ATHENA

EXTRACURRICULAR PROJECT

 

The Athena is an Alcubierre drive ship (as far as I can tell) from the 2002 film Solaris, a remake of the classic 1972 Tarkovsky film (and a box office bomb, so you likely haven't heard of it). The movie traded some of the deeper themes in the original for a cliche love story. I think the film's saving grace is its production design.

I recreated the ship in SketchUp. As of now the model is mostly finished.

This project has been a balance between extrapolating details from the film (and from some concept art) and making up the ones I can’t see. Athena doesn’t get much screen time- about a minute and a half. So, it’s been a bit frustrating- some parts of the ship we don’t see at all, and other areas are only shrouded in shadow.