Douglas Trumbull, VFX Pioneer has passed away

While Douglas Trumbull might not be a household name, his work certainly was pioneering. He supervised the VFX on classic films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner. He even directed one of my personal favorites, Silent Running.

Arguably, he’s the man who invented “Starship Porn”.

He passed away at the age of 79 after fighting cancer, a brain tumor, and a stroke.