They’re gonna need a better astrogator


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  1. Heinlein, Starman Jones (i think)

    if it didn’t originate with Heinelin, it should have.

    Comment by jlw — June 24, 2019 @ 5:22 am

  2. I remember it from the ancient mists of my yout’.

    Comment by leelu — June 24, 2019 @ 8:01 am

  3. Delightfully subtle but over too many heads.

    Comment by mech — June 24, 2019 @ 9:32 am

  4. *Insert image of alligator in space suit since I’m too busy to set up an account to place one here*

    Most popular ref is in Lost in Space, though it was mentioned in a few earlier sci-fi movies.

    Comment by mech — June 24, 2019 @ 9:45 am

  5. Actually, I don’t know the original occurrence of “astrogator.”
    The one I remember was in the last act of Forbidden Planet, as they escaped the planet; a compliment to Robby the Robot.

    I couldn’t find a video clip for it, but here’s a still:

    Comment by DougM (speak three names) — June 24, 2019 @ 10:50 am

  6. i don’t know the origin either but “Forbidden Planet” came out in 1956, three years after “Starman Jones”

    Comment by jlw — June 24, 2019 @ 12:07 pm

  7. I’d buy that for $420/share!
    tee heee
    …amounting to $69 million!!
    heh heh… heh heh heh

    Elan — 13 yo boy in a genius’ mind.

    *slaps knee sarcastically*
    *wanders off*

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — June 24, 2019 @ 12:19 pm

  8. They used a fake blood Moon landing to fake a Mars landing?
    And from a flat Earth?
    It is hard to keep up.

    Comment by neal — June 24, 2019 @ 1:25 pm

  9. ^That’s what the Illuminati are counting on.

    Comment by Veeshir — June 24, 2019 @ 8:50 pm

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