While I am enjoying every single second in the bed,
Please help yourself with this wonderful collection of Special Effects library at IMDB.
The alien shown in the left side box is NOT an earlier prototype of E.T. It is the one in the Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I believe this later evolved into that ugly-lovely creature. Both films are taken by Spielberg.
The Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is still the most beautiful submarine ever existed. Yes, it exists. I guarantee.
BattleStar Galactica – those were the salad days of special effects. Carefully build a plastic model and it will immediately serve as the main character in a space saga. By the way there is no reasonal explanation about why the spaceship has to be like “ship” – If I were the evil alien I will throw a couple of good laser shots to the operating deck (in the center of the ship with bright orange sign) and it’s done.
And the fighters in Galactica – the hurdle of “creativeness” became so low after a single megahit called Star Wars. Paint the screen black, spat the white to create stars, put in a couple of grey space fighters and add green lazers at post-production. This was the formula..