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'Star Wars' Concept Designer Ralph McQuarrie Passes Away at 82

Sad news comes at the end of the weekend as a man who has influenced film for decades and is responsible for some of the most iconic cinematic science fiction creations of all-time has passed away. Geeks of Doom spread the news that concept designer Ralph McQuarrie, the man behind the breathtaking art that served as the inspiration for the look and style of the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away at age 82.
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Force-Cast: June 12, 2009

Genres / Sci Fi : TheForce.Net (6 years ago)

Join The Force-Cast as we pay tribute to Ralph McQuarrie with special guests including original Star Wars trilogy F/X wizard KEN RALSTON, Clone Wars Supervising Director DAVE FILONI, Clone Wars Concept Artist RUSSELL CHONG, Prequel ... Read Post

Exclusive Ralph McQuarrie Book At Celebration: Japan

Genres / Sci Fi : TheForce.Net (6 years ago)

Dreams and Visions Press is pleased to announce the Star Wars Celebration Japan exclusive release of Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie. Full details can be found at Read Post

Sci-Fi Gadfly Forrest J Ackerman Dies [Forrest J Ackerman]

Entertainment : Defamer (6 years ago)

Sad news: pivotal science fiction figure Forrest J Ackerman has passed away. Ackerman was a true renaissance man; he founded the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, discovered Ray Bradbury, and is widely credited with coining the ... Read Post

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