Keyboards in movies/TV series!

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RC-1140

02 Mar 2013, 22:43

Hey everybody,

I remember a thread back during my GH time, where appearances of mechanical/collectible keyboards.

One of the more memorable appearances was a Model M featured in many Stargate episodes.

On rewatching some episodes of Doctor Who I discovered one of the rarer keyboards: a G80-9009, known in the Reuters branding (admittedly a keyboard I would love to own, if I had the money). Apparently the BBC had some of these lying around as props, as they appeared in the episode "Rise of the Cybermen".
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Maybe we could start a collection of keyboard movie celebrities!

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Broadmonkey
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02 Mar 2013, 23:39

Just watched this movie the other day and was amazed to find that they had such lovely keybaords
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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

03 Mar 2013, 16:11

Broadmonkey wrote:Just watched this movie the other day and was amazed to find that they had such lovely keybaords
Does everybody in the room have those, or just the couple guys? They probably wanted to get the weirdest looking keyboard they could find for the movie.

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Grond

03 Mar 2013, 16:20


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kps

03 Mar 2013, 16:32

Broadmonkey wrote:Just watched this movie the other day and was amazed to find that they had such lovely keybaords
Keyboards In Black: those were simply painted by the props people, but demand resulting from the movie eventually led Kinesis to offer the keyboard in black.

The ball device to the right of the keyboard on the left edge is a Spaceball 2003 six-axis controller, also painted black.

mr_a500

03 Mar 2013, 16:43

I'm always on the lookout for interesting keyboards in movies - but usually the old 70's to mid 80's keyboards. Those old style keyboards are just so much more fascinating to me than the modern stuff.

There's a good site called Starring the computer where you can see lots of interesting keyboards (& computers) in movies and TV.

vun

04 Mar 2013, 01:05

I spotted what I believe is a BS keyboard in an episode of Columbo, I'll see if I remember to take a screenie of it tomorrow and post it here.

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guilleguillaume

04 Mar 2013, 01:23

The Art of Flight:

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Desko keyboard in an airport.

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

04 Mar 2013, 01:59

I find myself looking at keyboards everywhere I go now to see what they are. I consider asking clerks what they are using.

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webwit
Wild Duck

04 Mar 2013, 02:05


mr_a500

04 Mar 2013, 02:21

Hmmm... I remember that movie, but somehow I didn't remember how many times he pressed that key.

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Soarer

04 Mar 2013, 03:14

Unknown, looks like it has beam springs, in Blade Runner (thread).

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mr_a500

04 Mar 2013, 03:33

Thanks for those Blade Runner pictures, Soarer. I too have gone over that movie repeatedly, trying to figure out keyboards.

I've also been trying to figure out Ridley Scott's other movie with interesting keyboards: Alien. I still don't know what switch that is:
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webwit
Wild Duck

30 Apr 2013, 18:34

Not strictly a movie/tv serie, but the keyboard found at the guy arrested for the biggest DDoS attack in history, at 0:38.

mr_a500

30 Apr 2013, 20:56

I finally figured out the terminal used for the "IRAC" computer in the (unbelievably stupid and nearly unwatchable) Wonder Woman show from the '70's:
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It's a Hazeltine Modular One:
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(I'd like to repeat that I was not a fan of the show (..except for the skimpy outfits :D ), but my sister used to watch it back in the 70's and I didn't have much choice. I liked the keyboard though. (..and the aforementioned skimpy outfits...))

Okeg

30 Apr 2013, 21:15

I've always wondered, mr_a500. Exactly how old are you? :?:

mr_a500

30 Apr 2013, 21:19

I'm hideously old. In fact, this is the oldest I've ever been. :P

I keep forgetting that other people here aren't nearly as old as me, so probably don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Here's the intro from Wonder Woman (note the skimpy outfits):
You can also see a bit of the Hazeltine monitor, but they inexplicably replaced the screen with flashing lights.

Okeg

01 May 2013, 02:28

Holy f**k, that was cheesy :p
But the yellow text brings me back to when series still had some value, as opposed to now. Sadly, I didn't live backthen.

Exactly how old are you?

mr_a500

01 May 2013, 15:57

I don't want to post my exact age, but let me just say that I was born before the microprocessor existed. Astronauts were still walking on the moon, Nixon hadn't yet installed his secret reel-to-reel tape recorders, and bell-bottoms were still not big enough to hide a chihuahua.

tinnie

01 May 2013, 16:18

guilleguillaume wrote:The Art of Flight:

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Desko keyboard in an airport.
wtf? desko 1x rgb!! :lol:

ray4jc

02 May 2013, 15:56

I need to find a pic of it but I've been doing a Eureka! marathon courtesy of Netflix and I've noticed more than once they have what appear to be acrylic keyboards with all white blank caps.

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Tehrasha

07 Oct 2013, 07:47

kps wrote:The ball device to the right of the keyboard on the left edge is a Spaceball 2003 six-axis controller, also painted black.
There were some 2003s rebranded by IBM, which were naturally black.

Large image linked rather than spam the thread.....
( http://spacemice.org/gallery/collection ... 003_01.JPG )
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Retrete

07 Oct 2013, 10:18

Fight Club , a 122 model F.
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guilleguillaume

07 Oct 2013, 19:28

Margin Call

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Muirium
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07 Oct 2013, 19:55

Oh, now I get it. Fight Club is about guys beating each other up for that sweet Model F. Sounds sensible.

#AllMoviesIHaven'tSeenCouldBeAboutKeyboards

mr_a500

07 Oct 2013, 20:51

Muirium wrote:Oh, now I get it. Fight Club is about guys beating each other up for that sweet Model F. Sounds sensible.
Well, yeah. I would have thought that was pretty obvious. I mean, without the keyboard the plot just doesn't make sense.

Few people know this, but in the movie "Scarface" (1983), when Al Pacino shouts, "Say hello to my little friend!" he was originally supposed to pull out an IBM beam spring keyboard (the small one, hence "little friend") and proceed to beat those gangsters to a bloody pulp. But apparently the keyboard was just too heavy for Al to keep beating people with, so the director changed the script and made it a gun instead. Pity.

Another movie, "Field of Dreams", when Kevin Costner hears "If you build it, they will come" - it was originally an ergonomic Model M that he was supposed to build, but then they later changed it to a stupid baseball field. The whole baseball thing is why the movie sucked so much.

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Muirium
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07 Oct 2013, 21:32

Now that I think about it…
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keymaster

10 Oct 2013, 05:22

This is from the movie Avalon (2001). Amazing movie!

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

10 Oct 2013, 13:39

Goldeneye (1995). Looks like a Model M to me, but those keycaps are REALLY tall. This movie has a few more keyboard shots, but I have to go to work.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t-8CuiL ... e=youtu.be[/youtube]

and tough call here, but it looks like a Model M2.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_G3HG73 ... e=youtu.be[/youtube]
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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

10 Oct 2013, 13:53

Also, for funsies, could anybody get a screenshot of the keyboards in Goldeneye 64?

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