Friday, November 09, 2007

Only Yesterday

How many items of antique technology can you identify in this spoof of a 1994 pilot of "24"?

Nothing follows.

4 Comments:

Blogger rhhardin said...

I threw out my TV in 1971. One thing that apparently hasn't changed is the absolute need to fill the half hour, assuming they got that right in the spoof. If not, they're channeling instead a 1960s Mission Impossible, pick any episode.

Get Smart 1965-70 (now on DVD) is pretty up to date, technologywise.

11/09/2007 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger ledger said...

I don’t have much to add. But, here is a humorous take on 24 by John of Wuzzadem:

Jack Bauer and Tony Almeida, crack agents for the Counter Terrorism Unit, headquartered in Los Angeles, speed down miraculously empty L.A. streets in their tricked-out CTU-issue SUV. Jack is on the phone with Erin Driscoll, head of CTU.


Jack Bauer:
Call CTU technical and see if they've got those satellite coordinates yet.
[Cut to interior of CTU computer room - Edgar answers the phone]

Edgar:
CTU, this is Edgar.

Tony Almeida:
Edgar, it's Tony Almeida, do you have the satellite coordinates yet?

Jack Bauer:
Damn it, Tony! We need to get those satellite coordinates!

Tony Almeida:
I know! I'm getting them now.

Jack Bauer:
I can't have this conversation right now, Tony!

Edgar:
We're working on it Tony, but we're having technical problems.

Tony Almeida:
What kind of problems, are you trying to update the database?

Edgar:
No.

Tony Almeida:
Because we need to do that at least three or four times every episode, you know.

Jack Bauer:
Damn, it Tony! Make sure they're updating the database!

Tony Almeida [Rolls his eyes and ignores Jack]
So, are you trying to download files?

Edgar:
No.

Tony Almeida:
Upload files?

Edgar:
No.

Tony Almeida:
Does it have anything to do with files? Come on, give me a hint.

Edgar:
We're just replacing the batteries in Sarah's PDA. We were out, but we found some in Jack's desk.

Jack Bauer:
Damn it, Tony! What's the holdup?

Tony Almeida:
They're replacing the batteries in Sarah's PDA, they just found some in your desk, so they're...

Jack Bauer:
TELL THEM NOT TO USE THOSE BATTERIES!!!

Tony Almeida:
Edgar! Don't use those batteries!

Edgar:
Sarah, stop! Don't use those! [heaves a big sigh of relief as sweat rolls down his forehead] I caught her just in time - what's the problem, Tony?

Tony Almeida:
What's the problem with the batteries, Jack, are they booby-trapped?

Jack Bauer:
No, I got them at Radio Shack, and I just found out they're like five bucks cheaper at Wal-Mart, so I'm going to return them...


See, 24: Terrorism and Torture

11/09/2007 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Pangloss said...

Tell me honestly if this video is more thrilling than anything from last season's 24.

Scraping their fingernails on the ledges at 100MPH

11/09/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

I saw this Imax movie a couple years ago. The visuals are so big &close of guys skydiving and base jumping that it feels like you are with them. And just watching teh Imax you get an adreline rush.
Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk

11/10/2007 08:36:00 AM  

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