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Original Giger Artwork?


Are These Alien Face Pictures Originals From Hansruedi?

Q: Hi, I was hoping you or a reader could give me some advice.

Can you please let me know if there is anywhere in the UK that I can take some pieces of Giger art to be checked for authenticity? The Giger Museum don’t want to know, and I think it’s because I’ve got something they haven’t.

Some time after moving into a house in Marlow, we found a cardboard tube in the attic. Amongst the items it contained, was 2 alien face pictures, both signed H Giger 66, and both had personal messages “to Heidy” written on the back, signed “Hansruedi”.

I happen to know that one of the drawings was changed by Giger in about 68, and it is this later one that is displayed in one of the official Giger museums.

What I would like to know, is if there is anywhere I could take the originals to be looked at.

I have been trying to get some info on these drawings for some time. I even put one on Ebay a couple of years ago. I had no intention of selling it, but I wanted to see if it attracted any attention - and it certainly did, but not much info.
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Me2: Zig 6, Gaz: Ballonoff Home Products: Trashcan / Bin:  Ohio: 1950s

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Me2: Zig 6, Gaz: Ballonoff Home Products: Trashcan / Bin: Ohio: 1950s


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Q) Molly asks, I have a 1950’s trash can I want to sell, but not sure what it is please tell me if you know..

It is a Ballonoff home products made in Ohio it has the names in caracters of Me2, Zig 6, Gaz and it is totally a sci-fi thing, it has planets on the inside and characters and walking machines on the outside all around the can.

Do you know what this can is?

A) We actually did a google to see if we could find the answer, but even the names of the characters don’t mean anything to us! Aggh.

Do you know the answer? If you have an idea, please post a comment.

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Scientist, View Screen, 70s, Robots, Mutants, Time Portal


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Q) Walter asks, I once saw a sci-fi flick when I was young. It was in the early 70’s. I had to do with scientist trying to creat a view screen into the future.

There were also some robots that helped them. They looked pretty cool with tubes and things. There were also mutants above ground.

At the end the mutants made it below ground and the scientist realized that their view screen was really a time portal into a new geneation.They escaped through the screen into the future.

What was the name of this movie? Help.

A) Do you know the answer? If you have an idea, post a comment!

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Cartoon, Young Boy, Spaceship, Radio, Mike, Future Version


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Q) Hi, can you help me out with this one please. I saw a cartoon in the late 80’s that I can’t get out of my head and would love to see it again, only I can’t remember what it was called and internet searches are appearing fruitless.

It was feature length, not a series, and American I think. It involved a young boy on a space ship with his father, I think maybe they were lost on a strange planet where the ship crashes and the father dies. The boy is left completely on his own but a strange old man talks to him through the ship’s radio, and keeps the boy company. The
stranger calls himself Mike (presumably for Microphone).

I can’t remember the rest of the plot but the big twist at the end was that the boy had been talking to a future version of himself, and was basically destined to stay on that planet, on his own, for the rest of his life.

Pretty haunting stuff when I watched it as a 9 year old. Anyway, if you could find out the name, I’d be most grateful!

A) ‘Fraid it doesn’t ring a bell at all (Good job these aren’t questions for an exam or professional certification!)… Can anyone help? If so, post a comment!

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SFF Reader’s Question: 70s 80s Book: Glowing Crystal: Planet: Survival


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Q) Sue wrote, As a child, in the 70s or 80s (Sorry I can’t remember the definite decade), I read a book about a group of individuals who after seeing and picking up a glowing crystal, awoke to find themselves on a different planet. They were supplied with equipment to survive including identification cards of the creatures on the planet.

The book followed their survival.

Can anybody tell what the book was called?

A) Unfortunately, we couldn’t find anything relating to this. Maybe it’s a children’s fantasy book? Or an old episode of some program, lost in the dim depths of the past? (You know how tv programs and books can get mixed up!).

Do you have any ideas? Let us know via a comment, thanks!

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