My friend’s name is David and I was commenting on the fact that Roeg used actors with the name David in both movies as the stars of the films.
David Gulpilil is the actor who plays the young indigenous teen in Walkabout and of course David Bowie plays
The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Then this morning I see this news story about the British astronaut who is in space right now –
Tim Peake's first space walk cut short after water found in US astronaut Tim Kopra's helmet, NASA says
and NASA specifically use the word WALKABOUT in that news story,
“Astronaut Tim Peake has become the first Briton to walk in space, undertaking a tricky mission to replace an electrical unit while under cover of darkness.
Mr Peake and US colleague Tim Kopra switched their spacesuits on to battery power, marking the official start of the floating debut for Mr Peake, who is also the first British astronaut to fly to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS).
But the discovery of water in Mr Kopra’s helmet brought an early end to the walkabout, NASA said.”
But Major Tim Peake yesterday rejected that offer, made by a friend, and then disappointed Bowie fans worldwide by saying that he was unlikely to repeat the pop antics of the Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, despite counting guitar-playing among his skills.
Major Tim - Britain to send astronaut into space