Alien Attack on SGU
There is one model with some basic variations in terms of height and scale, and a maximum of six aliens on board pushing Star Trek-like buttons.
As far environments, Gross says they were responsible for creating a gas giant in "Darkness," which was recognizable yet contained an alien quality. On "Light," the featured environment was the sun. Again, Image Engine used reference from our own solar system, and NASA, in getting exceedingly close to the sun with a lot of creativity.
Garrad concludes, "They are definitely upping the threshold and we couldn't have done it without the previous alien work in District 9. We can use what we have and push forward at the same time. We'll just have to see if the aliens return in season two."
Bill Desowitz is senior editor of AWN & VFXWorld.