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RobotWorkshop
08-22-2011, 08:42 PM
I don't know of anyone else noticed yet but there seems to be an excellent shot of some Parallax Product in the Movie Spy Kids 4D. Look for the 'Spy Detector" gadget when it it open and being assembled. Took the kids to see the movie yesterday and noticed it in the film....

Robert

Microcontrolled
08-22-2011, 09:21 PM
Well, I would never pay to see that movie, so I guess I'll try to spot it when it comes out on Netflix, just to see the Parallax product. :) Out of curiosity, what is it?

Some other Parallax products in movies and TV:
"Law Abiding Citizen" shows a HIGHLY mangled Propeller protoboard (well, the top half anyway) in the bomb building scene.
An episode of "Monk" (one of the earlier ones) shows a scene of disarming a bomb, and there is clearly a BS2 controlling it, though it's hard to see details due to poor lighting.

If there are any more Parallax spottings in the media, feel free to post.

erco
08-22-2011, 10:06 PM
An episode of "Monk" (one of the earlier ones) shows a scene of disarming a bomb, and there is clearly a BS2 controlling it, though it's hard to see details due to poor lighting.

So BS2 stands for Bomb Squad 2. What happened to Bomb Squad 1, or should I not ask?

localroger
08-23-2011, 01:39 AM
I recall a thread a year or more ago where there was a bit of wringing of hands that whenever you see Parallax product in a movie, it's being used to blow something up.

Of course, this wasn't helped by the presentation at UPEW about the special effects for Spiderman 2 where it was revealed that Doc Oct's spinal implant was driven by visible on-camera Basic Stamps...

Bean
08-29-2011, 02:48 AM
Just took my son to see this movie. And I watched for it.
It is a EFX-TEK Prop-1 controller. It's only on the screen for a second.

http://www.efx-tek.com/topics/prop-1.html

Bean

wjsteele
08-29-2011, 05:17 AM
Curious... why would they call it a "Prop-1" controller when it's run by a BS1???

Bill

RobotWorkshop
08-29-2011, 05:46 AM
I think because it was meant to control movie Props. I knew I saw it in there!

Robert

Jeffa
08-29-2011, 06:41 AM
So BS2 stands for Bomb Squad 2. What happened to Bomb Squad 1, or should I not ask?

he he :-) I like funny!