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propita August 17 2013 05:12 AM

Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
So I'm watching the 1954 version of "The Student Prince," and when I see Edmund Gwenn, all I can think of is Rygel. Gee, even the same moustache and haircut! Kind funny.

Was there ever anything written as to what inspired Rygel's looks? Or the others?

Or characters for other shows?

TemporalFlux August 17 2013 06:50 AM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
The most infamous thing like this is probably Contad Veidt's character in the 1928 film "The Man Who Laughs". The imagery is said to have inspired Batman's Joker; and the artistic similarities are a bit uncanny.

http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/08/the-1...man-who-laughs

Nerys Myk August 17 2013 03:55 PM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
In the Batman comics they actually redesigned Alfred to look like the actor who played him in the Batman serials.

Mistral August 17 2013 08:05 PM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
I always thought Oscar the Grouch was the basis for Rigel...

JD August 18 2013 06:15 AM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
Quote:

TemporalFlux wrote: (Post 8517766)
The most infamous thing like this is probably Contad Veidt's character in the 1928 film "The Man Who Laughs". The imagery is said to have inspired Batman's Joker; and the artistic similarities are a bit uncanny.

http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/08/the-1...man-who-laughs

I'd never heard about that before.

publiusr August 23 2013 10:26 PM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
Veidt was a great actor. He is perhaps best known from Casablanca.

Greg Cox August 24 2013 05:34 PM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
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publiusr wrote: (Post 8547823)
Veidt was a great actor. He is perhaps best known from Casablanca.

Or perhaps "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," in which he played Cesare the murderous sleepwalker.

DonnaEdwards September 3 2013 11:00 AM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
The imagery is said to have inspired Batman's Joker.

Neroon September 6 2013 09:48 AM

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DonnaEdwards wrote: (Post 8591986)
The imagery is said to have inspired Batman's Joker.

Infraction for spamming by copying others' posts. Comments to PM

Mistral September 6 2013 07:42 PM

Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
 
After giving it more thought, I've determined that Fish from Barney Miller is the true inspiration for Rygel.


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