What's the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a hallway in space? For me it's the steamy, post-industrial look of exposed pipes and dingy fluorescent lighting found aboard the Nostromo in Alien. For someone else it might be the immaculately smooth surfaces of 2001: A Space Odyssey. For another it may be the lethal looking spinning chambers aboard the Event Horizon. Point is, there's all kinds of corridors in space and if there is one thing nerds do best, it's obsess over seemingly insignificant details.

Over at the great Den of Geek writer Martin Anderson has gone to great length to detail his ongoing love affair with one specific element of production design: the "Sci-Fi Corridor". We all know exactly to what he speaks, but I doubt many of us have given the structural design of the hypothetical bulkheads from Alien to Dune to Moon as much appreciative analysis as Anderson has.

For example, from his examination of Alien, "What a contrast is to come, as we enter the bone-ridden and gruesome imagination of H.R. Giger, and the skeletal corridor leading to the space-jockey inside the alien derelict. Dank, dark and positively dripping, there's something quite Victorian about this section of set; with the cantilevered arches finishing off in boney protrusions, it's like being inside some dank and rotten musical instrument..."

But that's just a taste of what Anderson lovingly dubs NASA porn. Click here for the full, picture-packed piece.


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