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Dan Goozee Battlestar Galactica Related Poster Art
Written by Marcel Damen   
Monday, 11 April 2011

Dan Goozee worked as a concept and storyboard artist on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. He worked on projects like the landram, the batlestar battery and several ships in the fleet. Most importantly, in relationship to this poster art, he worked on the Ovions and their weapons. If you'd like to know more about his work, read the Dan Goozee GALACTICA.TV interview or check out Dan Goozee Battlestar Galactica Concept Art.



concept art for Ovion costume and rifle on Battlestar Galactica by Dan Goozee

concept art for the Ovion costume and rifle on Battlestar Galactica by Dan Goozee



For the Battlestar Galactica series Dan Goozee worked on the Ovions and their weapons. In Dan Goozee Battlestar Galactica Concept Art you'll find many examples of studies he did for this. The late 1970s the Star Wars movies and the Battlestar Galactica television series revitalized the science fiction genre. A real renaissance of sorts occurred in the wake of these great science fiction, fantasy hits. Magazines like Eerie, Creepy, 1994 and The Rook by Warren Publishing, advertized and sold pop scifi artwork, full color posters by artists like Tim White, Bruce Pennington, Gary Meyer and Dan Goozee. Next to making poster art called Battle of the Galaxies in 1977, Dan Goozee also made two other posters in 1979, shortly after finishing Battlestar Galactica. These posters, Intercosmic Combat and Invasion, clearly were inspired by his work on Battlestar Galactica.



Intercosmic Combat by Dan Goozee

Intercosmic Combat by Dan Goozee



Intercosmic Combat shows tri-winged wedge shaped craft with open snouts, gaping intake ports, wedge shaped canopies and red striped fuselages which clearly had the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Vipers as influences. The pilot of the lead craft looks almost Simian in his features. The pilot of the attacking craft looks somewhat insectoid. The flattened shape of the attacker with the large front canopy and dual scoops also hint to the old style Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider.



Invasion by Dan Goozee

Invasion by Dan Goozee



Invasion is a classic scene of 1950's era pulp-grade alien attack only beautifully updated in vibrant colors. The insectoid invader, clearly inspired on the Battlestar Galactica Ovion, has obviously encountered some hardship and crashed its spacecraft into the middle of a swamp. The spacecraft and alien seem to almost fit into the first poster's attacking spacecraft profile. The torn flight suit and shattered remains of a bubble helmet around the neck collar of the flight suit indicate that the landing was not a pleasant one. The strange energy weapon that the alien is wielding shows that it means business and that perhaps the bayou dwellers (seen in the house in the background) might be in for a rude awakening. Above, in the sky, are several more alien vessels making reentry. The "Invasion" has begun...

 
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