Some fans will say that Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica had a few too many similarities from the space battles to the characters. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that BSG similarities between the original Cylons and Darth Vader’s mask come from the same inspiration — Samurai costumes.
Darth Mojo Blog reports:
“It was supposed to be a 2000-years-old, ancient Cylon,” Cylon builder Pierre Drolet continued. “A different model, but still recognizable as Cylon. We both liked the idea of what a samurai Cylon would look like, so, from there, I start to build and design it. The first model I presented had to much of the feel of Darth Vader, so I took off two layers of the helmet band.”
Read the full article here:
(SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the second half of the Battlestar Galactica’s 4th — and final — season, don’t click on the link!)
bsg vfx: anatomy of an (ancient) cylon (via Darth Mojo)