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TV's Sci-Fi and Superheroes by dusty-abell TV's Sci-Fi and Superheroes by dusty-abell
This is stage one of my huge attempt to draw a little bit of every cool science fiction and superhero television show I ever watched growing up in the 70's. There had never been such an amazing diversity of programs like these and they all did their part to expand my love of both genres. These shows had it all, drama, fantasy, high adventure, amazing production design (notably Space 1999 and the original Battlestar Galactica) great actors and actresses, wonderfully designed creatures and aliens (Dr. Who's Zygons come to mind immediately), incredible special effects and in the case of the Incredible Hulk the most haunting theme song ever recored in my opinion. Well, I still need to color this beast but I wanted to show it off at this stage because I'm so damn proud of this one, its taken me an age to reference all the costumes and ships, I just kept adding stuff, if I missed one of your favorites I apologize, Marvels 1978 Dr. Stange almost made it in and so did one of the moon girls from the great old Gerry and Sylvia Anderson series UFO! I could have put in almost every villain from Dr. Who and its almost criminal Davros didn't make the cut but there you go, you got the Supervoc SV7 robot and hes pretty cool too! Let me know what you think, cause I'm dying to hear, of course I hope all you 30 to forty somethings out there have some fond rememberances of some or all of these shows, and i'd incourage anyone unfamiliar with them to give them a shot sometime, see what all us old timers are always carrying on about. Happy Holidays guys and gals!

p.s. this is the mega huge version of this piece, i'll also post a smaller version to better see more of the overall composition
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:icondarkblades65:
DarkBlades65 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Buck Rogers. wow O.o im surprised at myselft! i forgot about that show!!
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DingoFan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist
Yep Space 1999, UFO, Doctor Who
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PhilippineComics Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
wow. very detailed work. 

www.philippinecomics.net/
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
What, no Starlost?

Seriously nice work.
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:iconsliversun:
Sliversun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconbububorg:
bubuBORG Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that Gatchaman's God Phoenix made the cut :)
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:iconpatronzero:
PatronZero Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Simply way cool !
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:iconjst1man:
Jst1man Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
This is very Awesome.. The only one you are missing I think is Lost in Space. This is an excellent job. You should find a publisher and go for it. All Black and White.
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DELTABW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This for me is my dream.... all my childhood... woooo... wooo... wooo...

Dan... :beer:
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markcartoonguy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
awesome...I remember all these shows, thank you so much for a great trip down memory lane.
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:iconpdubbz:
PDubbz Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
very cool man!lol Mork and the greatest american hero lol.Did he ever get the hang of flying?
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Hollowdeck5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My childhood in one picture,absolutely fantastic picture :)
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:iconabraham26:
Abraham26 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
hahaha I see the all american hero hahahaha
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mega Cool Drawing ..
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cattle6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
wow! Reb Brown as Captain America. i remember teh plastic shield and motorcycle.
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PnubaumTurk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
HOLY CRAP!!! and i thought i was the only one to remember Quark, where did you pull him out of Dusty??? geez and the man from Atlantis??? Dusty you continue to amaze me man another fantastic no!! an Uber Job dude!!!
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yelahttam Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
"Dear Dusty -
... stop being so friggin' talented, you're making the rest of us look bad.

Sincerely - The World."

If I'd had time, I would have attempted this. You rule. Bonus points for including Richard Benjamin. - mh
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is my entire childhood tv memories right here in one magnificent piece of work! :clap:
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williams731210 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is fanart!!
I heard twinkie from Buck Rogers
make that sound as soon as I saw him

Awesome
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strongstuff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
what an epic piece! amazing.
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done :clap:
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
hey thanks! glad ya like it so far.........
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:iconrobtlsnyder:
robtlsnyder Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's the coolest damn thing I've seen in a while. I can't wait to see it finished.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
its gonna be a little while for that, but Tom Feisters working on a cool color version of his own right now, its looking really cool so far............
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
awwww... yeah!!! Whatta great jamm!

thanks for sharing-- :w00t:
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
my pleasure my friend, this was fun............
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onecoyote Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
great work. I had forgotten some of these guys. I love how accurate you got the ships, they look amazing.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
thanks, lots of reference hunting on good ole google.......i'm a stickler for authenticity! plus most of these ships are some of my favorite designs of ALL time, i had to do them justice!
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onecoyote Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
You did them justice and way more my friend. Perfect
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McFinn138 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Minus Star Wars you pretty much nailed my early childhood in one picture.Man from Atlantis,Mork,even the awesome 70's ass Cap.
Well done my friend.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
thanks man, i tried to shoehorn in as many as i could, hopefully everybodies favorites are in here in some capacity.
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KarisPlayground Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
This is lovely. We seem to be from the same era, and it does my heart good to see basically my entire youthful heroes on display in one place. Thank you so much for bringing the joy.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
thank you M.............it was a load of fun drawing this and i'm super happy to hear you got such a kick out of it, makes me feel good hearing it!
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
Outstanding.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
wow, thanks.....happy to hear you're enjoying it!
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Yvw.
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ravensdojo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Sweet fucking mercy! Incredawesome!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
i hope i don't kill it with the colors...........were do you go from incredawesome??????????
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:iconravensdojo:
ravensdojo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Nah it looks fab-u-luss! My wordsmithiness will help me cook up an explosive new word combo to describe further greatness. Just keep crankin' out that quality, Amigo!
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MarkMorales Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
that's pretty great!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
thanks Mark, its for all the 40 somethings that still like to feel like kids now and again!!!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy crust! That's amazing!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
thanks man, glad ya like it!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know how you do it, bro! It's amazing. You bring back a lot of good childhood memories with these pieces. Keep it up!
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Bey-Fenn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE!!!! You blow me away with this stuff....Takes me back. Mind if I try my hand at coloring this one?
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
heck no, enjoy................
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VonToten Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
holy wow! this is epic! like wonder womans boobies!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Filmographer
not quite that epic...........stoked you like it, one of the funnest things i've ever sat down and drawn. now........the color!
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mhunt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
It's a great image, great work !

I think I recognize all of them, except maybe the girl in shorts..

Some missing, at least from my memories of tv would be Electra Woman and Dyna Girl and the other shows from the Kroft.. was it Bigfoot and Wild Dude ? and a super buggy (car). But EW and DG are the one more remembered. There's also , of course Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Captain Marvel and Isis.


:)

Great work !
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Filmographer
the girl in the shorts is the bionic woman...at least its my version of the bionic woman.

electra woman and dyna girl are here

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