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The Model Unit Autumn 2019 Update

GOOD OMENS

Good Omens, the highly acclaimed BBC / Amazon Prime adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s cult novel gets its DVD / BluRay release on 28th October. Miniature effects sequences featuring a Russian submarine and an American nuclear missile silo in the penultimate episode were provided by The Model Unit.

‘Director Douglas MacKinnon had come to us for the submarine sequences for the Doctor Who episode Cold War, and was keen to work with us again,’ explains FX supervisor Mike Tucker. ‘We were fortunate to be able to re-acquire the sub model that we had built for him back in 2011 and refurbish it for filming. The missile solo was built from scratch and stood about 12 feet tall.’

DOCTOR WHO

Also released on BluRay in October, Season 23 of the classic Doctor Who series gets additional effects for a special edition of Terror of the Vervoids, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker working alongside digital effects supervisor Rob Ritchie.

RED DWARF

The Starbug miniature originally built over thirty years ago for series lll of Red Dwarf got another outing recently to help advertise a change of channel position for Dave. Despite having crashed more times than a ZX81, the model still looked as good as it did back in 1989.

Good Omens

The Model Unit is very pleased to have been involved in the effects for the forthcoming Amazon Prime / BBC Studios production of Good Omens, due to air in 2019.

Having worked with us previously on the Cold War episode of Doctor Who, director Douglas Mackinnon was keen for us to get involved in a couple of sequences for Good Omens too.

We’re not at liberty to divulge exactly what it is we provided at this stage, but the teaser trailer is available to watch online here: