Two of Zoic’s Iconic Space Ships Featured
Space.com recently created a list of all time greatest space ships ever assembled in Sci Fi. From the iconic pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica to the incredible dog fights in Firefly and Serenity, Zoic Studios has had the privileged opportunity to bring to life ideas using incredible powers of CG and creative vision. Both the ragtag crew from Firefly and the space battles from Battlestar Galactica hold a special place in the Zoic heart. Below are some brief recaps from our fans from space.com. We’re grateful they liked the sci fi ships and VFX production from the series. We’ve reposted our two features and snippets below. Find the full article here.
The Pegasus from Battlestar Galactica
When the 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica was given a dark and gritty reboot in 2004, it was noted for it’s amazing spaceship designs. In a TV series filled with amazing ships, it’s hard to pick just one. But there’s something special about the titular Battlestar Galactica, the ship which flees a relentless attack by the monstorous Cylon raiders and journey’s to the fabled 13th Earth colony, according to Galactica Fandom. Sure, it’s not a networked ship and yes, it takes some heavy damage against the Cylons when attacked. But it’s adaptable and flexible; during one memorable season 2 episode, Flight of the Pheonix, the ship’s computers are affected by a Cylon virus, the ship is used to return the favor. And Battlestar manages to stay one step ahead of the Cylons in many cases, safely using its faster-than-light drive to escape. New Caprica and the Battle star universe wouldn’t be the same without the Pegasus space ship.
Serenity from Firefly
Joss Whedon’s Firefly, famously canceled after just one season, was noted for its grim and gritty ‘space western’ approach, was supposedly inspired by the John Wayne film Stagecoach, according to the Hollywood Reporter. As such the featured spacecraft, the serenity, is a bit of bucket of bolts – built for practically not comfort. Sure, Serenity doesn’t have the trappings of more elegant spaceships. There’s no warp drive or fast travel but here are very clearly toilets on board, counteracting the old “Star Trek” myth about their starships. It looks a bit like a warehouse inside, and it always seems to be breaking down. But fans don’t care, because Serenity is built to last. The ship’s modest appearance means it’s easy to miss when the crew members take on their main job of scrapping other starships for supplies. If it takes a bad hit, usually it can be fixed with scavenged parts. And above all, it just works. No high-fuss mechanical work needed here; just put a capable mechanic on the crew, and Serenity will give you all you need.