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 logo used from 1986-2002.
The studio disbanded in the 1990s. Dykstra has since moved on to Sony Pictures Imageworks as an effects supervisor.
Aside from the above, Apogee has also done effects for:
- An American Tail (titles)
- Back to the Future: The Ride (with Dream Quest Images and Imagica)
- The first three entries of the Child's Play franchise.
- Die Hard 2
- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (movie)
- Ghost Dad
- Ghostbusters II
- Highway to Heaven (one episode)
- The Last Starfighter
- My Stepmother Is an Alien
- Never Say Never Again
- Sewer Shark
- 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.