Many years ago my friend GORDON CLARK hatched an animated project about a bio-dome of cattle lost in outer space. It was called CATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
While the Sci-fi set-up is a cross between “LOST IN SPACE”, “SILENT RUNNING” and “SPACE 1999”, this story would have been largely a musical, with the bufoonish space cowboy singing lots of goofy songs to his sidekicks (a robot and a lost Russian cosmonaut Dog) as they all sat around an electronic camp fire, between whacky adventures in space, dealing with the manic CAPTAIN COW; An intergalactic bovine warrior who wants to set the cattle free.
Having been conceived by Gordon, it was bound to be a very funny show, coz he is a very funny man. Sadly, it was long ago consigned to that ever-growing pile of “would have been great” but “never got made” projects that I’ve been involved with over the years, which is a pile containing my favourite projects ever. This marker sketch is some of the pitch art (and character designs) I did for it.
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hey james- maybe with present technology the time is nigh to do these pet projects ourselves. makes me think of the amusing panel discussion from ralph bakshi i saw recently, tho’ from ’08. in it he says something like ‘if we just stopped wearing such fancy pants, we could afford to just make our fucking movie’.
Hey, Charlie! Yes, I saw that panel discussion. And Bakshi raises a very good point; don’t wait for permission to do what you want to do.. I just wish I liked his films as much as I liked his can-do attitude.
Were there bad cow-robots? Where they called "Cow-pie-lons?"
No. But there was an alien cow (called CAPTAIN COW) trying to rescue the Cattle.
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