Mojo, who does effects work on bots vs. human show Battlestar Galactica,
has just posted a gorgeous set of photographs that designers used to
create the look of the all-metal Centurion cylons for the new show.
Here you can see a cool "smackdown" picture of an old-school cylon
(featured in Razor flashbacks) going head-to-head with a
new-school one. What’s interesting to me, looking at these real-life
models for creatures who are pure CGI in the show, is how much they’re
intended resemble Roman soldiers. They even have butt-covering chain
Designed by Pierre Drolet, this cylon model looks pretty badass. (Omigod I am so funny with the ass joke.)
From the back, we see that the large power cell/backpack
has been faithfully reproduced. Perhaps the biggest surprise was,
against all odds (and the office betting pool), Pierre actually managed
to keep a hint of the original skirt! Now, instead of it being an
actual, fabric skirt designed to hide deficiencies in the costume, we
have a piece of flexible armor, further protecting the mechanisms
OK, I didn’t remember that the original cylons had skirts.
Wait, are those skirts or . . . hotpants? Am I watching The Apple? So confused.
Clean your mind by checking out more cool cylon photos at Mojo’s blog.
Anatomy of a Cylon [Darth Mojo]