Captain Sisko said it best: “Where are all the flying cars?”  The simple answer, of course, is “Insurance makes them prohibitively costly,” but this is Major Spoilers!  We don’t deal in reality, here, so I echo his words: “Where is my jetpack, Cap’n Sisko?”   The idea of having my own personal jet propulsion system has always appealed to me, especially when you consider what a pain in the butt it is to get even the few miles to work.  It’s a five-minute flight, but a 25 minute drive.  Where’s Cliff Secord when ya need ‘im?  Probably hanging out with his super-attractive lady friend, leading us to today’s self-propelled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always loved when the real Bell jetpacks would appear on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘Lost In Space’, asking: Who’s got the coolest jetpack of them all?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. July 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    Warhammer 40,000 has Space Marine commander called Dante. Hes an 8′ tall, 1000 pound genetically engineered half vampire who wears golden baroque armor plus death mask adorned with a halo and his jetpack, made in similar style has massive angel wings. Hard to beat that.

  2. July 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Probably biased as I’m building my own Mandalorian armor, but I’m quite taken with the jetpack style used by Jango and Boba Fett.

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