Posted: December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Deep Dark Space

The end of the year is upon us and sadly we have lost some great people in the field of science fiction.

Ray Harryhausen (20 June 1929 – 7 May 2013)

Ray was a special effects genius. As a child I was enraptured by his stop motion effects in films such as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and the fantastic Clash of the Titans (1981).

Whenever one of his films would air on television I would always, and I do mean always, stop whatever I was doing and watch. No matter how many times I see one of his films I cannot help but smile in enjoyment.

I realise that today his work may seem a little primitive, especially to young people that have only really seen CGI effects, but those stop-motion animations were, and are, truly alive to me. And without Ray’s efforts…

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