Data appearance in new GE commercial

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  1. Mott the barber

    Mott the barber Commodore Commodore

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    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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    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.
     
  4. PaulMarshall

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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
     
  5. R. Star

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    I would've guessed season 2. Cool commercial though!
     
  6. davejames

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

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    Could it be "We'll Always have Paris" when Data beams into Manheim's lab?
     
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    Absolutely. Not even Data is as awesome as KITT.
     
  11. Mott the barber

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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.
     
  13. PaulMarshall

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    Either way ... Lol ... Y'all have finally put my mind at rest :mallory: :)
     
  14. trekker670

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    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.
     
  15. Tom Hendricks

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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.
     
  16. Tosk

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    No, he's not wearing a tricorder in that shot, but is in the GE ad. :(
     
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    What you mean they photoshopped it out or something? :confused:
     
  18. Tosk

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    No, I'm saying that is not the shot they used in the ad.
     
  19. PaulMarshall

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    Oh then it's still a mystery ... I'm sure we are not the only ones who've thought about this so I'm going to research it
     
  20. Tiberius

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    Found it!

    It's from the opening of "The Neutral Zone" where Data and Worf beam aboard the old satellite. Watch the way he moves his head - it's the same in both cases.