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SEASTAR 5 

INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

BEYOND THE SERIES...

 

 

Welcome to beyond the series of SEASTAR 5 .

 

On this page you will find images of the Characters , Vehicles that feature in the series of episodes....together with behind the scenes images....additional pictures from the series which have not been used.....and also preview images for the next episodes in the series - Eleven and Twelve - OPERATION SEA HAMMER .

 

 

So here we go ....this is the World of SEASTAR 5 !!

 

 

 

SEASTAR 5 ...THE BEGINING...

 

Welcome to the Series Guide for SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS . 

A science fiction underwater adventure series created by Richard Dixon and produced in the north of England in a photo story model animation format to illustrate the idea concept in a visual form .

The story was written in October 2012 and over the following six years created at his TPD STUDIOS and on location .

Photography , Model animation techniques have been used together with Digital Artwork ....all combined to present the story in an all action presentation picture book style for a children's audience .

 

 

The story ......what if history on this planet is not correct and that humans are not the only species of high intelligence here .

 

Could a world that we know little about exist beneath the oceans and caverns of legend under our feet .

Intelligent races who have ruled these lands over millennnia .

 

The secret is now known to a select few.....and a super secret defence force has been created to protect our world from the new dangers discovered in the Abyss . 

 

This is the world created in our story of SEASTAR 5 ....be ready to explore the deep worlds of legend.....

 

SEASTAR 5....a twelve episode photo story adventure series of underwater Sci-Fi action in the world of the 21st Century....a concept fully illustrated to tell the story for todays children's audience....in a very visual form.......

 

 

These are our main CHARACTERS....

FROM THE SEASTAR 5 SERIES......

 

 

 

CAPTAIN MATTHEW ADAMS - SEASTAR 5

 

 

COMMANDER JASON McCALL - SEASTAR 5

 

 

ADMIRAL JOHN PATRICK HENRY - MARC / MARINE AQUANAUT RANGERS COMMAND .

 

 

BEN FRANKLIN - MIDAS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - MARINE INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE AGENCY FOR THE SEA .

 

 

COMMANDER - STAR KEY BASE - MARC

MILES RODGERS .

 

 

MARINE SCIENTIST - PIERRE LAVELLE

HEAD OF LAVELLE MARINE LABORATORIES .

 

 

MARINE SCIENTIST - STACIE LAVELLE

Daughter of Marine Scientist Pierre Lavelle .

 

 

KARENA BELVOIR - MIDAS SECURITY AGENT 

- CALL SIGN ' BLUE FALCON ' .

 

SEASTAR 5 - WEAPONS SPECIALIST 

LT . MIA  ZENSAKI .

 

 

THE PRINCESS MARRA 

FROM THE UNDERSEA EMPIRE OF TYRANNIA .

 

 

DSR-1 PILOTS - SEASTAR 5 

GRANT TYREE AND KARLA WAYNE .

 

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TO ENTER THE WORLD OF THE ABYSS....

THE VEHICLES - FROM THE SERIES .

 

 

 

SEASTAR 5 - SUBMARINE CARRIER BATTLE CRUISER

LENGTH 600 FEET.....SUPERSONIC SPEED CAPABLE  SUPERCAVITATION SYSTEM UNDERWATER .

 

CREW - CAPTAIN AND ELEVEN AQUANAUTS .

 

VEHICLES CARRIED -

     1 - RSV - LAND SEA ASSAULT VEHICLE

     1 - DSR /1 FLYING SUB - RECON UNIT 

     2 - DSR/2 DEEP RECON SUB 

     4 - SEA FLY JET BIKES 

     1 - SEATRAK RESCUE UNIT 

     1 - SEA TURTLE ESCAPE POD

     2 - MANTA X RAY - AIR-SEA FIGHTER

 

 

This image shows the SEASTAR 5 following its recent re-fit at Star Key Base . A new more powerful lighting bar above the command station of the super submarine has been added together with new interior layouts.....incuding a bridge up grade with the latest touch screen technology .

 

Nothing stands still in the world of SEASTAR 5 new systems are added on a regular basis . The illuminated insignia on the nose section has been removed and replaced with a new hatchway .

Behind this is the new Manta X Ray air - sea fighter launch bay which will appear in episodes eleven / twelve of the series .

 

 

MIDAS ONE - EXPLORER - DRILLING CARRIER COMMAND SHIP .

One RSV and one SEASTRAK carried together with three SEAFLY Jet Bikes . Two Aqua Shuttlecraft also carried .

 

 

DSR /1 FLYING SUB - TWO CREW -

Capable of atmosphere flight and undersea operation down to around 350 feet .

Two power systems and equipped for combat above and below the water .

Room for two passengers in rear compartment area .

 

 

DSR/2 DEEP SEA RECON -

Submarine craft which uses a highly modified interior DSR/1 body - not capable of atmosphere flight with a strengthened hull - a carbon ceramic twin hull design  , able to carry four crew and four passengers .

Diving capability down to at least 1000 feet .

Improved underwater twin aqua drive systems .

Speed capable to over 100 knots submerged .

 

 

RSV - Rapid Strike Vehicle....

Land and Amphibious capability....an armoured land and sea assault unit...also able to operate under the water .

Twin drive drive systems - underwater use and on land .

All six wheel drive on land . 

Normally two crew , but room for up to eight .

 

One SEAFLY Jet Bike is carried in the rear of the vehicle for air recon missions .

Multiple advanced weapons carried on each vehicle .

 

 

MIDAS - HELIJET TRANSPORTER

XD812 VIKING 4

 

A two crew jet aircraft...with STOL and VTOL capability .

Medium cargo bay in the rear of the aircraft with ramp door for access .

 

 

MIDAS SECURITY TRANSPORTER.....

A large truck with power unit used by MIDAS for transport operations in Hawaii from its Pearl Harbour facility to the Lavelle Marine Lab in the north of Oahu Island .

 

 

MARINE AQUANAUT RANGERS COMMAND - SEAFLY JET BIKE.....an armed flying unit used for all missions which require a quick and easy unit to deploy at little notice .

 

 

MIDAS SCIENCE DEEP SEA EXPLORER SUBMARINE

One of a fleet of six small explorer class science submarines used by the Agency for deep sea exploration missions . Normally with a crew of two to five aquanauts on most missions .

 

 

USS ATLANTIS ....

A medium sized transporter submarine on loan to MIDAS from the US Navy .

Used to take cargo and visitors to Omelek Island from MIDAS Building Hawaii .

The image here shows the sub docked at the MIDAS Wharf at Pearl Harbour .

The sub is partially raised from the water on a launch cradle unit .

 

 

SEA-TRAK .....

A drilling machine rescue unit capable of amphibious operations and underground cavern entry ....normally with a crew of two ....but able to carry up to twelve passengers on rescue missions .

A SEA-TRAK is carried aboard the SEASTAR 5 and the MIDAS ONE Carrier Command ship .

 

 

GOLIATH MOBILE SUBMARINE TRANSPORTER

A four hundred and fifty foot giant transport machine .

Carries a SEASTAR submarine from its hanger through a tunnel for launching into the ocean .

With a nuclear powered power system the machine can also power up the systems of a SEASTAR submarine independently from the hanger .

The machine also acts as a mobile repair centre for the SEASTAR it carries .

 

 

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MANTA - X - RAY - AIR - SEA FIGHTER JET

 

We will soon introduce a new addition vehicle to our SEASTAR 5 Series....A Sea Fighter Jet....able to operate in the air....and underwater .....which will launch from the nose area of the SEASTAR 5 .....it will appear in episodes eleven and twelve coming very soon to the web site.....

 

 

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ALIEN CRAFT FROM SEASTAR 5......

 

These are the undersea craft of the underwater people that we have seen so far.....

The abilities of these craft in the underwater realm are currently unknown.....we are learning more about them in each new encounter......

 

 

BLACK VIMANA - BATTLE CRUISER SUBMARINE

LEMURIAN IMPERIAL EMPIRE.......

 

 

BLACK VIMANA - BATTLE CRUISER CARRIER SUBMARINE

LEMURIAN IMPERIAL EMPIRE.........

 

 

LEMURIAN IMPERIAL ATTACK SAUCER CRAFT

These small craft are able to operate above the oceans in the atmosphere and also dive deep into the Abyss......

 

 

LEMURIAN FLYING AIR WING....

These machines are used by the Lemurian Imperial Guard in the underground cavern worlds of Lemuria as flying fighting machines and guard vehicles of the undersea empire .

 

 

TYRANNIAN OCEAN CRUISER

Main type of transport of the undersea Empire of Tyrannia .

 

 

BLUE VIMANA SUBMARINE SCOUT CRAFT

Lemurian Scout craft used by the Princess Marra of Tyrannia .

 

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF AN UNDERWATER ADVENTURE SAGA...- MAKING SEASTAR 5 ....

 

 

 

THE MODEL SHOP AREA

 

The bridge set for the SEASTAR 5 nears completion....built to 1/6 scale to fit the size of a miniature figurines .

 

 

THE ART DEPARTMENT AREA 

 

On the left a section of Star Key Base - just painted before adding to the undersea entrance set .The other set visible is part of the cavern set of Lemuria which is still being painted before going for its photography .

 

 

STUDIO ONE - THE ARTIFICIAL LIGHT STUDIO

 

Our large undersea model landscape set nears completion for episode ten photography of the Giant Squid battle scene .

 

 

STUDIO TWO - THE DAYLIGHT STUDIO

 

The filming of the SEA-TRAK reaching the Caverns of Lemuria .....a twelve foot jungle model set .

The Lemurian Jungle Cavern Set ...complete with both real and artificial plants....the daylight helped keep the plants looking good for the two week shoot of these sequences - plenty of water was used on the real plants during the filming .

 

 

STUDIO TWO - DAYLIGHT STUDIO 

 

THE LAVELLE MARINE LAB . This is the smaller of the two Marine Laboratory island sets built for the series....this was used for all the wide angle shots .

 

 

STUDIO ONE - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT STUDIO 

 

The interior of the MIDAS Jet transporter - model set / !/6 scale...this shot shows the set up for the landing sequence for the jet on Omelek Island ...the beach background was a twenty by thirty photo enlargement taken on location by our selves during the planning stages of SEASTAR 5 .

 

 

STUDIO TWO - DAYLIGHT STUDIO

 

Here we have the complete Star Key Base Hanger One set with the SEASTAR 5 ...together with the airlock set being prepared for photography with lighting tests in progress on the miniatures .

The complete set up was twelve feet in length and around five feet wide when fully assembled.....one of our biggest sets for the series .

 

 

STUDIO ONE - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT STUDIO

 

The Tyrannean Cruiser - Landing Ramp Figurine Set under construction . The sequence will show the injured Matthew Adams being taken aboard the craft by the Princess Marra .

 

 

STUDIO ONE - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT STUDIO

 

The Hawaii roadway sequence with the MIDAS Transporter....under construction . This is a very early picture showing one side of the roadway , which eventually will be double in size .

 

 

STUDIO ONE - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT STUDIO

 

Here we have the large model set showing the Lavelle Marine Lab on Omelek Island....with large photo print background....heliport is in the foreground together with the small jetty . 

 

 

STUDIO TWO - DAYLIGHT STUDIO

 

The Star Key Base - Hanger One model set ....the rear section of the Hanger showing the SEASTAR 5 miniature on its Goliath transporter . This image was taken while the set was under construction - the front half of the hanger has not yet been added to the set .

 

 

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THE NEXT EPISODES PREVIEW.......

 

" Operation Sea Hammer ".....the two part finale to the first series of undersea adventures of SEASTAR 5 .

 

SEASTAR 5 ....

The next episodes coming very soon to this site .

Episodes eleven and twelve - being made together ....the finale of the first series of SEASTAR 5 .

 

 

 

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

 

WILL BE BACK VERY SOON TO THIS WEB SITE WITH THE NEXT EPISODES....

PLEASE KEEP US ON YOUR RADAR .

 

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PORTFOLIO..........ARCHIVE PICTURES FROM THE STUDIO......

OUR FIRST ACTION MAN COVER SHOWN ON TELEVISION TO ADVERTISE THE COMIC .