Ron Thornton (1957–2016)


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Ron Thornton was born in 1957 in London, England. He is known for Hypernauts (1996), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Babylon 5 (1993). He was married to Lada. He died on November 21, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Hypernauts Visual Effects
(1996)
Star Trek: Nemesis Visual Effects
(2002)
Babylon 5 Visual Effects
(1993-1996)
Spaceballs Visual Effects
(1987)

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 2016 Blood Father (on-set visual effects: Pivot VFX)
 2012 Nashville (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 Teen Spirit (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Undercovers (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Not Without My Daughter (2010) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Pilot (2010) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 The Crazies (visual effects plate supervisor: Zoic Studios) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Sorority Row (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Deadliest Warrior (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Gladiator vs. Apache (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 New Captain Scarlet (TV Series) (CGI line producer)
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Chosen (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2003 Miracles (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor)
 2001-2002 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 7 episodes)
- Precious Cargo (2002) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Communicator (2002) ... (visual effects producer)
- Marauders (2002) ... (visual effects producer)
- Dead Stop (2002) ... (visual effects producer)
- Breaking the Ice (2001) ... (visual effects producer)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (additional 3D matte elements - as Ron Thorton)
 2002 Superfire (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 1996-2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 16 episodes)
- Endgame (2001) ... (visual effects producer)
- Shattered (2001) ... (visual effects producer)
- Flesh and Blood (2000) ... (visual effects producer)
- Ashes to Ashes (2000) ... (visual effects producer)
- Dragon's Teeth (1999) ... (visual effects producer)
 1998 Star Trek: Starship Creator (Video Game) (executive producer)
 1997 The Jackal (animation supervisor: Foundation Imaging)
 1993-1996 Babylon 5 (TV Series) (visual effects designer - 66 episodes)
- Z'ha'dum (1996) ... (visual effects designer)
- Shadow Dancing (1996) ... (visual effects designer)
- And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place (1996) ... (visual effects designer)
- Grey 17 Is Missing (1996) ... (visual effects designer)
- Walkabout (1996) ... (visual effects designer)
 1996 BeetleBorgs (TV Series) (CG producer)
 1996 Hypernauts (TV Series) (visual effects)
 1991 Highlander II: The Quickening (miniature supervisor)
 1989 After Midnight (miniature effects supervisor: VCE)
 1989 Robot Jox (miniature construction supervisor: additional miniatures)
  Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series) (miniatures construction supervisor - 12 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (chief model maker - 10 episodes, 1987)
- Retribution: Part 2 (1988) ... (miniatures construction supervisor)
- Retribution: Part 1 (1988) ... (miniatures construction supervisor)
- New Order: Part Two - The Land Shall Burn (1988) ... (miniatures construction supervisor)
- New Order: Part One - The Sky Shall Swallow Them (1988) ... (miniatures construction supervisor)
- Freedom One (1988) ... (miniatures construction supervisor)
 1987 Spaceballs (model department special design: Apogee, Inc.)
 1986 Critters (visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (visual effects producer: Foundation Imaging - 2001 director's edition)
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