Re: ABC News meets Irwin Allen
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 96 12:54:49 -0800
Subject: Re: ABC News meets Irwin Allen
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Peck)
>From: Lauren Weinstein <email@example.com>
>Election night viewers of ABC News might have noticed some familiar looking
>equipment in the background of one of the sets being used for reports. It
>was clearly a bunch of those original prop "computer panels" that were used
>in many of the most famous of the Irwin Allen productions--"Lost in Space",
>"Time Tunnel", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", etc. They were hooked up
>with the lights flashing away.
>Now that's what I call hi-tech.
At the end of the above mentioned broadcast, ABC News showed that in fact
the "set" was a computer graphic, not a physical set. The reporter was
being chroma-keyed. She was standing in a 4 foot square blue cubicle.
Higher tech than you thought.
From: "Mike O'Dell" <mo@UU.NET>
And for $35 can you name the real computer that the big panel
Hint: until 1987 it was still guarding the northern boundary
of the US.
From: Lauren Weinstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> And for $35 can you name the real computer that the big panel
> came from???
> Hint: until 1987 it was still guarding the northern boundary
> of the US.
At one time I knew the history of all those props and which machines
they'd been pulled from in the 60's. I keep thinking SAGE, but that
probably isn't right, since I didn't think SAGE lasted to 87.
From: Jef Jaisun <email@example.com>
And coming in 2498...the original bridge of the Enterprise.
"ABC News is now predicting the Gamma Quadrant has gone for Bob Dole."
(Figures, with all those Kazon and Jem-Hadar running around. You know it, I
know it, the indigenous people of the galactic alliance know it!)
© 1996 Peter Langston