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Unread postby hamei » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:23 pm

VenomousPinecone wrote:In Independence Day, DVD special edition version, Jeff Goldblum uses IRIX ...

He is the most annoying actor ... not sure even SGI's would make watching him palatable. Too bad no one used a flyswatter on him when they had the chance.

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Unread postby unixmuseum » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:37 pm

hamei wrote:
VenomousPinecone wrote:In Independence Day, DVD special edition version, Jeff Goldblum uses IRIX ...

He is the most annoying actor ...
More annoying than Tom Cruise????

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Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:17 pm

unixmuseum wrote:
hamei wrote:
VenomousPinecone wrote:In Independence Day, DVD special edition version, Jeff Goldblum uses IRIX ...

He is the most annoying actor ...
More annoying than Tom Cruise????


No, Mr. Cruise has it hands down. That little freak creeps me out.

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Unread postby hamei » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:09 pm

VenomousPinecone wrote:
unixmuseum wrote:
hamei wrote:He is the most annoying actor ...
More annoying than Tom Cruise????
No, Mr. Cruise has it hands down. That little freak creeps me out.

I dunno ... pretty hard to decide between them .. still tending to vote for Jeff G, myself. Was he in Flesh Gordon with the penisauruses, tho ? Maybe worth a point or two ...

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JP, Congo, etc...

Unread postby mdeburgh » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:45 pm

I've always been a little curious about this sort of thing. Jurassic Park and Congo both featured sgi hardware. Does Michael Crichton have a hard-on for SGI gear? I seem to remember some of his books making mention of it too (a roomful of Indigos or I2s in Airframe comes to mind..), though I can't recall any other films offhand.

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Unread postby dc_v01 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:53 pm

Are they in the books? I don't think it has anything to do with Crichton - I thought SGI has product placement agreements with the film companies using their equipment.

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Unread postby Frapazoid » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:10 pm

I like Cruise. I like the movies he's been in. Top Gun was the kickass. I even like his more recent stuff.

Offscreen he's a bit wacky but I think it's just the "in thing" to make fun of Cruise over other, equally nutcase actors.

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Unread postby mdeburgh » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:10 pm

dc_v01 wrote:Are they in the books? I don't think it has anything to do with Crichton - I thought SGI has product placement agreements with the film companies using their equipment.


Ah, not sure. I have just re-read Congo in the past six months, but can't recall one way or the other. The product placement thing may make more sense, although Airframe does specifically mention the "purple Indigos" (or I2s, whichever it was), being used to reconstruct data from some sort of flight data recorder. Can't recall on the JP book either - they make reference to some gene sequencing equipment (fictional or otherwise) by name, but I don't remember if any of the actual big iron is named or not. Actually, now that I think about it, InGen purchased a few Cray machines in the book...

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Unread postby regan_russell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:43 pm

Frapazoid wrote:I like Cruise. I like the movies he's been in. Top Gun was the kickass. I even like his more recent stuff.

Offscreen he's a bit wacky but I think it's just the "in thing" to make fun of Cruise over other, equally nutcase actors.


I liked the South Park episode where Tom Cruise got stuck in the closet.

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Unread postby Frapazoid » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:51 pm

I missed it :( :( :(

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Unread postby regan_russell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:03 pm

The whole episode people were comming up to Cartmans bedroom and begging Tom Cruise to come out of the closet in the mean time there was an animated version of Scientology beliefs.. and law suits for everyone... and one of the kids became the choosen one or something... Which without sailing too close too aynones random thread lock area was er... interesting .. or ... amusing .. depending on your tolerance... and all the credits at the end were Jane Doe and John Doe all round...

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Unread postby Frapazoid » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:04 pm

regan_russell wrote:and all the credits at the end were Jane Doe and John Doe all round...


Alright, that really takes the cake :lol:

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Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:02 pm

regan_russell wrote:Which without sailing too close too aynones random thread lock area was...


Scientology is not off limits. :roll:

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"Mission To Mars"

Unread postby GeneratriX » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:34 pm

GIJoe wrote:i guess you'll find display of sgi boxes in "lawnmower man", "hackers" and "mission to mars" as well. on top of that, these are great movies. i'm not lying ... really! :twisted:


Well, on a side note... I saw last night "Mission To Mars", it is not exactly my first time with these movie, but after a couple years of having seen it by first time... hey... it looks like brand new, and add to this... it is pretty good. Way better than "Congo" at least! :lol:
But out of joke, I think it is a fine movie. I really like these theory about human seeds of life travelling thousands kilometers just to bring it a chance to extend some life to another planet. And yeah, the movie has some pretty long shots with a couple SGI monitors! ;) ...but I think I've enjoyed even more these display-less multimedia presentation from the alien girl! ...are we already there with the hologramic technology?
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Unread postby bjames » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:00 pm

Anti-Trust? or there was another movie that was "translated" to an english version, It was about a young video game developer who joins the rank of a huge software game developer... Cant think of the name... dohh!!



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Geoman wrote:Gray Fox: Could it be "Virtuosity"? I remember there was a lot of computer-equipment in there.
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