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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: "FOSSTROMO" MODEL Reply with quote

Haven't posted for a while here but thought everybody would like to see hat I've recently find...

Well, here it is...

It looks like a model made from one of Foss' concept Nostromo(s) was built for a german film called Die Sturzflieger !
(Couldn't find anything more than the few pics posted below, sorry for that)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting Fred.

I've always liked that Foss design.

I wonder if they paid to use the design.

Hard to tell what the model is really like from those photographs.

It would be good to see it on a star background but as you say there are not that many pictures of it.

I see the film is twenty years old!




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a spread on these designs in "Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss"



I would have to conclude that they hired him to do all the designs.

There's a clip of this film on Youtube, it looks kind of silly actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Qn1FLGe54

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah damn, now I feel silly... I have this book, should have checked if there was something related to this german film in it !

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Anyhow thank you Karl for the info !

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of the Blade Runner Blimp to a degree.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Reminds me of the Blade Runner Blimp to a degree.

Andy


I agree Andy as I think the blimp idea came directly from this unused concept Nostromo by Foss !



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8th_Passenger wrote:


I've always liked that Foss design.



Same here, Colin !

I've always loved this design, but I'm not sure it would have looked that good from other angles, notably the rear. (who said it has a big bottom ?)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Fred...Drop Ship in German? Very Foss indeed Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find..!

IMDB lists "Chris Foss" as "production designer: star ship"
It also mentions, "Partly filmed at a set built for the scene in Enemy Mine (1985) when Davidge is brought to the hospital in the starship".


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Die Sturzflieger" translates as "The Nose divers" - I suppose the title refers to the slightly gung-ho attitude of the main characters.

I had seen that movie ages ago; can't remember a thing about it, other than it confirming
at the time my suspicion that German film makers didn't really get science fiction.
I remember it being chokefull of plagiarized ideas.

But, maybe, I'm being unfair and need to watch it again.
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