Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Post by Dave Altho » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 14:00:28


This evening, I sat through (but really didn't watch) the pilot Earth 2 on
NBC.  Either I simply wasn't in the mood, or it wasn't a very engaging
show, or I missed too much for it to make sense, or it was a crummy show,
or something like that...I really don't know for sure.  But there was a
scene which caught my attention.

Apparently, the space craft these people were travelling in had some
malfunction, so the characters all jumped into escape capsules to land
with a thud on the new planet.  As they scrambled into the capsules, they
grabbed onto each other and just about anything else handy, then finally
sat on benches, reached up, and lowered lap-bars, much like those you
would find on a Huss Break-Dance or a Sky Glider.  Though the bars dropped
into position from above, they did not pass over characters' shoulders.
Art imitates life?  A design Arrow and B&M should look into?

Or just too long since my last coaster ride?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(Aren't there ANY coasters running in Ohio in November???!)

 
 
 

Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Post by Robin A. Rep » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 15:08:37


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Quote:
>grabbed onto each other and just about anything else handy, then finally
>sat on benches, reached up, and lowered lap-bars, much like those you
>would find on a Huss Break-Dance or a Sky Glider.  Though the bars dropped
>into position from above, they did not pass over characters' shoulders.
>Art imitates life?  A design Arrow and B&M should look into?

Dave,

I, too, sat through Earth/2 on the tube this evening.  My wife and I were
sitting on the couch when that scene with the restraining bars in the
escape pods came on.  I jumped up and started ranting, "Oh, hell!
Althoff's gonna have something to say about those bars!"  Guess I know you
too well, eh?  :)

How many more days until CP opens?
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Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Post by Daniel Rouse, J » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 10:32:28


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        The carnival/fair ride "Force 10" has overhead lap bars that don't
touch or go near the rider's shoulders.  Though the ride itself makes me
extremely sick, the restraint holds you in securely (like you need it, the ride
packs a force of 3 G's) and is loose enough to be comfortable.
--
Daniel W. Rouse, Jr.  (Computer Science/Music Major)  
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Computer Programmer/Multi-Percussionist/Roller Coaster Enthusiast/Video Gamer

 
 
 

Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Post by Sharon Cricht » Thu, 10 Nov 1994 00:34:33

(about some lap bars on Earth 2)

Another, *real* coaster reference was on Northern Exposure last night (11/7.)
As Maggie and Joel were getting settled on the plane, they were talking about
what they could do in St. Petersburg.

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Coaster meta-reference on TV tonight

Post by Sharon Cricht » Thu, 10 Nov 1994 00:37:37


|>
|> (about some lap bars on Earth 2)
|>
|> Another, *real* coaster reference was on Northern Exposure last night (11/7.)
|> As Maggie and Joel were getting settled on the plane, they were talking about
|> what they could do in St. Petersburg.

OK, let's try this again (damn servers going down in the middle of editing!)
Joel wanted to try a roller-coaster that was located near the city.
The name that I think they said was "Corona" or "Comet" - does anyone know of
a coaster in St. Petersburg, Russia?

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