Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I kinda dig ED-209, but that’s to be expected. Who doesn’t love ED-209, with all his pig squeals, glitches that result in a bloody mess that was once a big business executive and just straight up badass design? Probably hippie commies, that’s who.
I also have quite the appreciation for one Mr. Phil Tippett who pioneered Go-Motion, which was an extension of the stop motion process. Much like the effects luminaries of old did for him, Tippett made a massive impression on my childhood, whether it was bringing to life the AT-ATs in Empire or Vermithrax in Dragonslayer or ED-209 in RoboCop. My childhood viewing material also included titles like Howard the Duck, Temple of Doom, Star Wars and Willow, all with Mr. Tippett’s unique touch.
So, I’m proud to present today’s pic, which has Phil Tippett checking out the life-sized ED-209. Click to embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is a digger.