Posts Tagged ‘Saucer Men From Mars’

6 Degrees of Francis Bacon Day 8: Test Card Girl

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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The subject for today’s picture was suggested by Chris Doherty on Twitter, who notes the similarities between the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon and Life On Mars , the BBC’s time travel/The Prisoner referencing psychodrama/70s nostalgia fest. As terrific as the performances by John Simm and Phillip Glenister were, the reality bending appearances by the Test Card Girl fascinated me the most. Anyone who grew up in the 70s has this image burned into their brain, so it was a stroke of genius for the creators to bring it to life. And creepy kids (not to mention creepier clown dolls) are always a winner.

So where next?  Suggestions for something cool, related in some way to Life On Mars, The Test Card, creepy kids or anything in between, can be made here, on my Twitter feed, or at the Facebook Group.