Monday, March 5, 2012

Universal Studios Executives Posing As "Galactica 1978" Fans Go Mute When Ralph McQuarrie Dies

Conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie passed away this weekend. His passing is a devastating loss to the actual "Battlestar Galactica 1978" fan community.

 The fan community Universal Studios executives and its hired thugs from "Abraham & Harrison" have been unsuccessfully trying to masquerade as on,, and the Frakheads forum for a decade.

Ralph McQuarrie's 24 conceptual paintings (3 of them displayed above) formed the basis of the "visual look" of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series back in 1978. It was Ralph McQuarrie who came up with the basic look of the "Battlestar Galactica" spaceship, the "Colonial Viper", and "Core Command" (The bridge) pictured above, among many other of his visual concepts depicted in these 24 paintings from 1978.

His visual concepts were re-worked (not by much) and incorporated into the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series by model designers and model builders Grant McCune and Joe Johnston. And then by art director John E. Chilberg II (Core Command, Imperious Leader Chambers, Alpha Launch Bay, surface of "Caprica.")

This highly influential and important figure within the fandom of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series dies this past weekend, and there isn't one mention of his death or respect given to the achievements in his life on,, and the Frakheads forum.

It just goes to show you that none of these forums were forums dedicated to the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series at all.

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