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The article "Space Gothic" (March) notes that H. R. Giger's designs were biomechanical, in other words, blending both organic and technical elements.

Furthermore, Les Dilley was quoted as saying that his hardest challenge on Alien was the translating of Giger's designs into three dimensions.

If memory serves, one of the least pretentious of all television series—England's "Dr. Who" —had a three-part series (set in Scotland's Loch Ness region) which brilliantly used 'organic-technical" sets. (The bug-eyed monsters in this story manipulated fungoid spaceship controls and plantlike weapons.) Question: How long did it take to build the "Dr. Who" sets?

Martin Gross

New York, New York

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  • APA 6th ed.: (May 1979). Calling Dr. Who. American Film p. 6.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Calling Dr. Who." American Film [add city] May 1979, 6. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Calling Dr. Who." American Film, edition, sec., May 1979
  • Turabian: "Calling Dr. Who." American Film, May 1979, section, 6 edition.
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