Ralph McQuarrie concept art - Colonial 'Viper' (Battlestar Galactica, 1978) / Earth Defense Force 'Thunder Fighter' (aka 'Starfury' - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, 1979)

Ralph McQuarrie concept art - Colonial 'Viper' (Battlestar Galactica, / Earth Defense Force 'Thunder Fighter' (aka 'Starfury' - Buck Rogers in the Century,

Battlestar Galactica concept. "Following the opening of Star Wars I was contacted by Glen A. Larson. When I went in to talk to him he described his idea for a 'Wagon Train' in outer space. It sounded interesting so I agreed to do it. The Empire Strikes back had not started yet so I came to George and explained the job, he said go ahead...." http://filmsketchr.blogspot.com/2010/06/ralph-mcquarrie-made-battlestar.html

Battlestar Galactica concept. "Following the opening of Star Wars I was contacted by Glen A. Larson. When I went in to talk to him he described his idea for a 'Wagon Train' in outer space. It sounded interesting so I agreed to do it. The Empire Strikes back had not started yet so I came to George and explained the job, he said go ahead...." http://filmsketchr.blogspot.com/2010/06/ralph-mcquarrie-made-battlestar.html

Battlestar Galactica 1978, Star Ship, Science Fiction Art, Kampfstern Galactica, Spacecraft, Starwars, Interstellar, Model Building, Sci Fi

Snowspeeder concept by Ralph McQuarrie

gameraboy: “Snowspeeder concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston from February, 1978 for The Empire Strikes Back.

Gavin Rothery - Directing - Concept - VFX - Gavin Rothery Blog - Spaceships that became other Spaceships #2: The Colonial Viper

Spaceships that became other Spaceships #2: The Colonial Viper

Terran Starfighter (from Buck Rogers In The Century), sketch by Ralph McQuarrie

Battlestar Galactica concept sketch for the Ovion by Ralph McQuarrie

Battlestar Galactica concept sketch for the Ovion by Ralph McQuarrie

Buck Rogers

2008 is the anniversary of the ABC television show Battlestar Galactica which was eventually re-made into an award winning Sci-Fi Channel series. Here is the complete history of the Viper, the iconic fighter ship from my favorite TV series of all time.

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