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Old 27-09-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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http://www.thinktankstudios.co.uk/site/folio.php

Looks like some nice work being done on this new production. I gather the model work involves Bill Pearson at Shepperton...
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Old 27-09-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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Looks amazing. I didn't actually read the fine print. There seem to be a number of productions on the bench as it were. The moon stuff is excellent
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Old 27-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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I agree about the clean "Alien" look. The style is indistinguishable. Designs aside, the model FX should be good with Peter Talbot shooting them. BTW the director of the film is David Bowie's son.
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Old 28-09-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Its good to see model work like this regardless of design. The lighting shots on the moon look far more real than any CGI, so I have to say thats pleasing . If alot of it does look vaguelly Syd Mead or Ron Cobb in design , I'm not going to complain because it feels like they understand convincing sci-fi hardware. I'll save the bulk of my moaning until after I read the storyline.
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Old 28-09-2008, 11:46 PM   #5
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Don't get JD started on multi-wheeled vehicles: it's 2008 and I've j-u-s-t got him to stop blathering about the Overlander from Terrahawks, then this comes along! . I dig the multi-axle steering on the rovers.

Must say, story-line unknown, this production looks very good - 'bout time a Moon-based production came along.
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Old 29-09-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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It does seem a bit 'by the numbers' sci-fi fare doesn't it? I too will wait to see what the story's like. I remember drooling all over designs for the Final Fantasy film 'Spirits Within' and then finding the actual thing pretty underwhelming...
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Old 29-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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The only annoying thing about this so far is I roughed out a loose story based on the harvesting of Helium 3 for a possible film pitch. Although that's where the similarities probably end, I've now got to come up with another reason for there being a base on the Moon and some of the action.
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The only annoying thing about this so far is I roughed out a loose story based on the harvesting of Helium 3 for a possible film pitch.
That's a bummer. That used to happen to us in animation all the time. We had a manager who'd shoot down any idea that was remotely like anything else out there... Either that, or I'd come up with a concept and then be shown something very similar from the 'spec script' files...

Very frustrating, still - it shows that you're 'tapping the right vein' anyway.
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Old 30-09-2008, 06:22 AM   #9
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Looks amazing. I didn't actually read the fine print.
Hmm, maybe you should have: you know you're off to a bad start when the top-dollar production designer of your big budget space production uses a dime store spellchecker for the signage ...




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They're Dyson with death there!

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Old 30-09-2008, 05:37 PM   #11
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"In space no-one can hear you scram"
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Anyone hear about a release date? It is supposed to debut at Sundance.
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Oooooh dear...

"In space, no-one can hear you vaccum"

I don't believe I just wrote that...
Man that sux... or is that blows
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Yep, good thing I harvested early. Even the Thinktank Studios site is offline.

Btw, I did run across the poster, but I can't find the link. (found it)

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Old 05-01-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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They're Dyson with death there!

Phil.
Awful...
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Old 15-01-2009, 09:59 PM   #16
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I number of sites are posting clips from Moon. There is some spoilers in the clips, so take heed.

One set is at io9.com.

It is looking pretty good.
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Looks like it might be interesting. Those 6 wheeled moon rover thingies look a bit Gerry Anderson!
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Looks like it might be interesting. Those 6 wheeled moon rover thingies look a bit Gerry Anderson!
That is one of the selling points, for me!
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Old 20-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #19
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FX wise it should be very promising as they're using models and traditional Space:1999 style techniques. Peter Talbot shot the miniatures and he's one of the best in the business.
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Old 20-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #20
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After watching the vids and reading the links I can't say I'm impressed.
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