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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby cybercow » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:40 am

Another 4Dwm sight, X-Files :), episode with title "Aubrey" (1995) watching last night. Agent Scully and Mulder are using some kind of medical application, scanner or i dunno custom toy, there is no sight of any SGI machine nearby, seems hidden or bellow the desk they're seating.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:23 pm

Great catch! Looks like they hacked xv to put "FBI IMAGE ANALYSIS" in the title bar, and that monitor looks like it's running at 600x480 which was low even by 1995 standards...
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby hamei » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:59 am

cybercow wrote:Another 4Dwm sight, X-Files :), episode with title "Aubrey" (1995) watching last night. Agent Scully and Mulder are using some kind of medical application, scanner or i dunno custom toy, there is no sight of any SGI machine nearby, seems hidden or below the desk they're seating.

Interesting the way she has the lamp shining directly on the screen in a dark room. That's going to work real good :lol:

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Black Cardinal » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:59 pm

hamei wrote:Interesting the way she has the lamp shining directly on the screen in a dark room. That's going to work real good :lol:

This is like how space and biosuit helmets in modern sci-fi shows have lights inside that shine at the face of the wearer, rather than out in front of them. Obviously this is done so we can see who is inside them, but it's ridiculously impractical.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:21 pm

Maybe the lamp is shining on the wall on the other side of the monitor... you can't tell because it is a 2d picture ;)

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:58 am

Not really a movie but a newly released remake of the video game Half-Life has a model of a multirack Origin 2000. :mrgreen:

It explodes into a pile of PC parts if you break it with a crobar. :roll:
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Geoman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:36 pm

@I just saw that in the game - but you were faster :-)
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby strong_epoxy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:18 pm

Hmm... The replacement names aren't terribly flattering: Glacier, Sand (as in hour glass I presume...)
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:11 pm

Look around a bit more and you might find a cube logo coffee mug. :)
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby kshuff » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:39 am

pentium wrote:Not really a movie but a newly released remake of the video game Half-Life has a model of a multirack Origin 2000.



Is this a commercial release? I have not played in a while and don't see anything about it on planet half life. Where do I get it?
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:23 am

http://www.blackmesasource.com/download.html ;)
It should be hitting the Steam Online Content Delivery Service in the next month or so though.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby kshuff » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:10 pm

pentium wrote:http://www.blackmesasource.com/download.html ;)
It should be hitting the Steam Online Content Delivery Service in the next month or so though.


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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby f1lm » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:13 pm

pentium wrote:Not really a movie but a newly released remake of the video game Half-Life has a model of a multirack Origin 2000. :mrgreen:

It explodes into a pile of PC parts if you break it with a crobar. :roll:


When I saw those in BMS my eyes lit up, it's a shame they didn't have any other SGI stuff (besides the mug) though.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Axatax » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:45 am

Saw an episode of NCIS maybe four or five days ago (don't recall which one).

There was an SGI MLA sitting on the desk of one of the two younger actors. Don't know their names as I'm not a regular viewer.

It was not connected to anything at all, no 1600SW in sight. Camera caught this for maybe 1/2 a second.

It was sitting on the desk like a paperweight.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:51 am

SGI was a sponsor of the show for some period. However, you mostly just see the logo on monitors and panels; there isn't much actual use of them, even from McGee.
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