Star Wars Fun Facts and Esoteric Artifacts: Bossk’s Flight Suite was used in a 1966 Doctor Who Episode!

Bossk and an A-Wing rebel flight suit first appeared in this vintage Doctor Who episode.

This is from Doctor Who episode The Tenth Planet (1966). One can only guess how this happened. I would hypothesize the Lucasfilm production scoured England’s prop masters for things resembling flight suites they could “edit.” Star Wars Insider once wrote that the flight suit Bossk where is actually designed to be really cold and was an actual space suite of some kind. So that doesn’t necessarily mean the suits used in Doctor Who are the same ones used on in the Star Wars films. However, it would seem if some space suits made their way into British television programs, it would be more likely the Star Wars productions would have acquired those.

Doctor Who episode The Tenth Planet (1966)

Apparently Bossk shops at the same stores as these space men from Doctor Who.

Bossk from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

 

The A-Wing pilots must have thought Bossk was so cool they too would shop there.

Jedi Templear Archives

Photo via: http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/

 

You can watch the episode here:

The Tenth Planet Part1 by matrixarchive

Edit: Forum post and regular Now, This is Podcasting! contributor @WC_Animal dug up another image for us and lets us know that The Tenth Planet was the first regernation by the Doctor as well. This is from The Wheel in Space:

Doctorwho2

 

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  • https://www.facebook.com/paul.bateman.986 Paul Bateman

    These are ‘high-altitude Windak pressure suits’ from the early 60’s. Like every other film in the uk, not everything is built from scratch. A bunch of the costumes on the original movies were simply rented from ‘Angels’ costumers in London, a few more were purchased through local army surplus suppliers. This is how stuff like this shows up in your favorite flicks . These suits are in EVERYTHING once you start looking ;)

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  • Martin Hennessee

    Jamie’s darker spacesuit was apparently also worn by the Corellian pilot in the Most Eisley Cantina who introduces Ben to Chewie.