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#451 Terra Nova

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 07:02 PM

I love ❤️ Mr. Ed! I just rewatched the entire series a year ago. I hadn’t seen it in years! :lol:


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Posted 10 October 2020 - 10:13 PM

Looks like a Jaegers cell, but hard to tell from the low resolution. The fact that they put a porro prism on it makes me think that the prop person knew something about telescopes. Any other thoughts on what it might be?

 

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 04:16 AM

The mount and tripod is just like the one that my Towa/Mayflower vari-power originally had.

Towa made many variations of that design and that one has what I call the slim cell.

 

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These two cell designs were interchanged on many Selsi, Lafayette, SPI, and other Towa made scopes.

I beleive the slim cell is the earlier of the two.


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Posted 11 October 2020 - 06:35 AM

Mister Ed the talking horse looking through his small refractor at his neighbor's apple tree...

Goooosh, Wilbur, I can't see the Horsehead Nebula through this, but Pegasus sure looks fine.


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Posted 23 October 2020 - 11:46 AM

Jack In The Box ad on TV 10/22/2020

 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 11:48 AM

Hallmark movie on TV, scope covered in snow...rude!

 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 07:59 PM

Looks like one of those cheap go-to rigs that are nothing but frustration, so no great loss.

 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 08:49 PM

My brush with Sci-Fi movie making fame occurred one summer in the mid-1970s when I was in graduate school At University of California at Riverside. William Castle had written the screenplay and was producing the film Bug, based on Thomas Page's 1973 novel The Hephaestus Plague. Several movie scenes were being filmed on campus at the Department of Earth Sciences building and the scientific illustrator for our department’s museum had worked in special effects in Hollywood years earlier and was hired to make the models of the flesh-eating cockroaches that were released from the bowels of the Earth during a massive earthquake, as per the script. I got to meet Mr. Castle and actually have a conversation with him. I told him how much I had enjoyed the various Vincent Price horror films he had made when I was growing up. Mr. Price wasn’t involved in the picture and I would have dearly loved meeting him, but I did meet Bradford Dillman, a B-picture and television movie actor who was popular at the time and was starring in the film. A big movie star I did get to meet around 1969 was Ginger Rogers when I was working as a sales clerk at the local mall. She was at the Broadway doing a cosmetics endorsement. She was such a nice lady. I really admired her. Another time, I was at Disneyland and spotted Liz Taylor and Roddy McDowell and a VIP entourage whisk past me. lol.gif

I liked "Bug."  Cockroaches that start fires. 


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Posted 23 October 2020 - 08:50 PM

There was an auction in Toronto the other day of material used in the making of the TV shows, "American Gods."   In the 5000 or so lots were about 20 cheap scopes, mostly refractors.


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 07:12 PM

Watched "The Mechanic" yesterday starring "Charles Bronson". He plays a professional "Hit Man" that kills the innocent as well as his targets, - like the food delivery boy that comes to his door. Anyway,  starts out showing him using a nice "Questar" to take close up pictures of his intended target, and also at other places in the movie.  It shows him setting up and folding it away into it's nice leather case also, - not even the Field Model, - this one has the Constellations on OTA and the works. 


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 02:07 AM

The other night while flipping channels I came across one of the Questar scenes in the 1984 Brian De Palma film Body Double.

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 12:11 PM

The other night while flipping channels I came across one of the Questar scenes in the 1984 Brian De Palma film Body Double.

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Is that the one where the guy gets drilled with that long auger bit? If so, it’s on my list of the creepiest movies ever!


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 04:27 PM

Is that the one where the guy gets drilled with that long auger bit? If so, it’s on my list of the creepiest movies ever!

The woman he's watching gets murdered with the drill and auger bit when he runs down and tries to stop it. I can't remember if someone else gets it. It's kind of a weird movie. A little cheesy and strange, but intriguing enough to suck you in.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 08:07 PM

The woman he's watching gets murdered with the drill and auger bit when he runs down and tries to stop it. I can't remember if someone else gets it. It's kind of a weird movie. A little cheesy and strange, but intriguing enough to suck you in.

That’s the one! Haven’t seen it in years. CREEPY!


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:13 PM

                 Talk about CREEPY!!!  

               Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski

       and a cool old brass telescope from 1967's

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS

 

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:37 PM

                 Talk about CREEPY!!!  

               Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski

       and a cool old brass telescope from 1967's

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS

 

attachicon.gifPolanski Scope 01.jpg

 

attachicon.gifPolanski Scope 02.jpg

 

                        

I wonder if any of the Andy Warhol films had a telescope in them? ;) 


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 02:36 AM

                 Talk about CREEPY!!!  

               Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski

       and a cool old brass telescope from 1967's

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS

 

attachicon.gifPolanski Scope 01.jpg

 

attachicon.gifPolanski Scope 02.jpg

 

                        

Watch where you're poking those annotations bro..! bigshock.gif


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 09:21 AM

Roman Polanski is creepy enough


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 03:17 PM

Is that the one where the guy gets drilled with that long auger bit? If so, it’s on my list of the creepiest movies ever!

I loved it.  Guy house sits for rich friend, and they use the Questar to spy on a neighbour who does a strip-tease each night.  Typical Brian DePalma movie.  But a friend of mine who owns a scope store said people were coming in at the time wanting the scope that was in the movie.  Sold lots of ETX-90's because of it.


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 04:57 PM

Watch where you're poking those annotations bro..! bigshock.gif

Point taken.grin.gif 



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 06:50 PM

Point taken.grin.gif

Ouch! :lol:



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 06:40 AM

I just noticed this one this morning.....

 

https://www.gocomics...city/2020/12/01

 

LOL

 

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:07 AM

Is that the one where the guy gets drilled with that long auger bit? If so, it’s on my list of the creepiest movies ever!

The direction that this topic is taking does not augur well


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 06:23 PM

Is that the one where the guy gets drilled with that long auger bit? If so, it’s on my list of the creepiest movies ever!

 

The direction that this topic is taking does not augur well

Yeah, but if you remove that bit, it's much less harmful..! grin.gif


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 02:50 PM

In a remote observatory in the mountains above San Diego, California...”

 

From Red Planet Mars, (1952) United Artists, staring Peter Graves (The Beginning Of The End “, and Mission Impossible (TV series).

 

 

 

 




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