photo of Moon Pilot movie
Don’t you totally dig that beehive hair do? Yeah, me either.

I was browsing through Amazon seeing if I could find a copy of Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh for less than $250—hey, don’t judge, he’s really cute when he’s not sporting the scarecrow getup—when I ran across another blast-from-the-past-movie called Moon Pilot. I couldn’t afford Dr. Syn, so I went for Moon Pilot, wondering if I’d like it or wish I’d passed.

photo of Moon Pilot book
There’s a book, too. Crazy!

So the movie arrived and I watched it. I actually enjoyed it, but wow, do you ever grab an old movie and realize how much you’d forgotten about how things were? Is it that we’re not far enough from the 60’s to find them cute and quirky? I know I found Bewitched (the TV show—okay the movie was painful, too, but for different reasons) hard to revisit. Darren was such a male chauvinist, and yet I really enjoyed it back in the day. Because back then it was normal behavior.


photo of Bewitched video
Yes, that is a tape. O.O

Only Star Trek seemed to foresee a future where women’s roles were seriously changed. In stark contrast, there is The Jetsons where Jane is a space age homemaker. I suppose it would have been considered subversive to update our roles in a cartoon, but it would have gone better with the space needle housing.

While I don’t miss The Good Wife’s Guide type of thinking at all, I do miss the sense of wonder, the feeling that there was a the whole of space for us to explore. I miss looking up and wondering when—not if—we’ll send people beyond the boundaries of our galaxy. I miss wondering what was on the dark side of the moon.

What about you? What do you miss? What don’t you miss from the past? All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

And guess what? This is the first blog post of the month, so I get to award another gift card! And the winner is:

Robin aka kodasmama

Send me an email if you don’t hear from me in the next few days. I’m deep into The Grandma Project these days. 🙂

Perilously yours,


Pauline did not realize how much she liked looking up until she wrote The Key, her first science fiction romance novel. To find out more about her adventures in space and here on earth, fly on over to her website at

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
New Orleans. A girl. A guy. Bullets and bad guys. A normal day in the Big Uneasy. Well, what passes for normal…

Relatively Risky is available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and iTunes. It will release in print this month and will release in audio this summer. You can also find it at Smashwords and there are samples on Wattpad. 🙂

Take Me to the Moon

4 thoughts on “Take Me to the Moon

  • June 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I always liked Eight is Enough, Family and The Brady Bunch. I watched Bewitched also gravitated more to shows with big families.
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    • June 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      I used to LOVE Eight is Enough. And yeah, watched the Brady Bunch, too. I haven’t seen reruns of either for years. I wonder how they’d hold up to time’s passing?

  • June 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I used to love “Lost in Space.” For the life of me, I can’t visualize any of the characters today! And I loved Bewitched too, but thought Darrin was a total dork. Ha!

    • June 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

      LOL! He really was a dork. Lost in Space, yeah, I liked it too. Dr. Smith was this really lame bad guy and the robot? Is it coming back to you? LOLOL
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