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Old January 17 2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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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.
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Old January 17 2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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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
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Old January 17 2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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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.
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Old January 17 2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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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
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Old January 18 2013, 12:39 AM   #5
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I would've guessed season 2. Cool commercial though!
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Old January 18 2013, 01:09 AM   #6
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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.
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Old January 18 2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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Here's another post dealing with the commercial, to add to the discussion:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=195163
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Old January 18 2013, 02:31 AM   #8
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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
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Old January 18 2013, 04:31 AM   #9
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Could it be "We'll Always have Paris" when Data beams into Manheim's lab?
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Old January 18 2013, 05:41 AM   #10
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Re: Data appearance in new GE commercial

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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.
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Old January 18 2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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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.
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Old January 18 2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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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.
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Old January 18 2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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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
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Old January 18 2013, 10:43 PM   #14
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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.
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Old January 19 2013, 12:36 AM   #15
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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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