Mojo, who does effects work on bots vs. human show Battlestar Galactica, has just posted a gorgeous set of photographs that designers used to create the look of the all-metal Centurion cylons for the new show. Here you can see a cool "smackdown" picture of an old-school cylon (featured in Razor flashbacks) going head-to-head with a new-school one. What's interesting to me, looking at these real-life models for creatures who are pure CGI in the show, is how much they're intended resemble Roman soldiers. They even have butt-covering chain mail!
Designed by Pierre Drolet, this cylon model looks pretty badass. (Omigod I am so funny with the ass joke.)
From the back, we see that the large power cell/backpack has been faithfully reproduced. Perhaps the biggest surprise was, against all odds (and the office betting pool), Pierre actually managed to keep a hint of the original skirt! Now, instead of it being an actual, fabric skirt designed to hide deficiencies in the costume, we have a piece of flexible armor, further protecting the mechanisms within.
OK, I didn't remember that the original cylons had skirts.
Wait, are those skirts or . . . hotpants? Am I watching The Apple? So confused.
Clean your mind by checking out more cool cylon photos at Mojo's blog.
Anatomy of a Cylon [Darth Mojo]