DOOM is one of the longest-running series and it played an important role in the development of first-person shooter (FPS) games. Thanks to its relevance, its characters have prevailed through decades. If you are a fan of one of them, then you will be interested to know that you want to send one of them to its place of origin, Mars.
You read that right, to the Red Planet. The idea comes from Gregor Punchatz, a creative director specializing in design and visual effects who was in charge of modeling the DOOM characters.
The creative took advantage of his Twitter account to ask Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, a space on a trip to Mars for the original model of the Spider Mastermind, one of the memorable bosses of DOOM.
WHAT IS THE SPIDER MASTERMIND?
SPOILER: Below will be information related to the first DOOM game.
Many remember the Spider Mastermind for his appearance in the original DOOM as the final boss. This creature is from Mars, so Punchatz’s request makes sense.
The original design of the Spider Mastermind was done by illustrator Kevin Cloud and Puchartz took it upon himself to draw inspiration from him to make a latex foam model of the character.
— Gregor Punchatz (@GPunchatz) January 15, 2016
Despite the fact that 25 years have passed since its creation, this model still exists. Some years ago Randy Pitchford, founder and CEO of Gearbox Software, wanted to buy from Punchatz, but the artist wanted to make him a new armor first.
Due to the materials it is made of, the model is deteriorating rapidly. To avoid being forgotten, the artist has already made new versions of the original model and others to scale from the original and even digitized it. There is a model of this character on id Software as well.
The model that Punchatz wants to send to Mars is the original, which is falling apart and would end its decomposition on the Red Planet if the trip was achieved. So far, the creative’s message (issued on May 7) has not received a response from Elon Musk. We will keep you informed.
Before you do that, can this gal catch a ride on a test flight to Mars? She is the ORIGINAL DOOMs Spider Master Mind model… she would like to finish rotting on her home planet. @ID_AA_Carmack can confirm her authenticity. pic.twitter.com/9vzf0q2GNc
— Gregor Punchatz (@GPunchatz) May 7, 2021
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