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KillroysGhost5 karma

Hello Mr. Cantwell thank you for your contributions to cinematic history as well as modern technology. Coincidentally, I am currently browsing Reddit while watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, and stumbled upon your AMA.

Here's my question: in space movies like Alien, the ships are cramped and dark which sets the tone of the film. In 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's the opposite, all white and clean, despite HAL basically murdering most of the crew, also very unsettling.

How much care do you put into designing the interior of spaceships as opposed to the exterior in relation to the tone the scenes convey? Was the Death Star and Star Destroyers mostly black and grey because they represented the villain or for movie military reasons?

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I’ve been reading a lot of WWII questions which are fascinating, so here’s an architecture one:

How have you seen the industry change over your years and what advice do you have for a recent graduate working towards licensure?

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Oh man I used to love Medieval Times, as a kid. How many are still in operation?

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Follow up question: what the hell happened with the AT-AT walker (camel/dog walker)? How is that practical on any terrain type? It can't do hills or slopes because of its high center of gravity, it is easy to topple by entangling its feet, not to mention top heavy? It can barely hold enough troops to justify its use...? I don't know if you're responsible for it but we want answers.