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Star Trek And Battlestar Galactica VFX Artist Gary Hutzel Dies

You probably never heard of him, but you have seen in his work on TV and film. Gary Hutzel, a four-time Emmy winning visual effects artist whose work includes Star Trek: The Next Generation and Battlestar Galactica, has passed away from an apparent heart attack this past Thursday, in Vancouver.

The 60-years-old visual affects artist started his career in the business as the visual effects coordinator for Star Trek: The Next Generation. During his time on the show, Hutzel created the Borg Cube breakaway model used in the iconic two-part episode titled The Best of Both Worlds. He followed Next Generation with a position as visual effects supervisor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where he helped design the USS Defiant, which also appeared in the 1996 film, Star Trek: First Contact.

After his tenure on Star Trek related projects, Hutzel moved to other projects including the sci-fi action thriller Red Planet starring Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss, Robert Rodriguez' Spy Kids, and the sci-fi drama show Defiance. Hutzel also worked on Ronald D. Moore's reboot of Battlestar Galactica and its prequel series, Caprica.

At the time of his death, Hutzel was working on Freeform's supernatural drama, Beyond.

The visual effects artist is survived by his wife Cathy, his daughter Frances, and two sons William and Andrew.
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