Captain Stardust and the Space Pirates
He was the nazz...
A silly one for Saturday this, but fun nevertheless...Captain Stardust is a series of six books aimed at primary school children here in the UK. The books were designed to fit the National Curriculum as part of the "Longman Book Project" that aims to enable teachers throughout primary schools to teach: language; fiction; and non-fiction. As big a kid as I am, I have to say this wouldn't be my normal preferred reading...but the title obviously caught my eye.
Captain Stardust is an inter-galactic hero in the traditional sense, apart from the spiky hair (long at the back) and the name of course. Stardust likes to dress in outlandish space costumes and he has an unhealthy interest in all things cosmic. In the book above for example, the Captain discovers "mysteriously beautiful rainbow crystals" on an unexplored planet which space pirates also have a keen interest in.
Captain Stardust's spaceship (the Star-Chaser) is piloted by a chap called Tom, whose rank is not apparent, but I wouldn't mind betting he's a Major!
While we are on the subject of Ziggy's continued influence, while holidaying in Corfu recently I noticed a fair few of the trendier young women visiting the island favoured a familiar cut and colour. I snapped one of the anonymous beauties below, poolside in Kassiopi, but never plucked up the courage to ask whether she was a Bowie fan. Feel free to send similar holiday snaps to me...this way we can work out the geographic demographic of the most comfortable place for Ziggy look-a-likes to holiday. };-)
"You got rings on your fingers and your hair's hot red..."