Visual Effects genius and the man behind the effects of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, Gary Hutzel, has passed away at age 60. Mr. Hutzel, who was nominated for 20 Emmy awards and won four, was also the FX lead for the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Caprica, and Defiance.
In other news, the man who built R2-D2, Tony Dyson has also died. After his work on Star Wars, Mr. Dyson set up two clubs in the UK to allow people to build their own R2 units. Builders from those clubs were the ones that built the R2-D2 prop used in last year’s The Force Awakens.
Several people (own beloved Dave included) had a DVR goof-up since some providers listed the episodes of Caprica as “reruns” and not as “new.” Technically, they have been run before, but not here in the US.
Fear not. SyFy is being benevolent and streaming the final five episodes on their website for free.
Some new clips and some thoughts and ideas behind the new show. I think people expecting this to “replace” BSG will be disappointed, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a good show.
[Update 04/01/09: It appears SyFy has pulled the clip. Sorry Gang]