In 1978, the special visual effects of Battlestar Galactica were state-of-the-art, accomplished by John Dykstra and his fellow tech-wizards, fresh from Star Wars.
Thirty-six years later, another FX wizard, Adam “Mojo” Lebowitz, has updated the effects in a segment from the episode, “The Living Legend, Part One,” to convince Universal to update the effects for the entire series.
Merrick of Aintitcool News tells us about Lebowitz’s copious credentials:
“Mojo has been around for some time, having served in various capacities on some high-end, high-visibility Geek favorites. He was a Senior Computer Animator on BABYLON 5, a Visual Effects Supervisor on the lovely 2001 restoration of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, a digital artist on SERENITY, a Computer Graphics Animation Supervisor on STAR TREK: VOYAGER, a previz artist on JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND and OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. And, most relevantly, he was a CGI artist on Ron Moore’s reinvention of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.”
Let’s see Lebowitz’s wizardry in action.