The USS Palomino meets the USS Cygnus
I have said in another post that The Black Hole Film (created by Disney) is one of my favourite films, apart from a few problems with the production (due to the Actors reluctance to where some spacesuits in some for some scenes, But that was a rumour at the time).
The film was really in many people’s minds a salute to 20.000 leagues under the sea, by Jules Verne. the obsessed commander on some private mission of madness.
There are a number of things that stand out in this film, the USS Cygnus looks awesome (not perhaps very realistic) been a glassy construct, but back in the 1970s we did not care about the realistic aspects, we only went to be entertained and to escape for a hour or so into a fantasy world.
Its was designed by Peter Ellenshaw and Robert McCall, But I cannot say who got the shape first, there is no data about it. But the films apart from its glaring errors is a visual treat and I remember picking this movie at the time to go and see over the also newly released Star Trek The Motion Picture.
I wanted to show off this image, created by Richard Turvey, but its does contain my model of the Palomino and the Cygnus by one of my favourite modeller Sean Kennedy in all its glass frame glory. a stunning model with the equally stunning background by Greg Martin.