1955 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.

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