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, which would be ameliorated by even the least coolest jetpack.  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 those 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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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.


  1. Those wing-like propulsion systems several Gundam models got that create light wings, mirages and huge neon colored trails.

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