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:
- 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.