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#1 Dripfree OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:31 PM

I was watching Wrath of Khan the other day for the fist time in a long time. I assume trekies on here have notice this already, but there was a scene where bones was visiting Kirk in his apartment. There was a discussion of Kirks love for antiques. You can clearly see a commodore pet running in the background. After doing a quick google on the subject I read there was also a C64 sitting on a table that I missed. Since I love thinking about nerdy hypotheticals it made me wonder could that be my C64 that he owns in the year 2285. Also does Atari age still exist in 2285. If so I have to assume Kirk is a member. Yea I know its stupid but its fun to think about....... Also it reminded me that in Back to the Future 2 there was a first gen Mac, Jaws game, and Burgertime in the window of the antique store where Marty bought the Greys Sports Almanac. Not to mention Wild Gunman in the cafe 80's ("you have to use your hands! its like a kids toy" perhaps a prediction of the Xbox kinect?) . It's funny to me that they took these pieces of technology that were cutting edge for the time and portrayed them as antiques, and here we are collecting them as such. If only they were also correct about hover boards!!
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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:10 PM

Oh I can see it now

Vocelli: Ok guys, looks like Gorfy wins the 2600 HSC again
Kirk1101: GOOORRRRRFFFFYYYYY!!!!!!!

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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:12 PM

Shatner was a spokesperson for Commodore... Not sure if it was before or after Star Trek II though.

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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:21 PM

Kirk is a member of Lemon forums, not AtariAge, due to his Commodore obsession. LMAO

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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:01 PM

Yes, AtariAge will still be here in 2285.

And we'll still be waiting for Team Savage to bring us Knight Rider 2600.

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:22 AM

He was a member for a time, but all he wanted to do was sell overpriced VHS tapes with game commercials so he could get a bike for his 4-year old daughter we didn't know about (and we thought David was his only kid!).

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:42 AM

I was watching Wrath of Khan the other day for the fist time in a long time. I assume trekies on here have notice this already, but there was a scene where bones was visiting Kirk in his apartment. There was a discussion of Kirks love for antiques. You can clearly see a commodore pet running in the background. After doing a quick google on the subject I read there was also a C64 sitting on a table that I missed. Since I love thinking about nerdy hypotheticals it made me wonder could that be my C64 that he owns in the year 2285. Also does Atari age still exist in 2285. If so I have to assume Kirk is a member. Yea I know its stupid but its fun to think about....... Also it reminded me that in Back to the Future 2 there was a first gen Mac, Jaws game, and Burgertime in the window of the antique store where Marty bought the Greys Sports Almanac. Not to mention Wild Gunman in the cafe 80's ("you have to use your hands! its like a kids toy" perhaps a prediction of the Xbox kinect?) . It's funny to me that they took these pieces of technology that were cutting edge for the time and portrayed them as antiques, and here we are collecting them as such. If only they were also correct about hover boards!!
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That's an interesting observation! I'm sure that the PET in the background is there because it looked futuristic and it reminded the viewer that despite the antiques, the setting was the far future.

But seeing the scene now, you can legitimately say that "sure, Kirk would have an Antique computer since he's such a collector" And working PET would be quite a treasure in another 250 years.

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:07 AM

Yeah, somewhere along the way he began to appreciate antiques. That's why McCoy gave him a dual-purpose gift in those glasses.

Now, if only Kirk had the PET doing some demos or something!

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Posted Fri May 3, 2013 11:42 AM

To the best of my knowledge, Shatner is affiliated with Atari's charities and non-profit division, and has been since back in '89.

Edited by toptenmaterial, Fri May 3, 2013 11:47 AM.






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