New and sealed in the original packaging. This listing is for the eFX Battlestar Galactica Viper Pilot Helmet Prop Replica Dual Signature. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.The original Colonial Viper Pilot helmet was created in 1977 for a proposed 7 hour ABC mini-series named Battlestar Galactica by Glen A. The mini-series starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.
The original concept sketches of the helmet were drawn by Joe Johnston, who was the Effects Art Director at MCA-57. In fact, at the time of the start of the pre-production, the exhibit was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The helmet was made by MCA-57 model maker Steve Gawley based on Johnston's concept sketches and guidance.
Early in the development of the helmet, Steve requested to fit the helmet to the actor with the largest head. But this was not possible since in 1977 the roles had not yet been cast. So, he recruited some of his fellow artisans at MCA-57 to try the helmet on for size. The goal was to make one size helmet to fit all.The series pilot first aired on September 17, 1978. In 1979, Battlestar Galactica won two Emmys for Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical Craft for a series. It was also nominated for Outstanding Art Direction the same year. To ensure a faithful reproduction of this iconic helmet, eFX's engineers digitally scanned an original, screen used helmet. Included is a numbered plaque hand signed by both Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.
EFX thanks Steve Gawley, Jon Billings and Greg Jein for their invaluable contributions to this project. Accurate 1:1 Replica of the "Hero" Colonial Viper Helmet seen on-screen - Dual Signature Edition: Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict - Scanned from an original screen-used helmet. Eagle cast from an orginal piece. Cast is high quality fiberglass and resin - LED Lighting effects - eFX Helmet display/plaque stand - Certificate of Authenticty - Strictly limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Measures 12"L X 12" D X 14 H.The item "EFX Battlestar Galactica Viper Pilot Helmet Prop Replica Dual Signature Sealed" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Props\Reproductions". The seller is "golfingood" and is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.