TOS Galactica Holster (Apollo's version)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Chrisisall, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    In research I discovered that Richard Hatch did not have a regular lefty holster made for him (they seemed to have only produced right-handed holsters in pre-production) - I can only assume that at the last second wardrobe found out that one of their stars was left-handed & cranked one out just before filming.
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    As to how they did it... look closely.
    LOL, all they did was slide a righty holster to the left side & chop a path through what WAS the front to allow for the trigger guard to slide through (A).:lol
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    Notice (B) that the space was closed up some to hold the laser tight.
    So, Apollo had a rather unique holster. Here's my version:
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    And with gun securely in it:
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    Update when I'm actually done.:cool
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. greg883

    greg883 New Member

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    Never underestimate the creativity of a prop or wardrobe department under a deadline!
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The prop dept is used to being under the gun!
     
  4. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    Yeah, and I've read that while filming the pilot, they were plagued with small stupid problems- many of the costumes were still being sized to the cast, and MANY safety pins were employed just out of camera view.:lol
     
  5. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    LOL. Somehow, with your RPF name, I thought I'd see you on this thread!:love
     
  6. reaper63

    reaper63 Sr Member

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    yeah, it seems the prop department was not ready for ANY lefties, Since Athena also had the converted holster When she wore one.

    Very interesting :)
     
  7. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    LOL, and I conjure they just gave her Apollo's to use!!!!:lol:lol
     
  8. reaper63

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    even when they were on the screen at the same time wearing it? lol
     
  9. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    Split screen, dude!:cool
    Kidding. So I guess they hacked more than one up, then.:)
     
  10. Apollo

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    Herb was wearing a Tunic and a towel all through the first day no pants for Mr Jefferson! :lol


     
  11. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    :lol:loveDude, that's so funny, LOL, that's one I hadn't heard!!:lol:lol
     
  12. babroseker

    babroseker New Member

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    It's always enjoyable to hear back stories like this from production.
     
  13. CJP

    CJP Well-Known Member

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    I've got the Athena holster (and belt) and it was definitely another in addition to the Apollo holster.

    Apogee didn't make any left holsters, other than the right-to-left conversions. About halfway through the season, After Apogee was out of the picture, Universal made a few true lefts for the principals to use when they were sporting two holsters.

    None of the holsters were brown plastic. All were painted.

    Chris
     
  14. Chrisisall

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    Yeah, Apollo's holster in Experiment in Terra was a true (white) leftie.:love
     

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