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The spaceships of Syd Mead, by Syd Mead

The design genius behind Blade Runner, Tron, Aliens and many other SF classics, tells us about the movie spaceships he has worked on...

The Sulaco, by Syd Mead (Aliens, 1986)

True sci-fi movie fans need no introduction to the man for whom the phrase 'visual futurist' seems to have been invented. Blade Runner, Tron, Short Circuit, Star Trek The Motion Picture, Aliens...and movies aren't even all he does. There may be no-one who's so influenced the cars that now whiz by us daily - Syd Mead is firmly in the 'A'-list of people with a handle on how our future will look. In support of Top 75 spaceships in movies and TV, I asked Syd if he might give us some background on the space vehicles of his movie career, and luckily he obliged. So here, in his own words, is the background on some of the space vehicles of Syd Mead...


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