Soviets Lost Cold War, Won Pulp Scifi Sweepstakes

In the heady days before Sputnik, the Soviet Union was bursting with enthusiasm for space travel and the conquest of big-headed aliens with tentacles coming off their faces. Dark Roasted Blend has posted a gallery of pulpy Soviet scifi art that's full of speed lines, light rays, spaceships, giant robots and killer… » 5/06/08 12:26pm 5/06/08 12:26pm

The Cartoon that Introduced Sputnik to America, 1957

I love the industrial animation used in this newsreel introducing Americans to Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviets on October 4, 1957. Despite fears of red space supremacy, Americans immediately started eating sputnikburgers and talking about pupniks (Sputnik II carried a dog into space),… » 4/30/08 12:30pm 4/30/08 12:30pm