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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    As you know, I keep an eye out for Macs wherever I go (iCarly has tons of Macs). I'm following the Facebook page of Jane Badler (Diana on the old 1983 miniseries V). After V, she had a few jobs here and there but ultimately ended up moving to Australia and starting a singing career.

    This morning she put up a picture of one of the studio's she is recording at showing the equipment.

    Wow! Bottom left is a G5 right next to a Mac Pro! And if you look at the monitor above the keyboard you can see an honest to God actual iSight!
     

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  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    That is pretty cool. I'll have to keep an eye out!
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Wow, I have not seen studio equipment for like 4 years now. :eek:

    And nice G5!
     
  4. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    I spent 12 years of my life in studios of various sizes... I recognize a lot of the gear in the pic..

    btw, loved to see "diana" in a cameo in the second season of the newer "V" .. too bad they cancelled third season...
     
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    eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yeah, that was an unfortunate aspect of replacing the showrunner and network hesitation. Changing the showrunner changed the direction of the writing (and thus the story) and ABC's hesitation to keep airing shows, opting instead for five shows here and five there just turned people off. I think too that they kept hinting at things for too long and not delivering.

    The core fans of course followed, but doing all this just confused the average viewer and they tuned out. By the time they found their footing (final episode) it was over.

    I loved seeing Diana again, but I really had a problem with them killing her like that.

    Tyler on the other hand had it coming and it should have been MUCH sooner! :D
     
  6. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, they should have had the story more focused to the main plot... the many side stories had dead ends after just 1-2 episodes and I felt it made the plot hurt a bit.

    And yes, Tyler had it coming! haha

    btw, Morena Baraccarin or whatever her name is, was HOT HOT HOT :D
     
  7. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Morena Baccarin is very pretty, I agree. I lean more towards Elizabeth Mitchell and Laura Vandervoort though. :D

    The standout actor for me though (for his acting) above everyone else was Mark Hildreth as Joshua.

    Just a totally cool character!
     
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    Thought I'd post this pretty damn ironic find here. I was watching 'We're The Millers' last night, and the first thing to grab my attention, about 30 secs into the movie was a PowerBook G4 Titanium playing a YouTube video no less.

    [​IMG]

    Now you can tell from screen #2 that there's obviously a lot of PP work going on there & that it's not the TiBook's actual display (notice the cropping of the menubar in the top right), but it just caught me off guard that a 2013 movie with a budget of nearly $40 MILLION US dollars would go out & use an old computer from 2001. Another question to ask would be where did they find a TiBook in such great condition (no paint chipping) that runs off a battery? I doubt very much that they'd get someone to pop on eBay to buy a cheap-o replacement.

    [​IMG]

    That sad thing is this was the part of the movie I laughed at the most... Which doesn't say much for it at all.
     
  9. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, it look very real lol I mean he has dropbox and the finder bar without transparency... Either is not the actual display and did a very good effort or is the actual display? :O

    Either a Powerbook!!!!! AWESOME!!
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think that's the Tibook's actual display. It has the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar. Tibooks never had Bluetooth. I think it may just be a prop machine that the studio has around. It may work or may have once worked.
     
  11. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    ^^This is most likely.

    A studio will get props that either work or don't, but everything digital is added in post production so it doesn't matter. The prop is on screen for maybe a few seconds or a scene or two and then gets put away. If a prop doesn't actually work there's really no reason to mess with it so it's unlikely to be messed up. And props get recycled.

    This is what happened in the early days of moviemaking. Studios bought all these works of art for a movie. Paintings, sculptures, antiques, etc. And they all got moved around in various movies. Until the wives of the studio execs discovered that the prop department literally had millions of dollars of priceless art and antiques sitting around on shelves between movies. A lot of studio executives found their homes redecorated with movie "props" at that point. :D
     
  12. onemustfall macrumors member

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    Watching 30 Rock made me want to buy an Apple.
     
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  14. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    What about iSight? i have one in my dads room.
     
  16. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Despite the fact that Apple made many of them and sold many of them, the iSight was not on the market for very long before the first Macs with an iSight camera built in started showing up.

    Once people realized that they could have the camera built in instead of as a separate device that had to be carried and plugged in (at least with laptops) the product lifespan of the external iSight was shortened.

    Additionally, if you bought a new Mac with a built in iSight but you already had an external iSight, what did you do with the external iSight?

    People started dumping these on eBay.

    So. With the above being true and with Macs having a built in iSight being the common type of Mac in these present times, seeing someone who actually has an external iSight hooked up is rare. You just do not see that much any more. Even among PowerPC users, because most of them bought third party USB cams at the time when Apple wanted $200-300 for an external iSight.

    Seeing an external iSight hooked up is rare. That's all my point there was.
     
  17. rex450se macrumors regular

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    This is kind of off topic on the Mac's but though of it when reading about props. I remember seeing meme's of Ed O'Neill in Married With Children and then in a fairly recent episode of Modern Family (recent as in not 20 years ago she MWC was shot) reading the same newspaper.

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    So these props obviously get passed around and used a lot. And they don't bother updating them because out of all the people that would see that movie I bet 4 people noticed it was a PowerBook.

    Victor
     
  18. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    LOL, that's HILARIOUS!!!!! :D
     

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