Zed Lopez

Artifacts of a Former Future

Mars Explorer Barbie

Some days it seems like the only science fictional visions we ever get in the real world are phildickian absurdity, cyberpunkish triumphs of materialism over humanity, or dystopian tyranny. So it actually becomes kind of refreshing to see something that feels like it’s from the science fiction of 1951: Mars Explorer Barbie. (Yes, yes, Barbie, per se, didn’t exist until 1959.)