Nukes vs. Zeppelins vs. Pterodactyls

A couple of worthy stories over on Airminded. The first comes from a DOE atomic bomb test in 1957 to see what would happen if a Navy airship was used to deliver a nuclear depth charge.

In short, the bomb wins:

Nuke vs. Blimp

The second story concerns the latter days of Hammer Films in the early 1970s and an unmade film with the working title Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls.

The story was along the lines of THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, with a German Zeppelin being blown off-course during a bombing raid on London and winding up at a “lost continent”-type place.

The Land That Time Forgot is still essential viewing here whenever I run across it, but Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls would have obsoleted it instantly. Hammer only got as far as commissioning up a poster to attract investors, but holy cow what a poster!


Microgramma font is instant Stendhal syndrome for me.

Author: Chris Barrus

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5 thoughts on “Nukes vs. Zeppelins vs. Pterodactyls”

  1. Zeppelin V Pterodactyls may have just replaced “two hot chicks at my office showering” as the non-existent movie I most want to see get made.

    How is it that Hollywood has mined every 1970’s crappy sitcom into being a movie and yet no one has thought to re-visit this can’t miss slice of genius??

  2. It’s tragic that Hammer Films never made this film, but now even more tragically, it has been made, a mashup of cliffhanger serials and old movies, as if it had been made by Republic Pictures in 1936. Click on my name above to see the clip. Hope you like it.

  3. wow i never remember learning about air planes in the jarrassic time period!! im like soo confused

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