Design of "Archie" (the owlship)

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Any news on how they're going to design it? Maybe update the look, give it a few more bells and whistles?

Post some pictures of some ideas you might have.
 
I figure its got to have some form of wings on it, so I would make it similar to Kar D'argo's ship in farscape, crossed with Archie from the comics: a bulbous cockpit (with two windows at front like archie), a VSTOL capability, and wings that are like telescopic so when its in the lair the wingspan is tiny, and once its taken off properly, the wings slot out, locking into place. anyone thats seen farscape will get what i mean. and i would make it archie's colour scheme
 
i think archie will look pretty similar to the comic. i'd prefer a literal translation, but it may be a little sleeker
 
only problem i have with a literal translation in that archie is fractionally less aerodynamic than a brick
 
I can't imagine they can or will do much with the budget they have...thoughts.
 
no, they cant. thats partly why i suggested something similar to D'argo's ship. it was affordable and practical for a TV show budget. and wouldnt require any expositional "the reason this thing thats fractionally less aerodynamic than a large housebrick can fly is cos its made n designed by Dr M" expositional dialogue.

I think they have to be careful (and this isnt a dig at cryptic) that they dont make Dr M a maguffin for anything in the movie thats out of the norm (with the exception of electric cars) for technology, obviously thats apart from the effect he had with things like nam.
 
no, they cant. thats partly why i suggested something similar to D'argo's ship. it was affordable and practical for a TV show budget. and wouldnt require any expositional "the reason this thing thats fractionally less aerodynamic than a large housebrick can fly is cos its made n designed by Dr M" expositional dialogue.

I think they have to be careful (and this isnt a dig at cryptic) that they dont make Dr M a maguffin for anything in the movie thats out of the norm (with the exception of electric cars) for technology, obviously thats apart from the effect he had with things like nam.

but the airships are an effect of manhattan in the story. anyway, i'm sure archie will be changed to correspond with any changes they made with Dan's Niteowl costume
 
Archie's one of the things I really don't mind if they change, as long as it's not a total replacement. Giving the owlship wings, or vertical propulsors, or at least something resembling a functional flight mechanism, would be a good change, IMO.
 
Am I the only one who hopes they give just a TINY bit on insite as to how Nite Owl made the ship!
 
The awesome thing is that it was built practically -- i.e. not CG! An extra reported they were raising and lowering Archie on the day she was on the set (although she didn't see it); Dave Gibbons alluded to an actual ship on set as well:

"Rain's falling hard now and I'm led inside, through a grubby little hovel crammed with dressmaking dummies, past the huge halls of Karnak, into Dan Dreiberg's homely brownstone and down to where the Owl Ship sits. I clamber aboard in giddy delight."

I'm excited about that Snyder & Co. are avoiding CG in this case, as it will serve to preserve to noirish-yet-"realistic", Taxi Driver vision they seem to be pursuing (i.e. -- the opposite of 300!).

As far as fidelity to the look in the comic goes, I'm not worried! I mean, take another look at those set pictures!... Haven't we put concerns about the general aesthetic/"vision" of the film behind us? Now is the appropriate time to get paranoid and belligerent about the actors' performances, geek-tards! I'm lookin at you, Jeffrey D. Morgan!*






* Only kidding. Don't kick my ass.
 

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