Joined: 15 Aug 2006 Age: 39 Posts: 160 Location: TN, USA
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:56 am Post subject:
Where was it in Existenz?
1. War Games
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. Hackers/Hackers 2 (Takedown)
5. The Lone Gunmen TV Series (X-Files spin off)
6. Prime Risk
7. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
8. Colossus: The Forbin Project
9. The Demon Seed
10. Jurassic Park
12. Weird Science
13. 23 (a German film)
14. Real Genius
15. Smart Money
16. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
17. Charlie's Angels
18. The Score
19. Mission: Impossible
20. X-files series (lots of hacking here...)
21. Office Space
24. Cryptographic Seduction (a porn movie)
Joined: 08 Sep 2004 Posts: 385 Location: Cybernet USA
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:07 am Post subject:
This isn't the best example either, but there's a C64 (unplugged prop) in the nurse's office in the American sitcom "Empty Nest", popular in the early 1990's. I used to watch this sitcom on and off, so I spotted the computer back then and you didn't see it only once, but on any episode that needed them on that stage. Personally I think it was a Vic-20, as I recall it was way too white to be a C64, but then again it's been over a decade since I've seen an episode of it.
www.dienstagstreff.de already mentions this and here's their crappy screen capture. You can barely make out the F keys, I think. Note how the TV monitor is turned on and on some fuzzy channel... oh wait, that's the crappy screen capture again.
Joined: 23 Mar 2002 Age: 41 Posts: 1018 Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:00 am Post subject:
Was watching Foxtel (pay TV) tonight and in an ad break the c64 was mentioned. There are a bunch of 80's movies on at the moment. The words were similar to "remember when we stopped playing Atari and started playing the c64". _________________
It wasn't. Just like there wasn't a C= in most of the movies he listed.
I did across some Commodore computers in a weird place recently. The TV show "Cops". I was watching a rerun from the 80's and the police had arrested someone and in the trunk of their car was a bunch of 64s and 1541s etc. Luckily they had the name of a school engraved on them so the police were confident they would be returned. I had a good laugh when the cop pulled out a 1541 and started talking about how valuable it must be. _________________
Another C64 appearance is in Red Dwarf season one - the keyboard Lister uses to delete Agatha Christie from Holly's memory is a breadbin. Oh, and the super computer used by Archangel in "Airwolf" had a familiar keyboard too... =-)
See, I'm glad I looked this thread up. =)
Also in Red Dwarf season one, when Lister is watching the soap opera in 'Confidence and Paranoia' he has a breadbox in front of him.
Since I'm still watching the ep, Agatha Christie may very well play a roll (I've only seen random eps of RD before so I downloaded all of the bloody thing and I'm going SEQ coast to coast =P)
Oh, there we go, Holly wants Agatha Christie novels wiped from his memory. CURSES.
Joined: 26 Dec 2004 Age: 34 Posts: 361 Location: Thetford, UK. Favourite Game: Dragon's Lair pt.2: Escape From Singe's Castle
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:48 pm Post subject:
A C64 turned up on Soccer AM the other week (a footy show on Satellite TV in the UK) when they did a sketch pretending to be in a board meeting in the '80s and it was on the desk they were seated around (Calvin Harris was a guest on the orange sofa so I guess it was in relation to that.)
Not a movie I know but still caught my attention. _________________
Man, the forbin project was made in 1970!! There were no Commodore computers at that time that I know of. The first PET came out in 1976 or 1977 AFAIK!
Hold your horses. Where did Lagerfeldt say there were Commodore computers in Colossus: The Forbin Project? WallacetheBruce asked for a list of films that feature "a hack" and I think everything on Lagerfeldt's list qualifies. You didn't read the whole thread before freaking out, did you? Tsk tsk. Speaking of Colossus, would you believe I watched it last night? It's pretty cool. _________________
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