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The Raygun Gothic Rocketship and her crew arrived in San Mateo, Earth today, on the 17th day of the 5th month in the year 2010. After an uneventful 12-hour trans-galactic journey across the western reaches of the Sobay Nebula, our sturdy and resilient little ship finally settled down on the grassy planetary landscape that will soon be densely populated by the rare and interesting Humanus Makeriferous Species. We look forward to studying their kind…

The RGR Crew will be docked for approximately seven Earth days in order to take on supplies, refresh our reading material, and to grant shore leave to the crew. Ship tours will commence on the day of the Saturn and will continue until the moon rises on the day of the Sun.

To all you Space Cadets out there! The RGR Crew is recruiting! Stop by our space port and pick up a Raygun Gothic Rocketeer recruitment packet today!

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  1. SKR says:

    I see the retro-futurist. The gothic and rococo are missing in action.

  2. Almost Scientific says:

    Lesson 1: Wkipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun_Gothic

    “Raygun Gothic is a catchall term for a visual style that incorporates various aspects of the Googie, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco architectural styles when applied to retro-futuristic science fiction environments. Academic Lance Olsen has characterised Raygun Gothic as “a tomorrow that never was”. The style has also been associated with architectural indulgence, and situated in the context of the golden age of modern design due to its use of features such as “single-support beams, acute angles, brightly colored paneling” as well as “shapes and cutouts showing motion”

    The term was coined by William Gibson in his story “The Gernsback Continuum”

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