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Started by warmcanofcoke, Jul 11, 2017, 01:27 am

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warmcanofcoke

Jul 11, 2017, 01:27 am Last Edit: Jan 19, 2020, 02:08 am by warmcanofcoke
http://www.thepropgallery.com/omega-special-effects-head-arc-of-infinity
QuoteDoctor Who

Omega (Ian Collier) special effects head - Arc of Infinity


An original Omega head used in the production of the long running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

This head was used on screen in the 1983 serial Arc of Infinity starring Peter Davison as The Doctor and was created by Richard Gregory of Imagineering for the special effects sequence where Omega (Ian Collier) decays in episode 4. This two part head piece is constructed from rubber and is hand painted to resemble the hero head, both the under skull and the cranium section of the head feature integral pipes which were used to pump gloop through he head during filming, small holes in the mask allowed this to seep through creating the effect we see on screen.

Despite being over 30 years old the head piece remains in stunning condition throughout and is still soft and pliable, the only minor hardening being to the ball on the top of the head which has become detached from the top section. The head when correctly mounted on a head form stands approximately 20" high and measures approximately 13" wide.

This represents a significant and desirable special effects costume artefact from this cult science fiction series.

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

http://www.thepropgallery.com/the-ergon-s-malcolm-harvey-head-arc-of-infinity
QuoteDoctor Who

The Ergon's (Malcolm Harvey) head - Arc of Infinity


An original creature head used in the production of the long running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

From the 1983 serial Arc of Infinity starring Peter Davison as The Doctor this is the original head worn on screen by Malcolm Harvey as The Ergon creature created by Omega. The head is the only one built for the production and is constructed from fibreglass, the alien looking creature has distinctive prehistoric birdlike features with a long beak and a large jaw filled with sharp teeth. The costume was designed to be worn on top of the head with the actor looking through a neck section which likely contained some form of helmet to which the head was bolted through a metal bar located in the base. The creatures brain area toward the rear of the head contains a bulb to the interior which is wired to light with a copper device driven by a motor which was intended to spin around the bulb creating a pulsating appearance.

The head measures approximately 36" long and stands approximately 17" high, it remains in good screen used condition with some age related wear and lacking the brain cover to one side of the head which allowed access to the interior bulb area.

A rare and highly displayable example of an original creature head from this cult science fiction series.

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.