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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

The ill-fated "Battlestar Galactica Technical Manual" was created for Realm Press by Kenneth Thomson Jr. and Mike McAdams with a foreward by Dr. Kevin Grazier. McAdams was responsible for the Galactica, the vipers and many other highly detailed pieces of artwork from within the Galactica's engine room, landing bays and internal transport systems. Thomson's images were strictly of the bridge of the Battlestar, and they were constructed from scratch for the Technical Journal.






















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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:46 AM


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:20 PM

Very cool thanks for adding this CM!
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:38 PM

Ken Thomson Jr. 's work.



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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:55 AM

A crying shame this thing was never published. Looks like a lot of work went into its production.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:40 AM

Kenneth Thomson Jr. stated that McAdams has no more interest in it. If I were Thomson, I'd secure the copyright and publish it. A fortune could be made.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:54 AM

Absolutely. This is fantastic stuff!

One thing though, I've never understood why a craft whose main purpose is to fly in vacuum has intakes like a jet fighter... To be fair, the same thing bugged me with the X-wing as well.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:29 PM

As I've always understood the meaning behind that, they're also supposed to function as atmospheric fighters, using air intakes as an alternative means of acquisition for combustion accelerant (air), compressed to be stored up later in extra-atmospheric use. Kind of like the Bussard collectors on the warp engine nacelles on Trek ships used to collect hydrogen and other base elements in space to be converted into deuterium for the matter/antimatter intermix reaction.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:00 AM

Very nice! I really like those bridge shots. smile.gif
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for adding this!

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

WOW!

I am in love with the tech manual. cylonclap.gif
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:49 AM

Were any Cylon related pages published?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:20 AM

I'd love to see something similar for the new series as well. The detailing in those CGI photos is simply amazing. I assume by 'ill-fated' it never got published?

And yes, I'd like to see some Cylon tech as well (although that was always kept a little more vague in TOS, as I recall).
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

Yeah, they really missed the boat on merchandise for both BSG's. I bet Caprica will be the same. *cries out* WHY!!!?
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:40 AM

:nav: That is really Cool!!!!! Loved them ALL!!!!!!
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