[26-AUG-2012] Historical document, still stuck in August 2012.
The reason this blog is currently behind (as of Feb 19,2013 when I am writing this) is because I had all of this posted in my personal Facebook page but I decided to rip it out of there and create it’s own timeline with the movie progress. Catching up is really hard!
Also, I am spewing this out as fast as I can when I have time to it is bound to have proofreading errors but I will have that corrected as my proofreader gets online and starts from the tail end and catch up. Eventually…
Uniform Concept for the Dreadnought: Invasion Six movie
Okay, so my original “personality type” or “model” for the role of Lord Commodore Ranor Broxton was Sean Connery (James Bond of course but also Outland) and Lord* Marshall Alianna Broxton was Sigourney Weaver (Ripley in Alien of course). I was going to do a “retiring couple on their last mission” type of story which would have pegged the “will they live-or-die” meter very high.
(*Note: “Lord” is used interchangeably for males and females but sometime I would say Lady Marshall or Lord Marshall, the Lay Alianna Broxton)
Then I thought, naw, let’s do a just-starting-out story and changed the model to Russel Crowe (Master and Commander) and Angilina Jolie (Tomb Raider and anything else she plays as tough-as-nails).
But then, I thought, no, more of a Russel Crowe and Sandra Bullock (Speed, as in “tough as nails” but “wow, I am way out of my comfort zone” type). So when the comic book came out it was more into the Crowe persona / Bullock persona in those movies.
For the animated movie, Ranor Broxton will be played by Cliff Simon (Ba’al from Stargate SG1) and Alianna Broxton (Commander Susan Ivanova, Babylon 5) will be played by Claudia Christian. Their likeness will be captured on the animated figures, so that ought to be something really cool. (More on that, coming soon…)
Which all leads to creating the uniform for Ranor. I don’t think I ever mentioned “Russel Crowe” to them but it’s been a while, so who knows. AT any rate, they just slapped together Russel Crowe on top of familiar costumes all in a row to get some concept for the space uniform. Some, if not all of these uniforms should look familiar…