This new book goes behind the scenes on the award-winning TV series Battlestar Galactica to discover the concepts behind the designs of dozens of spaceships!
Battlestar Galacticadebuted on TV in 1978 and acquired a phenomenal following, breaking new ground for TV drama and winning several awards. It returned to TV screens in 2003 in a critically acclaimed reimagined series, with Time Magazine naming it one of the 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
This behind-the-scenes guide looks at the creation of the ships in both the original and the reimagined series, including vessels of the ragtag fleet and those of the Cylon enemy. Featuring artwork from the groundbreaking first series and the 2004 reimagined series, this volume explores the art of ship creation from the first sketches to the finished designs of the modelmakers.
Covering 18 key ships from the two shows, including the Galactica itself, the Vipers and the Cylon Raiders, the pages are packed with original concept art from designers Eric Chu, Andrew Probert and legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie.
About the Author
Paul Ruditis has written companion books for a number of popular television shows, such as The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek -- including the humorous holiday picture book A Very Klingon Khristmas and The Star Trek Visual Dictionary. Paul has also written numerous original young adult novels, comic books, and novelty books.
From the inside flap:
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: DESIGNING SPACESHIPS is a behind-the-scenes guide to the creation of iconic spacecraft from the original 1978 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, the 2003 reimagining, and the 10-part BLOOD & CHROME web series from 2012. The book follows the creation of each ship from early concepts to final design, with original concept art and CG renders alongside commentary from designers, artists and CG modelers.
The book covers all major ships from the series, including the Galactica, Vipers, Raptors, Cylon Raiders, and beyond.