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Women Need Martians

Progress Reports

This page lists items significant to the development of Women Need Martians. All items are listed in reverse chronological order, with the newest updates appearing at the top of the page.

February 13, 1999


Whilst perusing wonderful Green Apple Books in San Francisco, I found a book called Zap: Ray Gun Glassics (bu Leslie Singer) in the clearance bin for $4.95. The book is cover to cover pictures of toy rayguns from the 30s until now. Excellent inspiration for era-suitable props!

Ray Gun Classics

January 30, 1999


As luck would have it, the Western Aerospace Museum at the Oakland International Airport has a model 10A Electra on the premesis! This may not seem significant, but the 10A is an earlier model of the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared in 1937 (a 10E).

It may be possible to get permission to shoot a scene around the aircraft to tie in with the miniature hangar and plane! The only real issue is that the plane in question is painted flat, not shiny metal like Earhart's plane, but for the opportunity to shoot around an actual aircraft, it's a discrepancy that can be lived with!

Fly to Mars with Amelia

Lockheed 10A Electra

January 30, 1999


I got my hands on yet another Glencoe Models U.F.O. kit, bringing the total number in my possession to three. I anticipate the need of at least this number saucer models for the film, each of which will be rigged for different kinds of shooting:

  • Flown Ed Wood style by wires.
  • Rigged for mounting on a pylon for precise shooting
  • Stationary "hero" model with a retractable landing pad and illuminated hatchway.
  • Saucer kit art

    January 27, 1999


    When the girls attempt to flee Mars, they make their way into the main saucer hangar of the city of Testosterone. There, amidst all the flying hubcaps, they find Amelia Earhart's Lockheed 10E Electra. A 1/53rd scale model kit of an Electra was purchased for use in the miniature hangar that will be created.

    Lockheed 10E Electra

    A Lockheed 10E Electra in the air

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