Sunday, December 14, 2014

Science Fiction Double Feature

Science Fiction Double Feature. #SciFi #ScienceFiction #ScienceFictionSunday image/editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-fiction-double-feature.html

Post Apocalypse New York City, around 32th and 10th is concerned with the end of civilization either through war, plague, or some other general disaster.

In a world civilization after the disaster. The time frame may be immediately after or long after the catastrophe.

Focusing on the psychology of survivors the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization may have been forgotten. Post-apocalyptic may take place in an agrarian, non-technological future world, or a world where only scattered elements of technology remain.

Post Apocalypse New York City science fiction

Post Apocalypse New York City

Post Apocalypse New York City

Science Fiction Double Feature. The City on the Edge of Forever #SciFi #ScienceFiction #ScienceFictionSunday image/editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-fiction-double-feature.html

Guardian of Forever: "Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was before. Many such journeys are possible. Let me be your gateway."

Astronomical images by NASA (Public Domain). Historical images by Library of Congress (PD). Brownstone and sky images, editing by sookietex. #startrek

The City on the Edge of Forever

Science Fiction Double Feature. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard #SciFi #ScienceFiction #ScienceFictionSunday image/editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-fiction-double-feature.html

A computer, never understood by the Instrumentality, which had reached the status of a God, able to foretell the future. It can only be reached walking a ruined processional highway leading into the clouds, Alpha Ralpha Boulevard, closed to mankind for 10,000 years.

13th and Washington #NYC The High Line was built in the early 1930s by the New York Central Railroad to eliminate the fatal accidents that occurred along the street-level right-of-way and to offer direct warehouse-to-freight car service. It was in active use until 1980.

Alpha Ralpha Boulevard New York City

Science Fiction Double Feature. Pierson's Puppeteer in a General Products assembly hall #SciFi #ScienceFiction #ScienceFictionSunday image/editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-fiction-double-feature.html

The Puppeteers' renown for honesty in trading allowed the species to accumulate an expansive mercantile empire called General Products; since the human Bronze Age, the Puppeteers have ruled this empire including every race in the 60-LY sphere of Known Space.

One of the most important items sold by General Products is the General Products Hull for spaceships. As one might expect from a Puppeteer, such a hull is completely impervious to everything except antimatter (which is not highly advertised but covered by a company warranty;

Pierson's Puppeteers

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Pearl Harbor

Japanese Pearl Harbor Strike Fleet November 26, 1941, December 7, 1941. More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/pearl-harbor.html

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Japanese fleet, devised a plan to immobilize the U.S. fleet at the outset of the war with a surprise attack.

The key elements in Yamamoto's plans were meticulous preparation, the achievement of surprise, and the use of aircraft carriers and naval aviation on an unprecedented scale. In the spring of 1941, Japanese carrier pilots began training in the special tactics called for by the Pearl Harbor attack plan.

In October 1941 the naval general staff gave final approval to Yamamoto's plan, which called for the formation of an attack force commanded by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. It centered around six heavy aircraft carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū, Hiryū, Shōkaku, and Zuikaku) accompanied by 24 supporting vessels. A separate group of submarines was to sink any American warships which escaped the Japanese carrier force.

Nagumo's fleet assembled in the remote anchorage of Tankan Bay in the Kurile Islands and departed in strictest secrecy for Hawaii on November 26, 1941. The ships' route crossed the North Pacific and avoided normal shipping lanes. At dawn December 7, 1941, the Japanese task force had approached undetected to a point slightly more than 200 miles north of Oahu.

Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku just leaving Hitokappu Bay for Pearl Harbor. Sailors were winching up the anchor on the quarter-deck. Date: November 26, 1941

pearl harbor Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku

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Pearl Harbor Attack, December 7, 1941. Photo #: 80-G-182248 More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/pearl-harbor.html

The Commanding Officer of the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku watches as planes take off to attack Pearl Harbor, during the morning of December 7, 1941.

The Kanji inscription at left is an exhortation to pilots to do their duty.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

Pearl Harbor Japanese officer

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Pearl Harbor Attack, December 7, 1941. Photo #: 80-G-182259 More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/pearl-harbor.html

Japanese Navy Type 99 Carrier Bombers ("Val") prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier during the morning of December 7, 1941. Ship in the background is the carrier Soryu.

Note: This image is frequently reproduced with the planes facing toward the right. The orientation shown here, with the planes facing toward the left, is correct.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection. Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

Pearl Harbor aircraft carriers

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. Photo #: NH 50603 More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/pearl-harbor.html

A Japanese Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack Plane ("Kate") takes off from a carrier as the second wave attack is launched. Ship's crewmen are cheering "Banzai"

This ship is either Zuikaku or Shokaku. Note light tripod mast at the rear of the carrier's island, with Japanese naval ensign.

NHHC Photograph.

Pearl Harbor Banzi

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941 Photo #: NH 50930 More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2014/12/pearl-harbor.html

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base.

Japanese caption on this captured photo reads: "Full view of Ford Island gasping under the attack of our Sea Eagles.
This distant view of Ford Island immediately after the attack of our assault force shows the enemy capital ships lined up on the opposite side of the Island.

In the foreground is the cruiser fleet, including the battleship UTAH. The enemy ships around the island have all become tempting targets for our Sea Eagles. In the upper right clearly appear the outlines of two of our Sea Eagles who are carrying out a daring low-level attack, reminiscent of the performance of the Gods."

Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese planes view