Keyboards in movies/TV series!

blissontap

04 Oct 2020, 22:07

Space Mutiny 1988. Model M, 3104 Model F, 4704 F107, Wheelwriter?
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mr_a500

19 Nov 2020, 22:44

A beam spring is a major plot point in Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992). It leads to the main guy becoming invisible.

Hey, watch that coffee.
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Oh no!
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OH GOD NO!!!
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The last shot is from the preview, not the actual movie. It's not in the movie. I suppose they cut it out because it was too graphic. Too many keyboard lovers would cry seeing a beam spring in flames.

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Yasu0

20 Nov 2020, 23:47

Here is an easier to stomach artist's reenactment pic for those averse to viewing gore. Just skip the previous post.
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mr_a500

23 Nov 2020, 17:28

Yasu0 wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 23:47
Here is an easier to stomach artist's reenactment pic for those averse to viewing gore. Just skip the previous post.
Whew. That helps... a bit. Now do a reenactment for the visually impaired. (...then for the mentally impaired :mrgreen: )

No, I don't think I'll ever get over seeing a beam spring in flames. I'll never get over Macho Grande either.

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digital_matthew

26 Nov 2020, 21:58

Another shot of a Model F from Space Mutiny via MST3K. Note the conspicuously absent IBM logo:
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That beam spring explosion is rough. I put that up there with the needless destruction of the Lamborghini Miura in the beginning of the original Italian Job.

mr_a500

01 Dec 2020, 14:17

I probably posted this before, but here's an early terminal keyboard in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
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Burroughs Input and Display System 1967

Here's Steve McQueen, apparently prepared to fight anyone who wants to get at his keyboard:
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And in case anybody cares, here's a shot of the layout of the keyboard:
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I read in a manual for this terminal that it used Micro Switch switches (probably magnetic reed), but the font in this shot doesn't look like it. There were probably multiple versions from different suppliers, like most terminals/computers.

mr_a500

05 Dec 2020, 16:04

Here's a white label Model M in Chain Reaction (1996). Keanu Reeves is trying to shut down an overload.
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Strangely, left ALT is missing.

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