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#1101 Kasmos

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Posted 31 March 2024 - 07:06 PM

I was Googling something else and this popped up

From the 1970-71 British TV show UFO 

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That's a Alien Spy?!!!

 

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The scope is a 6" Fullerscopes Refractor

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=npEPZK1HYos


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Posted 01 April 2024 - 03:46 AM

I was Googling something else and this popped up

From the 1970-71 British TV show UFO 

attachicon.gif Alien-Spy-Girl.jpg

That's a Alien Spy?!!!

 

attachicon.gif Fullerscopes-6.jpg

The scope is a 6" Fullerscopes Refractor

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=npEPZK1HYos

That show was a babe fest! :) Silly fun.

 

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#1103 ErnH2O

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 10:09 AM

That show was a babe fest! smile.gif Silly fun.

 

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Then they did "Space 1999"....cue funky guitar intro music.

 

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 12:13 AM

I believe it's been posted somewhere in this forum (C8 Registry?), but I can't find it.

Here's a couple more from the film

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Had to dingy up the corrector to prevent any visible reflections.



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Posted 02 April 2024 - 08:28 AM

I was Googling something else and this popped up

From the 1970-71 British TV show UFO 

attachicon.gif Alien-Spy-Girl.jpg

That's a Alien Spy?!!!

 

attachicon.gif Fullerscopes-6.jpg

The scope is a 6" Fullerscopes Refractor

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=npEPZK1HYos

She's looking at SID



#1106 Tom Stock

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Posted 03 April 2024 - 06:29 AM

I believe it's been posted somewhere in this forum (C8 Registry?), but I can't find it.

Here's a couple more from the film

attachicon.gif SR-Dern-8.jpg

attachicon.gif C8-Silent-Running.jpg

Yes that was a great movie, I loved the props.  Notice how puzzled he is that his drift alignment isn't working!


Edited by Tom Stock, 03 April 2024 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2024 - 03:15 AM

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A variety of telescopes in Can't Buy Me Love (1987). I think the blue telescope with the sale tag appears to be a Meade Schmidt-Newtonian CometTracker. Classic 80s comedy btw.


Edited by ant888nsmb2, 08 April 2024 - 02:20 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:55 AM

Shout out to classic binoculars

 

In the movie "The Burbs" Bruce Dern's character is on his roof spying on the neighbors - using his Celestron 20x80 Deluxe binocs (the tall ones).

 

Silly, fun movie - and their house is right next door so he could have been reading thier mail...

 

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And - I just picked up a nice used pair of these wink.gif

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 11:39 AM

Shout out to classic binoculars

 

In the movie "The Burbs" Bruce Dern's character is on his roof spying on the neighbors - using his Celestron 20x80 Deluxe binocs (the tall ones).

 

Silly, fun movie - and their house is right next door so he could have been reading thier mail...

 

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And - I just picked up a nice used pair of these wink.gif

Is that Bruce Dern in the last picture, or Captain Sensible?



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Posted 26 April 2024 - 11:29 AM

Movie trailer for the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Its a short scene but shows an observatory that has seen better days.

We also see an ape looking thru the eyepiece. And there is a new trailer where a human also looks and they examine a model of the solar system.

 

I'm curious to know what they look at and how this effects the plot.



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Posted 27 April 2024 - 09:36 PM

Is that Bruce Dern in the last picture, or Captain Sensible?

Say Wot!



#1112 Thomas Marshall

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Posted 27 April 2024 - 11:59 PM

Is that Bruce Dern in the last picture, or Captain Sensible?

Same hat, same hair. But looks like a bit of mustache in last photo.



#1113 shakafell

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Posted Yesterday, 10:42 AM

We also see an ape looking thru the eyepiece. And there is a new trailer where a human also looks and they examine a model of the solar system.

 

I'm curious to know what they look at and how this effects the plot.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

 

I saw the movie and without spoiling anything an ape and human look thru the eyepiece. And they return to the observatory at the end.

 

But we never actually see what they are looking at. It's implied it has some effect on both societies and there are various theories online. It could just be they are awed by the heavens or it could be something more significant.

 

Also this is probably meant to be Griffith Observatory since we saw them at LAX earlier.

 

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Edited by shakafell, Yesterday, 10:50 AM.

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