I installed WordPress Jetpack recently. Among other features, it tracks traffic to individual blog posts. It’s interesting that of all the topics I’ve blogged about, this is the most popular post. There is not doubt that the special effects of that old series, especially the surface shots, hold up very well even by today’s standards. A 17 foot submarine model photographed while being towed in a lake has an element of realism that even computer graphics can’t match. It is no accident that the movies comprising The Lord of the Rings largely eschewed computer graphics and used models for most of their special effects.
No particular connection, but seeing the passing of Elizabeth Taylor brought back to mind how much I admired (ok, was in love with) her when I was young and watched her in movies such as Giant. For those who are only familiar with the aged version of the lady, these photos show her in her prime. See what I mean?