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01-06-2019, 11:32 AM
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Would anyone have any information about this photo?

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01-06-2019, 11:58 AM
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With Google Image search, here is what is returned maren jensen battlestar galactica
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01-06-2019, 12:10 PM
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What is the Sharp calculator model?

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01-06-2019, 12:18 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2019 12:23 PM by vk6ti.)
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I didn’t even notice the calculators :-)
Hang on I did notice the 50 cal WIN bullets on her belt
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01-06-2019, 02:19 PM
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I don't recall the model calculator, but this was a publicity still released when the original BG was launched in 1978. Maren Jensen's character was one of the bridge crew (not a soldier) so this was more than likely intended to be some kind of instrument, rather than a gun. Though I've seen all the episodes (more than once - I watched an ep last night!), I don't recall ever seeing the dual-calculator device, but I may have been distracted by either the compelling acting or other things... well, by one of them.

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01-06-2019, 03:19 PM
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SHARP EL-5804 (with tape over the Sharp logo).
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01-06-2019, 03:26 PM
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(01-06-2019 12:10 PM)hp41cx Wrote:  What is the Sharp calculator model?

I think it's just a prop because the key colours group the keys into two blocks of 8 and 20, and that doesn't really make sense for a calculator keyboard.
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01-06-2019, 04:24 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2019 04:44 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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Hello!

(01-06-2019 03:26 PM)BruceH Wrote:  I think it's just a prop because the key colours group the keys into two blocks of 8 and 20, and that doesn't really make sense for a calculator keyboard.

Here is a larger image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5b/9d/a9/...399f6b.jpg
The thing on the belt is clearly not a calculator, either a prop or a an industrial keypad of some sort. The upper belt looks like an airline demo-belt to me (the kind used by flight attendants to show how to buckle and unbuckle) again with the airline logo taped over. And the "bullets" on the belt seem to be felt-tip pens.
Very creative those B-movie prop makers :-)

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NB: And the boots are Sidi "Full Bore" motocross boots from the mid 1970ies with the manufacturer name taped over.
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01-06-2019, 04:37 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2019 04:38 PM by SammysHP.)
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(01-06-2019 03:26 PM)BruceH Wrote:  I think it's just a prop because the key colours group the keys into two blocks of 8 and 20, and that doesn't really make sense for a calculator keyboard.

It made sense for at least one person (the designer): http://www.thimet.de/CalcCollection/Calc...5804-M.JPG
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01-06-2019, 05:46 PM
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(01-06-2019 03:19 PM)SammysHP Wrote:  SHARP EL-5804

From SHARP EL-5804 ELSIMATE SLIDE RULE CALCULATOR NIB BATTLESTAR GALACTICA STAR WARS:

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01-06-2019, 07:43 PM
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I'm not sure why she'd need two calculators on one leg. From a redundant systems point of view, it would make more sense to have one on each leg.

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01-06-2019, 08:00 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2019 08:00 PM by Thomas Okken.)
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But it makes perfect sense from a '70s prop design point of view. Smile

A couple of my favorites from that era are The Wirrn, a monster from a Tom Baker / Elisabeth Sladen Doctor Who episode, whose skin was made out of green-painted bubble wrap, and Raumpatrouille Orion, a wonderful Star-Trek-like German sci-fi show, where some of the spaceship's controls were upper parts of household electric flat-irons. Didn't notice these things at the time, but with the benefit of age and the merciless clarity of DVD transfers, all is revealed. Big Grin
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01-06-2019, 08:18 PM
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(01-06-2019 07:43 PM)ijabbott Wrote:  I'm not sure why she'd need two calculators on one leg. From a redundant systems point of view, it would make more sense to have one on each leg.

Presumably she has a 50g on her other leg, out of sight…

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01-09-2019, 02:24 PM
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Can I be on the crew that she works on please?
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01-11-2019, 03:55 PM
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(01-09-2019 02:24 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  Can I be on the crew that she works on please?

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01-15-2019, 02:46 PM
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That is a series and a character long forgotten. But the recollection brings back some fond memories of being in college and spending Sunday evening with another couple to watch BG, with freshly popped corn and freshly brewed coffee.

I had also forgotten the Athena character. As I recall, there was quite a lot of eye-candy in the show.

If you haven't seen the prequel, Caprica, it is worth a watch. I have not watched the remake of BG, although it hit my radar again the other evening while I was browsing the Evil Empire website. I do admire Katee Sackhoff and that might make watching an episode or two of the remake worthwhile.

Fun memories... thanks!
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01-15-2019, 10:08 PM
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(01-15-2019 02:46 PM)drdbthompson Wrote:  That is a series and a character long forgotten. But the recollection brings back some fond memories of being in college and spending Sunday evening with another couple to watch BG, with freshly popped corn and freshly brewed coffee.

I had also forgotten the Athena character. As I recall, there was quite a lot of eye-candy in the show.

If you haven't seen the prequel, Caprica, it is worth a watch. I have not watched the remake of BG, although it hit my radar again the other evening while I was browsing the Evil Empire website. I do admire Katee Sackhoff and that might make watching an episode or two of the remake worthwhile.

Fun memories... thanks!

The remake of BG is a far, FAR better show, with actual writing and acting, unlike the original. It is loosely the same broad plot, but nearly every detail is different, and IMHO, better. This is a dark, serious show that requires and deserves to be watched closely, paying attention to detail. Much to enjoy here, check it out!

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01-16-2019, 01:43 PM
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(01-15-2019 10:08 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  The remake of BG is a far, FAR better show, with actual writing and acting, unlike the original. It is loosely the same broad plot, but nearly every detail is different, and IMHO, better. This is a dark, serious show that requires and deserves to be watched closely, paying attention to detail. Much to enjoy here, check it out!

Absolutely! The remake is one of the best series in this millennium. I watched the original and the remake multiple times and definitely prefer the remake.
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