Friday, January 28, 2011

Kickin' It Old School


1. The supercomputers on board the original Battlestar Galactica had almost 8K of RAM!

2. October 4, 1978. Bored between takes on the set of Battlestar Galactica, Marin Jensen entered cyber history by running the first ever search for "Hot Girl on Girl Action."

3. ORA: (Publicity photographer, two minutes earlier) "All right, now, I'm gonna need to pose you guys in front the one prop on the Bridge Set that isn't an oscilloscope."

4. "Hold on, guys. I just got an email from His Honorable Majesty the Finance Minister of Sagittaron. He'll pay us 300,000 cubits if we help him transfer treasury funds off the planet."

5. "All your base stars are belong to us."

Best of Silhouette
Okay, Adam and Little Joe look the same, but I didn't remember that Hoss was such a looker!

Best of GregMan
Starbuck thought bubble: "Wow, I'd really like to hit the re-imagined me!"

Best of Jack Reacher
The bank manager came out to confirm that the customer did, indeed, have a negative balance.

Best of Jack Reacher
Just unplugging this one terminal cuts off Internet access for all Egypt? Cool--Hosni says do it."

Best of Vinney
"Sir, it's not just me, I feel the male officer's uniforms are a bit "fruity."

Best of dadoctah
Great moments in cyberporn history: the invention of one-handed typing.

Best of blue
"Rumor on the set is that the show is canceled...check the internet for Community Organizer job openings.... we have to be qualified for that!""

Best of metalgarth
"You suppose we could whip up some fake TANG documents for Dan Rather on that doohickey?"

Best of Carpe Phlogiston
Ah, yes... doubt I'm the only geek who fantasized about Maren Jensen fondling MY keyboard while Laurette Spang and Anne Lockhart took turns reformatting my hard drive.

Best of prince of leaves
"With just a couple of keystrokes, I can make this thing play Hendrix, and...Col. Tigh? Are you okay?"

Best of prince of leaves
The crew began to suspect Tigh was a cylon when they discovered he had been surfing for mechanical assembly drawings on his command station.

Best of Merovign
Okay, I don't see everyone's hands and Starbuck's eyes are awful wide...

Best of mega
It turned out 300 years later that Republicans had been right all along: cutting defense would have a severe impact on military technology readiness.

36 comments:

Silhouette said...

Okay, Adam and Little Joe look the same, but I didn't remember that Hoss was such a looker!

GregMan said...

"Frak it, another BSOD! If we ran Linux instead of Windows those Cylons never would've won."

GregMan said...

Starbuck thought bubble: "Wow, I'd really like to hit the re-imagined me!"

blue said...

"Surrender!! We are superior to you, look we have Pong!!"

Jack Reacher said...

The bank manager came out to confirm that the customer did, indeed, have a negative balance.

Jack Reacher said...

"I said, would you like paper or plastic bags, Ma'am?"

Jack Reacher said...

Just unplugging this one terminal cuts off Internet access for all Egypt? Cool--Hosni says do it."

Anonymous said...

"Our computers are down, sir. Request permission to call The Geek Squad"?

Vinney

Anonymous said...

"Sir, it's not just me, I feel the male officer's uniforms are a bit "fruity."

Vinney

dadoctah said...

Great moments in cyberporn history: the invention of one-handed typing.

dadoctah said...

"I'm sorry, Mr Greene, but I can't let you carry a weapon on set. As a Canadian, you show up in our records as a 'foreign national'."

blue said...

"Rumor on the set is that the show is canceled...check the internet for Community Organizer job openings.... we have to qualified for that!""

dadoctah said...

"Relax. The last space show on TV was canceled nine years ago due to poor ratings. Nobody will call us a ripoff."

Mr Hankey said...

Battlestar Galactica travels in search of Earth to find Al Gore to make this thing work properly.

Mr Hankey said...

Geek Dating Game - 3 space dudes try to find a hot chick to Frak.

metalgarth said...

"You suppose we could whip up some fake TANG documents for Dan Rather on that doohickey?"

Double the U said...

Not so outdated, Bender's CPU is a 6502 chip.

Robert said...

Looks like a Tektronix 4052 (god, I am sooo old).

Carpe Phlogiston said...

Little did the Tandy terminal realize it'd be one small step for mankind, one giant leap from StarTrek's bridge full of useless blinking lights.

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Ah, yes... doubt I'm the only geek who fantasized about Maren Jensen fondling MY keyboard while Laurette Spang and Anne Lockhart took turns reformatting my hard drive.

RIP Apollo 1 and Challenger & their crews

prince of leaves said...

"Sure we have silly costumes, archaic technology props, and boiler-riveted spaceship sets. At least our series didn't have a cockamamie ending."

prince of leaves said...

"Our sequel series where we finally get to Earth is going to be a hack-written schmaltzfest featuring precocious super-genius kids and invisible, time-traveling, flying motorcycles? Seriously?"

prince of leaves said...

"By your command line..."

prince of leaves said...

"With just a couple of keystrokes, I can make this thing play Hendrix, and...Col. Tigh? Are you okay?"

prince of leaves said...

The crew began to suspect Tigh was a cylon when they discovered he had been surfing for mechanical assembly drawings on his command station.

Oiao said...

Wow! However were they able to predict the exact future of today back then? This looks exactly like 2011, except that the Commander is not half-white.

Merovign said...

Okay, I don't see everyone's hands and Starbuck's eyes are awful wide...

Artfldgr said...

9 Quatlooos for the earth female...

Artfldgr said...

Just as this image was taken, Lt Starbuck appears to have been stricken with surprise alien buttseks...

mega said...

The actors were stunned and wryly amused. "You want us to put a ... a ... a BLACK person in the movie?"

mega said...

Sadly, along with wearing suits to the theatre, the practice of making up Cleopatra eyes to work at the computer has been lost over time.

mega said...

"Okay, on three, everyone look either really, really intense or make the sexy head tilt, and ... go!"

mega said...

Eventually, Amazon forgot what had made the early Kindles so great.

mega said...

It turned out 300 years later that Republicans had been right all along: cutting defense would have a severe impact on military technology readiness.

Spin said...

Marin Jensen (ancestor of Elisabeth Moss)proves science can breed dowdy and plain from the gene pool.

jj said...

Female thought bubble, "I bet a Cylon can last a lot longer than these three losers..."

Submariner said...

Athena's thought bubble; "I need a REAL man; where the hell is Buck Rogers?"