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Mott the barber January 17 2013 06:55 PM

Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
I haven't seen any mention of this, but during the BCS National Championship game, GE aired a commercial about robots, the future, etc. and inserted a clip of Data in uniform from the early TNG years (S1 or 2).

I'm at work so I don't have youtube access, but anyone else see this?

This comes on the heels of Dorn being used as "future guy" in a Dodge Dart commercial.

PaulMarshall January 17 2013 07:13 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
That's awesome I got to look that up ... I'll post a link if I find it

...found it

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...41018144,d.eWU

GalaxyX January 17 2013 09:26 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
LOL kick ass!!! The whole thing was great, but the addition of Data sealed it as awesome!

I also liked Robbie the Robot and the Lost in Space Robot.

Too bad they couldn't get the actual Johnny 5, and had to use an approximation.

PaulMarshall January 17 2013 11:44 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Yeah you're right but at least they didn't have to approximate data ... But here is a question, which episode do you think that exact moment came from ... I think he looks like he did in season 1

R. Star January 18 2013 12:39 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
I would've guessed season 2. Cool commercial though!

davejames January 18 2013 01:09 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Seeing Data was cool, but I have to admit I was more excited to see KITT. Even 30 years later, he still looks pretty damn cool racing down a dirt road.

trekker670 January 18 2013 01:09 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Here's another post dealing with the commercial, to add to the discussion:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=195163

PaulMarshall January 18 2013 02:31 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Quote:

R. Star wrote: (Post 7551319)
I would've guessed season 2. Cool commercial though!

Yeah you are probably right but I wish I could find out which ep ... I'm OCD like that lol

Tiberius January 18 2013 04:31 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Could it be "We'll Always have Paris" when Data beams into Manheim's lab?

FalTorPan January 18 2013 05:41 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Quote:

davejames wrote: (Post 7551406)
Seeing Data was cool, but I have to admit I was more excited to see KITT. Even 30 years later, he still looks pretty damn cool racing down a dirt road.


Absolutely. Not even Data is as awesome as KITT.

Mott the barber January 18 2013 06:38 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Quote:

trekker670 wrote: (Post 7551409)
Here's another post dealing with the commercial, to add to the discussion:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=195163

Oops. Guess I missed that thread. :bolian:

Mott the barber January 18 2013 06:44 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
I'd guess the clip is from Season 1 based on his "look" and the color/material of the uniform. In Season 2, the uniforms seemed to be a little thicker and less thin spandex like in S1.

PaulMarshall January 18 2013 06:46 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Quote:

Mott the barber wrote: (Post 7554427)
I'd guess the clip is from Season 1 based on his "look" and the color/material of the uniform. In Season 2, the uniforms seemed to be a little thicker and less thin spandex like in S1.

Either way ... Lol ... Y'all have finally put my mind at rest :mallory: :)

trekker670 January 18 2013 10:43 PM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
Quote:

Mott the barber wrote: (Post 7554427)
I'd guess the clip is from Season 1 based on his "look" and the color/material of the uniform. In Season 2, the uniforms seemed to be a little thicker and less thin spandex like in S1.

I thought the S2 uniforms were exactly the same as S1. I remember reading a story that they couldn't afford new uniforms, otherwise they would have changed them sooner. They compromised and got Wesley a new costume in S2 but made the rest of the characters wait until S3.

Tom Hendricks January 19 2013 12:36 AM

Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial
 
There was a difference between Season 1 and Season 2 costumes, I forget which season it was but they reversed the Spandex between seasons. I believe they used the reveres side in Season 2 and got the matt finish.


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