I have been doing fewer page updates lately because the last few builds have been repeats of previous projects. If you'd like to see all updates, please "like" my Facebook Page. I'm not letting redundancy bother me over there. Click Here to go to my Facebook Page UPDATE: I've started linking Hi-Res pictures to some of the galleries. Master Replicas Snow Speeder Refurbish: The E-11 Stormtrooper Blaster: A Second Randy Cooper Star Destroyer: Another Super Star Destroyer: (Click on the picture for more pics) X-Wings! More 24" Star Destroyers (Click on the picture for more pics) A work in progress: The scratch build that started this madness The first time I tried this project was 1981. Just a few short years later, I was ready to try it again.
Update December 16, 2007 My Work Space. Star Wars. Imperial Holocron. Campaign. B-Side Blog. R2-D2. R2-D2 was designed in artwork by Ralph McQuarrie and co-developed by John Stears but actually built by Tony Dyson, who ran his own studio called 'the White Horse Toy Company" in the UK.
Many scenes also made use of radio controlled and CGI versions of the character. Original props of R2-D2 and C-3PO are used as audio-animatronics in the queue area of Disneyland's Star Tours—The Adventures Continue attraction. Design George Lucas's creation of R2-D2 was influenced by Akira Kurosawa's 1958 feature film The Hidden Fortress (USA release 1962), particularly Tahei and Matashichi, the two comic relief characters that serve as sidekicks to General Makabe.
Lucas also drew inspiration from the robots Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Douglas Trumbull's 1972 film Silent Running. The name is said to derive from when Lucas was making one of his earlier films, American Graffiti. Film appearances Original trilogy Episode IV: A New Hope Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
A common thread in science fiction is exploring the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations on people's lives. According to science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein, "a handy short definition of almost all science fiction might read: realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method.
Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures. It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated physical laws (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation).
§History §The term "sci-fi" R2-D2. StarWarsShop.com - More Products. More Exclusives. Imperial Holocron. Star Wars. C-3PO. Starwars blog. StarWars.com. STAR WARS Technical Commentaries. The Old Republic. Instant No Button! Star Wars funnies FTW! Who's the #1 Star Wars Action Figure? Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki. Home Page.