"Weston! Weston!" he gasped. "What is it? It's not the moon, not that size. It can't be, can it?" "No replied Weston, "it's the Earth." - From Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis.
Here are some images of my scratch built 1/72 scale Weston Spacecraft from the C.S. Lewis novel "Out of the Silent Planet". Based off the 1965 edition book cover by Bernard Symancyk. with some slight alterations of my own.
Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of a science fiction trilogy written by C. S. Lewis, sometimes referred to as the Space Trilogy, Ransom Trilogy or Cosmic Trilogy. The other volumes are Perelandra (also published as Voyage to Venus) and That Hideous Strength, and a fragment of a sequel was published posthumously as The Dark Tower. The trilogy was inspired and influenced by David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus (1920).
According to biographer A. N. Wilson, Lewis wrote the novel after a conversation with J.R.R. Tolkien in which both men lamented the state of contemporary fiction. They agreed that Lewis would write a space-travel story, and Tolkien would write a time-travel one. Tolkien's story only exists as a fragment, published in The Lost Road and other writings (1987) edited by his son Christopher.Here is a fantastic video of an opening title movie credit roll created by David Scherbarth for a non existent movie "Out of the Silent Planet".
Though no movie has been made (Yet). It does give one hope. Enjoy.
out of the silent planet from David Scherbarth on Vimeo.