“Does it still look the same?” And, as the familiar opening sequence gives way to newly-shot footage, it’s no understatement to say it is utterly impossible to spot the join. This is a CGI-free zone, full of backdrop paintings, heavy-looking model spacecraft and polystyrene snowscapes. The effects are practical, the fire is real and — yes — the strings are very much attached. Stephen La Rivière and his Slough-based band of perfectionists have recreated the spirit of AP Films with the very finest attention to detail.
Two videos after the break.