Keyboards spotting

Hello :blush:

I see that we don’t have a place to post vintage keyboards we spot in movie or TV show. So here it is.

A nice 60% with F row spotted in Eraser 1996 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116213/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Not sure if i post in the good category, correct me if i’m wrong.

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That’s really cool looking

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A dirty Apple M2980 keybaord spotted in The Faculty, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133751/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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There are some Kinesis Advantages in Men in Black!

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Unknow big board in Blow Away, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109303/
Any idea ? We can see an IBM Model F in background :slight_smile:

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It’s just a prop KB, but I thought it looked pretty cool & would be appreciated here.

It was made by Datalux for the show SeaQuest DSV & never actually worked from what I can tell. Although it may have switches & been built as if it was to be a working KB. Since some of the props had to have pressable keys for scenes showing someone typing on them. here’s a link to the page I found this on that has more info on it. Also the site that hosts it (Prop bay) is a pretty cool site as well!

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Good topic choice! I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled although I know I’ve missed quite a few opportunities as I’m watching “Halt and Catch Fire”

“Halt and Catch Fire”, is too easy, you can literally screen all the show and you’ll have vintage boards on each screen :smile:

BTW, it’s one of my favorite TV Show EVER :heart_eyes:

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I love that blocky, solid case. On closer inspection, it looks like it’s made out of cardboard haha

I just happen to watch Fight Club yesterday again, it’s been years since I watched it. Still one of the best movies of the 90’s and right at the start in the doctor scene there is an IBM battleship in the background.

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ADDS keyboard in The Farthest: Voyager in Space


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Find a SSK (look like but CRTL and ALT seems different) in The Abyss, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Abyss

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An interesting board in Alien, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film)
Probably a custom made for the movie :slight_smile:

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We have an Apple II in Hackers

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Interesting that the top row of the keyboard appears to be underneath a ledge or something, making it inaccessible. I also like how the colored lights are all wonky as if they were placed by hand (which they almost certainly were).

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Love that movie, so unrealistic but so cool :grinning:

Hack the planet !

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Didn’t notice that :slight_smile:

Yesterday i was watching “Another Life” and i saw only tactile keyboards… Brrrrr :cold_sweat:
Hope the future will not be like that, i hate tactile keyboard, i want a future like Alien, with fucking big buttons everywhere :smile:

A WASD Keybaord (not vintage at all) in TV Show Silicon Valley.

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Watching Scream, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_(1996_film) and then a nice keyboard appears :slight_smile:

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