Freitag, 26. Mai 2017

Colin Cantwell -Star Wars

Wer kreirte eigentlich
die (zumindest damals)
Raumschiffe für "Star Wars"?
Lange Zeit schrieb man sie
allein Ralph McQuarrie zu,
doch Colin Cantrell kann ein
wesentlicher Anteil daran
gutgeschrieben werden.
Vor Star Wars waren die Raumschiffe 
meist raketenartig, die
"Enterprise" und auch das
"Raumschiff Orion" waren
erste Versuche davon
Kubriks"Space Odyssey"
war der grosse Wendepunkt.
"Star Wars" setzte einen
weiteren Meilenstein.

Der heute weit
 über achtzig jährige
Colin Cantrell stellt
sich auf einem Forum
selber so vor.

Hello Reddit. I'm Colin Cantrell. 
Please be patient with 
me as I am 84 and this is 
my first time on Reddit. You may
 not have heard about me, 
as I like to keep out of the limelight, 
but I'm sure you've seen projects 
I've worked on. I'm looking forward 
to getting to know you and 
answering your questions!

A short list of my most favorite
 experiences are: 
* Being accepted 
to Frank Lloyd Wright's 
architectural school 
* Working with NASA to
 inform the public on the first
 unmanned space flights 
* Being Walter 
Cronkite's “Hal 9000” NASA
 connection during live broadcast
 of the first moon landing 
* Inventing the first real 
color monitor for Hewlett 
* Writing my first book CoreFires
 - a labor of love 20 years in the making

I've worked on the following 
movies & shows: 

* Lead star ship 
designer for Star Wars - 
I drew the original designs for
 the X-Wing, A-Wing, Star Destroyer, 
TIE Fighter, & Rebel cruisers. 
I was also the one who designed 
and sculpted the Death Star and 
gave it it's trench 

* 2001, A Space Odyssey 
- I worked closely with 
Stanley Kubrick and persuaded 
him not to start the movie with
 a 20 minute conference table
* Buck Rogers in 
the 25th Century 
* Close Encounters of a Third Kind 
* War Games