Keyboards in movies/TV series!

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chzel

14 Aug 2015, 16:16

Yeah! Only a bit less pixelated!

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Muirium
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14 Aug 2015, 16:17

Okay…

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Grond

14 Aug 2015, 16:25

Yea "Baraka" is a good film, although I prefere the very similar and more recent "Samsara". No keyboards there though!

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JanitorJoe

14 Aug 2015, 19:26

Some keyboard discrepancies I noticed while watching Pirates of Silicon Valley about a month back while I was looking to buy a Model F.
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Scene starts out with a close up of Bill Gates typing on what looks like a Model F XT.
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Then zooms out to show him typing on a Model F AT.
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And to top it off, the scene takes place in 1980 before Microsoft had pitched DOS to IBM and before either the XT or AT were first made.

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Muirium
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14 Aug 2015, 20:45

Congratulations. Now you know how infuriating Mad Men is to watch for period fashion experts. THAT NEVER CAME OUT THAT YEAR WHAT WERE THEY THINKING I CAN'T EVEN

Those keyboards look and sound 1980 to everyone who hasn't caught the Model F bug hard enough to check the history. Next you'll be accurately dating cigarette packets and garter belts! It's all a matter of expertise…

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klikkyklik

14 Aug 2015, 21:15

LOL! You guys are awesome.

Hak Foo

16 Aug 2015, 07:16

The existence of the standard "5150, 5160, or clone" look case and monitor in the back doesn't help the illusion either,

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Halvar

16 Aug 2015, 10:57

They used a proportional font for the mirrored green screen letters in the last picture! That is totally screwed up! :geek:

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zslane

16 Aug 2015, 18:36

Are you sure? I think those are just spaces between the periods...

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Halvar

16 Aug 2015, 21:56

Sure,

c:\program
LOADING . . .

The p of program should be exactly under the D of LOADING.
The : is much too thin.

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c:\program
LOADING . . .

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Muirium
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16 Aug 2015, 22:01

Halvar's right, of course. Well spotted!

Mixed case, naturally spaced, fonts were well beyond DOS and Microsoft. IBM's fancier systems of the time did look like that, however. I'm sure someone posted an open type file of the IBM terminal font of the era here a while ago.

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Grond

22 Aug 2015, 23:30

Terminator 2 (1991). "I'm the only black man in the whole picture and baby, I'm this close to destroy mankind!"

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Ozric

24 Aug 2015, 23:57

Halt & Catch Fire s02e09

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elecplus

02 Sep 2015, 19:00


BiNiaRiS

03 Sep 2015, 06:33

Anyone ever posted the Pixar documentary that has a G80-5000 in it?

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snoopy

09 Sep 2015, 18:30

did anybody spot a 4704 in movie/series yet? :D

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Muirium
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09 Sep 2015, 18:36

Well, it's a banking system. Seems unlikely. But the place to see it would be in movies set in banks!

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Nah, too early.

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Grond

26 Sep 2015, 19:19

"The Dark Knight" (2008). A nice trackball and Batman's own keyboard.

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snoopy

26 Sep 2015, 22:11

So Batman uses fat ass enter key? :lol:

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Grond

28 Sep 2015, 11:45

I must say, that looks kind of a cheap keyboard for a billionaire super hero.

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sth
2 girls 1 cuprubber

08 Oct 2015, 09:24

sorry if this was posted already but i saw an SGI in this video @ 2:40
https://youtu.be/oH3juXzltIA?t=159

Findecanor

08 Oct 2015, 20:25

Yep, that machine looks like a SGI Indy with some variation of SGI bigfoot keyboard. The user interface on the screen looks like their window manager 4DWM. Some demo programs that came pre-installed on SGI machines did have flying buttons like those in the beginning. ("button fly" :P)

mr_a500

25 Oct 2015, 01:33

Check out this keyboard in the 1981 Doctor Who episode, Logopolis:
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I thought it looked familiar. Compare it to the one I posted from the 1979 Incredible Hulk episode:

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I think it's the same keyboard!

mr_a500

25 Oct 2015, 18:55

I knew it looked like Micro Switch. I just found an earlier version of the keyboard with round keycaps. It's a data conversion keyboard for a Honeywell system.

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Grond

30 Oct 2015, 13:35

Slither (2006)

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Goodbye Lenin (2003)

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studyourheart

07 Nov 2015, 07:19

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I know it's only the packaging, but here are some Datahand boxes in the 1998 movie Rounders!

mr_a500

10 Nov 2015, 18:46

Wow, you must have sharp eyeballs. I've seen that movie, but never noticed that. I notice interesting keyboards in movies, but never boxes of keyboards - except these Atari 1200XL boxes in Cloak & Dagger (1984), but they had pictures of the keyboard on the box:
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Grond

12 Nov 2015, 10:02

Who you gonna call?

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mr_a500

12 Nov 2015, 21:38

In the top photo looks like a DEC DecMate II and in the bottom a Franklin Ace 1000 and a Cromemco C10. (& System 1?)

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Grond

17 Nov 2015, 20:51

Ghost (1990)

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