Among the tools we use on "Lunatics!", one of the least well-known is . The "NG" is for the pure-Python version of the software which was forked and maintained by @morevnaproject . This version was easier to adapt to our needs:

morevnaproject.org/papagayo-ng

It's an editor that helps to time lipsync animation to dialog.

It's a big time-saver!

Soyuz on the pad, just after sunrise.

Because launch vehicles tend to launch towards the East to take advantage of the Earth's rotation, the Gagarin-Start pad in Kazakhstan does 'face' eastwards, with the support equipment on the west side, which makes this shot work out nicely.

From "Lunatics!" ep.1 "No Children in Space".

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The outside of the (fictional 2040-era) train station in Baikonur. Aside from the covered platform, most of this looks like it does today.

Some great hard-surface modeling by Sathish Kumar and Chris Kuhn on this one (and some 'background' set modeling by me).

From "Lunatics!", ep1: "No Children in Space".

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Hiromi and Georgiana Lerner, arriving at Baikonur in April, 2040. The train station is a fictional upgrade to the real one.

A lot of "billboard extras" in this shot. Making the on-Earth parts of the story have realistic numbers of people in them was one of the challenges for this pilot.

From "Lunatics!", ep1: "No Children in Space".

(Reposting this to the new account).

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