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#26 ClausB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2008 5:54 AM

Wasn't there an Atari in E.T. or am I remembering wrong?

#27 Gury OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2008 6:10 AM

Wasn't there an Atari in E.T. or am I remembering wrong?

Yeah, there was an Atari 2600 on the top of TV. A girl learned new words watching some series and E.T. was drunk.

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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:23 PM

Anybody remember that show "Whiz Kids" from back in 1983? In one episode the main kid Richie's super-computer is trashed and the only way they could get it going again was to go to school and use an Atari 1200XL in a computer lab full of em' to rebuild the kernel.

While not 8-Bit, I remember there's a scene in the Dolph Lundgren movie Army of One with an Atari ST in an office at the bad guys car chop-shop

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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:33 PM

The 'terminator' Movies.... The 'Eye' view is apparently a 6502 listing of Atari dos (VTOC section)


nope.

5.9 What machine code is displayed on the Terminator's visual display? (The Terminator)

6502 assembler, specifically Apple 2+ assembly, taken from "Nibble" (QV), a
computing magazine. Other code visible is written in COBOL.


http://stason.org/TU...or-s-visua.html

#30 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:29 PM

well,
try these pages:

http://www.ataritime...?showarticle=70

http://www.ataritime...?showarticle=71

http://www.ataritime...?showarticle=72

http://www.ataritime...?showarticle=73

http://www.stcarchiv...9_atarifilm.php

http://www.mameworld.net/movies/

http://www.digitpres...hollywood_6.htm

just google for more... -Andreas Koch.

Edited by CharlieChaplin, Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:32 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:40 PM

Anybody remember that show "Whiz Kids" from back in 1983? In one episode the main kid Richie's super-computer is trashed and the only way they could get it going again was to go to school and use an Atari 1200XL in a computer lab full of em' to rebuild the kernel.



Do you remember which episode? I have mpeg's of all the episodes, and don't recall seeing that.

And yes, loved that series when it was originally on!

#32 WizWor OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 5, 2008 3:25 AM

Does this count? Not exactly a cameo, but a T-sighting in 2000 movie (Road Trip) should be worth an honorable mention ;-)

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Edited by WizWor, Tue Aug 5, 2008 3:27 AM.


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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:25 AM

OK, since people had added some sightings, I just changed the title -- this is now the one.

Here's my first sighting, and it's what made me think about this topic. "Videodrome" with James Woods and Debroah (Debra?) Harry. A scene with an 800 computer in a video processing room.

-Larry

I just watched this film the other day! After spotting two Atari joysticks on top og the TV I spent ages looking at the screen to work out what game cartridge (2600?) it was [this is at around 42mins] ... then realised at 15mins you can clearly see it's Air Sea Battle! At around 68mins there are a couple of Atari 800s on a shelf in the background. Naked Deborah Harry around 17mins, apart from that highlight the film is ok to start with and could have been really good but it all goes a bit whacky and I'm still recovering  :-o

 

On the credits Atari are thanked so I wonder how come they came to be involved in this type of film?

 

I also found this http://www.criticalc...onsole-and/view which also mentions Poltergeist.

:)



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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:33 AM


Do you remember which episode? I have mpeg's of all the episodes, and don't recall seeing that.

And yes, loved that series when it was originally on!

 

I just watched this episode of Whiz Kids recently. It was titled Red Star Rising. Watched it on youtube. It's a little silly now but I loved the show as a kid.



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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:46 PM

I just watched this film the other day! After spotting two Atari joysticks on top og the TV I spent ages looking at the screen to work out what game cartridge (2600?) it was [this is at around 42mins] ... then realised at 15mins you can clearly see it's Air Sea Battle! At around 68mins there are a couple of Atari 800s on a shelf in the background. Naked Deborah Harry around 17mins, apart from that highlight the film is ok to start with and could have been really good but it all goes a bit whacky and I'm still recovering  :-o

 

On the credits Atari are thanked so I wonder how come they came to be involved in this type of film?

 

I also found this http://www.criticalc...onsole-and/view which also mentions Poltergeist.

:)

I don't recall any Atari stuff in Poltergeist.



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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:34 PM

I remember in the 70's Battleship Galactica there is a scene with computer monitors in the background definitely showing some multicolor Graphics 10 patterns changing in shape and color. I could recognize the typical colors and resolution as Atari GTIA mode at once. Maybe some simple Basic doodle and color cycling code.

 

In that scene they were talking with some hyperintelligent professor kid giving hints about some problem.. anybody know what movie or episode that was?



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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:48 PM

In the movie,  One Crazy Summer (1986),  the opening scenes has a Atari 800 on the desk half covered by a magazine or something.  There are two shots of it...
 



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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:14 PM

Sorry for this shameless plug, but here you go: http://www.atariware....php?f=7&t=2169

It's in spanish, though....but at least you can see the pictures.

Regards,

 

Louis BQ



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:41 PM

I remember in the 70's Battleship Galactica there is a scene with computer monitors in the background definitely showing some multicolor Graphics 10 patterns changing in shape and color. I could recognize the typical colors and resolution as Atari GTIA mode at once. Maybe some simple Basic doodle and color cycling code.

 

In that scene they were talking with some hyperintelligent professor kid giving hints about some problem.. anybody know what movie or episode that was?

 

This would be interesting if someone can find it.   According to IMDB the original show was on in 1978 and 1979.  The Atari 8-bits came out in late 79, so it would have been difficult for them to have the computers during production.   If they did, it probably would have to be a prototype... which would be awesome to have Atari 8-bit graphics on film in 1979.

 

I read that after a write-in campaign there was another set of episodes made in 1980.   It is more likely that Atari graphics could appear in these shows.

 

There is a list of shows on wikipedia.   Several plots mention children from the Galactica.

 

https://en.wikipedia...a_1980_episodes

 

As much as I like the show I'm not going to sit through hours of it to find the graphics.  A job for someone else who loves the series more.



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:54 PM

I remember in the 70's Battleship Galactica there is a scene with computer monitors in the background definitely showing some multicolor Graphics 10 patterns changing in shape and color. I could recognize the typical colors and resolution as Atari GTIA mode at once. Maybe some simple Basic doodle and color cycling code.

 

In that scene they were talking with some hyperintelligent professor kid giving hints about some problem.. anybody know what movie or episode that was?

 

That would probably be Galactica 1980. That was a horrible continuation after the original Battlestar Galactica was canceled. 

 

There are a bunch of scenes with that professor kid with all the monitors in the background. Most of them are blurry or only in view for a couple seconds. Probably the clearest view would be in episode 7 about 4 minutes in. It was colorful but I'm not really sure if that was from an Atari 8-bit. Trying to get a screenshot just makes it a blurry mess.

 

It's on netflix if anybody else wants to take a closer look. I wouldn't recommend watching an episode/full series unless you can get past the cringe.



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Posted Thu Dec 8, 2016 2:49 AM

okay well I can't name the damn movie either but.....   near the end the main characters (a boy and girl) are running thru a data center possibly for a bank / government agency trying to capture them, in another scene near the end they are throwing money out the window of a Cessna-like airplane..

 

The Atari part is what appears to be an Atari disk drive (810 style case) in the scene where they are ducking down inside a car... 

 

Watched the movie twice in my life and can't remember it for the life of me!

 

Help my tortured sole find the movie name!


Edited by _The Doctor__, Thu Dec 8, 2016 2:51 AM.


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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:20 AM

The new series of Storage Wars just started.

 

Ep 10.1, Rene buys a unit absolutely full of about $45K worth of retro games and systems.

Notable Atari items though in most cases a brief look or only a mention are a 1200XL box, some Jaguar games and what looked to be a 7800.   As well as numerous 2600 games.



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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:41 PM

storage wars another show that over inflates just about everything and oddly devalues stuff that really is worth something, a vehicle to get people out to buy from the storage association at max dollars but that's just an observation :)

Just a coincidence but remember in just about every show the locker has nothing of value except that one magical box, tote/ case found at or near the end! Formulaic and somewhat scripted.
 


Edited by _The Doctor__, Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:49 PM.


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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:00 AM

Not an Atari sighting directly but a question on Millionaire Hot Seat that practically any Atari 8-bit person would have got.

 

What is a scow?



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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:01 AM

okay well I can't name the damn movie either but.....   near the end the main characters (a boy and girl) are running thru a data center possibly for a bank / government agency trying to capture them, in another scene near the end they are throwing money out the window of a Cessna-like airplane..
 
The Atari part is what appears to be an Atari disk drive (810 style case) in the scene where they are ducking down inside a car... 
 
Watched the movie twice in my life and can't remember it for the life of me!
 
Help my tortured sole find the movie name!



That’s Cloak & Dagger I believe.


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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 AM

Prime Risk was what I was looking for. I had hoped someone would get it. Although some one recently mentioned it in another thread... :)



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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:51 AM

Prime Risk was what I was looking for. I had hoped someone would get it. Although some one recently mentioned it in another thread... 

I've never heard of Prime Risk...I'll have to look into it.



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:03 PM

The computer in here looks like a painted over 600xl. I wouldn't mind having a modern computer setup looking like a steampunk Atari.

 

 



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:10 PM

Really funny , the way he was typing on his non-power Atari 600XL keyboard ! Yes, it is black paint all over the place.



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:40 AM

I have found this video featuring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster with an Atari 800:
 

the best part is the 800 isn't even hooked up. Ha!






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