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  • #46
    Something else from the past



    http://www.fontscape.com/pictures/mo...g/Computer.gif

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    • #47
      ^When I was a kid I used to call that the 60s sci-fi script font.

      For some reason it also evokes memories of that early 70s Canadian sci-fi series "The StarLost".
      Did my dog just fall into a pothole???

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      • #48
        Or Space 1999

        [img]http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/...spttoa2236.jpg[/img]


        http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/...spttoa2236.jpg

        Moonbase alpha futuristic set design etc:

        http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/cguide/um.html







        See 20 minute mark - beats the USB stick. "What is planet tearth?"

        3 million people on board. Canadians think big!
        STARLOST:
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HqA0S_-b_Rs



        And Genesis II or Brave New World had the spinning disk/cylinder containing all known information. Plus the hyper loop.


        ~
        Last edited by KC; 29-05-2016, 05:59 AM.

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        • #49
          I loved every episode of Space 1999.

          But one thing abouthat most sci-fi movies and TV shows was that all the facilities are so clean and tidy.

          I liked the 1979 movie Alien because the mining ship was so realisticly dirty.
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          • #50
            ^while I enjoy the gritty look, don't they have cleaning robots in the future? I remember space 1999 as a child, I loved the way ships looked, very cool memory. Neat, it's on YouTube
            Last edited by moahunter; 29-05-2016, 11:23 AM.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by moahunter View Post
              ^while I enjoy the gritty look, don't they have cleaning robots in the future? I remember space 1999 as a child, I loved the way ships looked, very cool memory. Neat, it's on YouTube
              Or the ability to create white walls and improve lighting. Blade Runnner on, all appear to occur in the post LED era. They are all as dark as a restaurant bathroom cubical.



              http://65.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkd7hzJr6Y1qi4nyc.jpg


              http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Book%20...eckardInt2.jpg


              Skylab - before the dstopian future's destruction of the universe's white pigmentation and light bulbs.


              http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/...nter12_med.jpg
              Last edited by KC; 29-05-2016, 08:14 PM.

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              • #52
                Even the ISS looks dark at night:


                "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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                • #53
                  I grew up watching Space 1999, just finished watching an old Gerry Anderson show UFO their idea of a computer wasn't much more than a bunch of buttons and reel to reel tape. Garry stated that people liked the moon episodes of UFO which lead him to eventually develop Space 1999. I had heard they actually reused some of the set pieces from UFO for Space 1999 well.

                  As an FYI the opening scene of Star Wars where the Blockade Runner fleeing the Star Destroyer was essentially lifted from Space 1999. Some of the same special effects artists where used in Star Wars and Alien notably Brian Johnson
                  http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/...e/vccx.html#SW

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                  • #54
                    UFO was one of my favorite sci-fi programs from that era. It was stylish, rather foreboding with all kinds of neat model vehicles e.g. submarines, various aircraft & spacecraft, tracked vehicles etc.

                    And of course another Gerry Anderson creation Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions. Loved the cool vehicles and aircraft on that show as well.
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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by norwoodguy View Post
                      UFO was one of my favorite sci-fi programs from that era. It was stylish, rather foreboding with all kinds of neat model vehicles e.g. submarines, various aircraft & spacecraft, tracked vehicles etc.

                      And of course another Gerry Anderson creation Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions. Loved the cool vehicles and aircraft on that show as well.
                      Never heard of them. Any good links?

                      I imagine thus stuff inspired a lot of computer people to come.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by KC View Post

                        Never heard of them. Any good links?

                        I imagine thus stuff inspired a lot of computer people to come.
                        UFO
                        Looks like there are a number of full episodes on YouTube. The intro to each episode has a good number of model vehicle and special effects shots that will give you a taste of what it's like. Here's a couple of episodes

                        Episode 17 (1970) - Sub Smash
                        Episdoe 1 (1970) - Identified

                        UFO Series Site

                        A small bit of interesting trivia, Benedict Cumberbatch's mother Wanda Ventham was an actress on UFO and she was a rather attractive lady in her day.



                        http://www.handjiveuk.com/index.php?...roduct_id=1014
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                        • #57
                          Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions

                          Episode 2 - Winged Assassin

                          Episdoe 28 - Inferno

                          The miniature model work is just great. No doubt Gerry Anderson influenced a lot of budding special effects people.

                          BBC Captain Scarlet page
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                          • #58
                            Interesting. It's always fascinating to go back and look at old portrayals of the future.


                            16 Movies That Predicted Technology Right
                            By Paul Lilly Aug, 2013

                            http://www.pcgamer.com/movies-predic...gy-right-2013/

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                            • #59
                              I never knew she was Cumberbatch's mom ... cool.

                              The ironic part about Space 1999 is that they underestimated the computer technology, some of this was because of budget, some was this was what they guessed technology might be. Your car has more buttons and screens then the Eagles. The vast majority of monitors are black and white. While the clocks are analog, I prefer a simple analog clock over a digital clock.

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                              • #60
                                Amazing that many of the Captains were Shakespearian actors.
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