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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: charles genovese]
      #5059324 - 02/06/12 09:54 PM

I wonder what kind it is supposed to be???

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5059901 - 02/07/12 08:41 AM

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'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.




That was a great movie, wish it was longer.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5059932 - 02/07/12 09:11 AM

there has to be a part 2. I hope, old maybe, but still true.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5060256 - 02/07/12 12:30 PM

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'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.




Great find! I thought I was in grade school again! I can still imagine the size of that refractor. What nastalgia!


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Oliveira]
      #5060278 - 02/07/12 12:39 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean is full of them.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Oliveira]
      #5074845 - 02/16/12 01:52 AM

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Roxane - Steve Martin - Daryl Hannah's Newtonian reflector.




Roxanne was a great movie. It was shot here in British Columbia.
The scope was an Omcon 10 inch made by Sky Instruments in the 1980s

Steve


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: stevew]
      #5679222 - 02/14/13 11:19 AM

well known starparty scene at the beginning of the 1998 movie "Deep Impact"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLgSKv2P-ow


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5714370 - 03/05/13 12:35 PM

At 02:00 young boys wakes up to start observing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY0KfjWcilw


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5714547 - 03/05/13 02:02 PM

I always loved that movie. When the aliens are drilling implants into the adult's heads, take a close look. The implant is a car fuse, LOL

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5714639 - 03/05/13 02:56 PM

I don't know how this one got made without a telescope, where is the Palomar Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y4crGU7dkg
Professor is using a 60mm Swift here in Beach Party:
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi835977753/?ref_=tt_wb_hulu

Robert


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: actionhac]
      #5714741 - 03/05/13 03:51 PM

Forbidden Planet is one of my absolute most favorite Sci Fi films along with The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, When Worlds Collide, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (all the 50s originals of course). The sound effects in Forbidden Planet are amazing!

Terra


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: actionhac]
      #5714927 - 03/05/13 05:19 PM

When I got my Polarex 132C, I was told it had been used in the filming of one of the Xmen movies...

Apparently it sat in the "professor's office". Unfortunately, the takes in which it appeared never made it to the final release...maybe in a director's cut?


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: R Botero]
      #5792383 - 04/11/13 01:28 PM

Right now on Turner Classic Movies is a 1946 film with John Garfield and Walter Brennan called "Nobody Lives Forever".

About 15 minutes into the film there is a scene with an old 4 or 5 inch brass refractor on a GEM mount. Very coollooking scope. Nothing phony about the placement or usage at all.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: John Jarosz]
      #5795666 - 04/13/13 12:00 AM

Yes Terra, I have to agree with you - Forbidden Planet is my favorite movie also.......

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5795992 - 04/13/13 06:25 AM

Cocoon , both parts, in part one the boy has an orange telescope and in part two it turns white.
Both were probably 60mm, in the original movie, Id guess Celestron, in the second part, I got no idea.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5796368 - 04/13/13 10:42 AM

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Forbidden Planet is one of my absolute most favorite Sci Fi films along with The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, When Worlds Collide, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (all the 50s originals of course). The sound effects in Forbidden Planet are amazing!
Terra




+1


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5797088 - 04/13/13 04:46 PM

Ann Francis was the best special effect in Forbidden Planet. Best prop was the giant transparent celestial sphere in the space ship. It was a classic (content ya know)Bill

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Bonco]
      #5797431 - 04/13/13 08:16 PM

I loved Robby the Robot.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5797658 - 04/13/13 11:14 PM

Robby is the coolest thing this side of Altair!

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5797897 - 04/14/13 07:21 AM

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Yes Terra, I have to agree with you - Forbidden Planet is my favorite movie also.......




But was there a telescope in the movie? Can't say I remember one.

Rich (RLTYS)


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