Posts Tagged ‘2001: a space odyssey


The Ultimate Trip

I had a mind boggling day yesterday. Mary had scheduled a Podcast with Dan Richter and I called Gary Lockwood to tell him Dan would be here. Dan got to our studio first and Gary soon after.

Before Gary arrived we asked Dan if he’d like to wear his Moonwatcher mask and he agreed. For me this was one of those moments so amazing in my life. This would be the first time in over 50 years he would wear the mask again.

Gary showed up afterwards and we did the Podcast. What followed afterwards was many stories about my hero Kubrick and how grateful these two men were to have worked and been friend let alone the opportunity to work on the greatest movie ever made. They talked like two fans of the film. We all geeked out together about 2001.

Gary has been to SNG many times over the last 6 years but it was Dan’s first time. It was great to see them both hug when Gary arrived. It was a nice reunion.

After Dan left, Mary, myself and Gary went to dinner and we shared our Hollywood stories about the great men and women we had worked with and were friends with over the years.

I could go on at length about this. No film or director ever had more effect on my life that 2001: a space odyssey. To have had the fortune to meet and became friends with two people that added to my continuing journey of a great work of art they themselves made possible with their incredible genius and creativity is far beyond anything I thought would happen to me when I sat in the movie theatre in 1968. I was 16th and I was changed forever.

I will be writing a story about this day soon to be encapsulate the experience. Thank you so much Dan and Gary!


Many Pictures of the Space Station build progress

This is just amazing building this from scratch being that it’s my very favorite film of all time.

Only having 8 weeks to do this model I’m building by the seat of my pants. And Exacto Knife, Styrene, resin and silicone molding materials to name a few and you get a model.

I have found that I can do this work faster and more to my liking than using so called modern tools such as a laser cutter or 3D printer. I could just get in there and get going.

Cris Adrian did make me a few parts that really did speed things u for me such as the hub faceplate and girders for the under construction part of the station. You can see them in the BKG and they will be gang molded to produce the many parts I will need.

Enjoy the pictures as I storm along and thank you Adam Savage for this opportunity!


Space Station Progress

April 2021

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