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Tom Scherman (1940–1995)


The world's greatest fan of the Disney film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", he once converted a small apartment he was living in, into an authentic, realistic looking hull interior of Captain Nemo's submarine The Nautilus.(much to the dismay of the apartments landlord!) See more trivia »

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Flesh Gordon
Flesh Gordon Visual Effects
Robot Jox
Robot Jox Visual Effects
The Crater Lake Monster
The Crater Lake Monster Visual Effects
Rocketship X-M
Rocketship X-M Visual Effects


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 1989 Robot Jox (model maker)
 1977 The Crater Lake Monster (special miniature effects)
 1974 Flesh Gordon (special photographic effects)
 1950 Rocketship X-M (designer: rocket effects - 1979 revised version, uncredited) / (miniatures: rocket effects - 1979 revised version, uncredited)
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 1993 Time Machine: The Journey Back (Video documentary) (Time Machine restoration crew)
 1966 Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (titles)
 1964 The Thrill Killers (title designer)
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 2012 Captain Movies' Shorts (co-writer) (completed)
 1976 The Further Adventures of Major Mars (Short) (uncredited)
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 1974 Flesh Gordon (special properties)
 1950 Rocketship X-M (special props: new footage - 1979 revised version, uncredited)
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 1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (Documentary) (set designer)
 1985 Night Train to Terror (set designer: God and Satan coach)
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 1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (Documentary) (sound)
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 1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (Documentary) (transportation)
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 1993 Dinosaur Movies (Video documentary) (special thanks)

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Even though he was dying of lymphoma his last act was supervising construction of the Paris Disneyland's (now EuroDisney) full-sized Nautilus. As the world's biggest 20,000 Leagues fan and model builder of more model Nautilus's than you can shake a stick at (for exhibition at Disneyland, etc.) this was certainly fitting. He was also responsible for introducing noted science fiction author Ray ... See more »

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