ACCESS: Top Secret
- Jan 16, 2008
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Justo's project looks like a distant relative of "Archie" from WATCHMEN.
As much as I love the design of "Archie" (and the graphic novel "Watchmen" in general) I keep getting bugged over how it was able to fly. I can't see how it would have enough helium, nor have I seen vertical fan ducts, and as advanced the technology in "Watchmen" generally is, I doubt Daniel Dreiberg would have an anti-gravity device. ???XP67_Moonbat said:Justo's project looks like a distant relative of "Archie" from WATCHMEN.
I'm feeling a bit embarresed since it took me THIS long to realize that the bottom "concept" art obviously shows the 2001 spaceplane BACKWARDS resting on it's boosterozmosis said:
OM said:I'd link to the pic, buy the bozo running Doug's site has it all set up in a flash nightmare, and it's a bitch and three-quarters to swipe an image from that morass.
Barrington Bond said:
Barrington Bond said:
That is SFX Storyboard from Douglas Trumbull, not Stockimage from movie !Orionblamblam said:OM said:I'd link to the pic, buy the bozo running Doug's site has it all set up in a flash nightmare, and it's a bitch and three-quarters to swipe an image from that morass.
"Print screen" is the only method I've found that works, sadly.
I'd not put a lot of stock in this image, though. It looks pretty clear that the Orion was simply cut out of one photo and pasted over the docking bay image.
aim9xray said:Wait a tick - what's this? The Orion 2? The SpaceBus Industrie Z318?
aim9xray said:Thanks for the info!
Hmmm. The amount of station-keeping to keep the "Titov" stationary with respect to that window makes my head hurt.
Perhaps the production photographer wanted the white model against a black background?
Orionblamblam said:That model is barely visible in the Hilton office on Space Station V. It has been turned in to the Soviet "Titov" spaceplane, in model form:
Michel Van said:
also the Marsship from "Conquest of Space" by George Pál (littel help by Dr. Von Braun)
...An interesting film frame has surfaced recently courtesy of Doug Trumbull that shows McCall may have scaled the Pan Am Clipper about 10% smaller than the actual model to station ratio. The clip shows the Clipper in the landing bay, preparing for docking, and it barely clears the top/bottom of the bay. McCall's scaling allows for a couple more feet of clearing space.
I'd link to the pic, buy the bozo running Doug's site has it all set up in a flash nightmare, and it's a bitch and three-quarters to swipe an image from that morass.
You like the Nostromo? Then this will blow your mind:
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High quality pictures of items from many movies including Alien, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Trek, etc.
While this book does not go back that far, are you aware of this new book - Star Trek The Motion Picture: Inside the Art & Visual Effects by Jeff Bond & Gene Kozicki?I remember reading that much of the early design of the USS Enterprise was based on concepts by NASA.