Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Star Tugs Bigg Weekend (Part 2)

In the last part, we took a look at company itself and the first carriage of the event. So, lets jump straight into it and take a look at what surprises lurk in the second carriage.

Moving round into the second carriage, we are greeted by a third of the four main villains of the series. This the model for Zak, one of Zed Stacks. Once again, modeled after a 1920s gangster. 

The next model is of the ocean going tug, Hercules. Here, we also see molds and such for the spare parts on his deck, Presumably these got broken off a lot and had to be replaced regularly.

One of the secondary characters was Burke. He was named after the infamous highwaymen "Burke and O'Hare". His character was that of a scrap dealer. 

Next up is Zorran, Leader of the Zed Stacks and the chief antagonist of the series. His character was that of a shrewd gangster who'd stop at nothing to get money, even if it meant piracy from the Star fleet. 

Sadly, as the trust are unable to get a hold of the actual models for Grampus and Top Hat, they are in possession of the molds and face masks for the characters and as such are on display here.

The next model that is on display is that of Big Mac. Sadly, what you see is what you get with him. There are no extras or accessories that came with him

The next model on display was that of Alligator Tug and secondary character, Billy Shoepack. His character was that of one that lived upriver and loved explosives. No accessories with him either.

The next model on display was that of Warrior. Warrior was characterised as strong, yet a bit stupid and clumsy. The model looks to be in great shape and sadly, no accessories on display.

The final of the main villains on display was that of Zebedee. Once again, modelled after a 1920s gangster with stubble on his face. His colours are primarily black and brown.

The final model on display was the latter half of the duo, Burke and Blair. Blair here, is seen in the same brown colour scheme as his partner, with the same hat on. This time, he has glasses on. His character is that of a scrap dealer. They are named after Burke and Hare, who were serial killers in the 19th century, who sold corpses to doctors in Scotland for dissection.

This exhibition is made by fans for fans. In it, not only are there loads of props, but also loads of information on how these types of show are made and the filming techniques used. Yes, it's not for everyone and it is a bit of a trek for most people in the UK, but it's definitely worth a visit.