Creator / Apogee Productions

Apogee Productions was established in 1977 by ILM employee John Dykstra. The company is best known for its contributions to the original Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It also created the CGI Paramount Pictures logo used from 1986-2002.

The studio disbanded in the 1990s. Dykstra has since moved on to Sony Pictures Imageworks as an effects supervisor.

Note: This organization has nothing to do with the company that released the video game Doom; or later Duke Nukem 3D, that was Apogee Software.

Aside from the above, Apogee has also done effects for:

Associated Tropes:

  • Canon Foreigner: The Epsilon IX design as seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The original concept had it as simply a radar station on the surface of a planet.
  • Stock Footage: Battlestar Galactica; which was further recycled wholesale into Space Mutiny.