Jan 31, 2019
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: GUY FOSTER
EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Lost in Space colorization artist Mr. GUY FOSTER. Guy is well known to the online Lost in Space fan community for his beautiful colorizations of B/W images from the 1st season of the series. Guy discovered Facebook in 2013 and started colorizing experiments of standard definition screen grabs. Later after the 2015 release of the Hi-def. Blu-Ray set, he challenged himself to produce images that would hold up against images from the later seasons originally shot in color. With, time, effort & experience, in this humble host’s opinion he has managed get as close as possible to that goal. As the popularity of colorizing grew online, Guy decided in 2017 to create his own LIS Facebook Group, The Priplanus Polycolor Collective, dedicated to showcasing his works. The Group has expanded to feature other artists’ colorized images, as well as, some delightfully unique compositions such as LIS themed graphic novels & ‘take-off pieces’ based on well-known art works, like Edward Munch’s painting ‘The Scream’ featuring Jonathan Harris doing what Dr. Smith does best. Fans of the show regard Guy’s Facebook Group as the ‘go to’ site for a vast collection of beautiful Lost in Space inspired artwork by a remarkable stable of talented digital artisans.
GUY’S BIO: Mr. Foster was born in New Zealand, but adopted as a baby by British & South African parents. As a child, he lived in Hong Kong for a time where his father was stationed as a senior officer in the British Royal Navy. At the age of two, he returned to the UK with his family & they later emigrated to Perth, Western Australia – which is beautiful city of 2-million and the most isolated capital on the planet. The state of Western Australia is a vast territory, about the size of Texas & Alaska combined! Growing up with many diverse interests, Guy had a particularly strong love of all forms of science-fiction, including of course, LIS. Later, he earned a Degree in Cartography (mapping) working in that field for approximately 30 years. Despite the strong technical aspects of Guy’s chosen field, he always had an unfulfilled creative streak, which in part led him to his passion for colorization. These days he’s a semi-retired stay-at-home Dad of ONE plus a noisy Siamese cat! We’re going to speak with him today about his love for Lost in Space, his stunning artwork & techniques, as well as a little background on what makes Australia such fertile ground for LIS fandom. Now sit back and enjoy this special interview from ‘Down Under’ with Mr. Guy Foster.
PODCAST INFO: This interview was conducted on 15 OCT 2018.
Guy’s Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/761084164073380/