Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stan Winston: 1946-2008

Special effects and model-making wizard Stan Winston has died at the age of 62 after a three year battle with myeloma cancer. Not only do I have fond memories of his work, but also of a book that he put out back in the eighties on model-making techniques, with the tricks of the trade spelled out in exquisite detail - everything from vacuforming to casting foam latex. Wish I could find it...

Monday, June 2, 2008

A Sad Day for 'Trek' Fans

Three icons of the original Star Trek series have passed away only a few days apart:

  • Robert H. Justman, a producer on both ST:TOS and ST:TNG

  • Joseph Pevney, who directed many of Trek's most memorable episodes, including "City on the Edge of Forever," "Journey to Babel," "Amok Time," and "The Trouble With Tribbles."

  • Alexander Courage, composer of ST:TOS' iconic music.