Star Wars OT Vehicle Designer Colin Cantwell Has Died

Bespin refugee - May 22, 2022

(Note: The image used for this story is, of course, by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, but, features some of the ships Canytwell designed.

Colin Cantwell, who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Wargames, and helped to design many of the iconic ships from Star Wars, has died at 90. According to Wookiepedia, Cantwell helped to design the X-Wing, the Skyhopper, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, the 'Pirate Ship" (parts of which would become the Tantive IV and Millennium Falcon), Sandcrawler, and Landspeeder.


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