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#3393043 - 09/19/11 11:13 AM Proof that the future lies with Saitek  
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The X-52 Pro, to be more precise! It's good to know that my own joystick won't become obsolete until at least 2154 AD...



It's the sort of thing you notice when watching a movie on the same computer you use for simming - it's like seeing a double image!

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#3393047 - 09/19/11 11:19 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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yes but to be "movie accurate" you should simulate bulldozer wink. BTW you can see the X45 in chlonicles of riddick in the controls of the merc's spaceship.


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#3393128 - 09/19/11 01:34 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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that crappy kurt russell movie "soldier" had a Saitek x36 in it, if i remember correctly - the bad guy is shown hitting the cartoonish giant "LAUNCH" button repeatedly


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#3393147 - 09/19/11 02:03 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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#3393194 - 09/19/11 03:22 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Originally Posted By: Clydewinder
that crappy kurt russell movie "soldier" had a Saitek x36 in it, if i remember correctly - the bad guy is shown hitting the cartoonish giant "LAUNCH" button repeatedly



Actually that movie should be some sort of blade runner sequel.


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#3393351 - 09/19/11 07:23 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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It's also popular in alternate realities as shown in the movie "Speed Racer" (the shifter to be more precise)


#3393537 - 09/19/11 10:56 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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I love threads like these! Spotting sim hardware in movies is a guilty pleasure of mine... Anyone have any more sightings?

#3393638 - 09/20/11 01:28 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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Wow! Saitek's infiltration of sci-fi is more widespread that I'd imagined!

#3393695 - 09/20/11 03:32 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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There is of course the controls from the G.I. JOE movie. Borrowed from Amazon:



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#3397780 - 09/26/11 12:09 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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the Throttle showed up in Terminator 3. just before they went into the particle accelerator they powered it up and there was the throttle..


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#3397812 - 09/26/11 01:08 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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I'm guessing that the reason for this is the X-52's styling. It fits the sci-fi aesthetic they're going for better.

By comparison, the TM, Logitech , and CH offerings all look more utilitarian. (On the other hand, I generally prefer that "it means business" non-gaudy look, even if Hollywood doesn't.)

#3401200 - 10/01/11 03:07 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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Well the Starship Enterprise is steered with a Gravis Blackhawk.







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#3401758 - 10/02/11 05:36 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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And human sized robots piloted by tiny people are controlled with Warthogs, as seen in Doctor Who:



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#3401833 - 10/02/11 11:02 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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Judging by "The Day the Earth Stood Still", the army likes their futuristic looks too, to pilot their UAVs:






[EDIT]...to fire Sidewinders at the robot. Sidewinders? Come on!

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#3401888 - 10/02/11 01:44 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: JAMF]  
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HA! That's awesome! They didn't even try to hide it behind a fancy facade, paint it, or even plug it in!


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#3402278 - 10/03/11 03:46 AM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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And human sized robots piloted by tiny people are controlled with Warthogs, as seen in Doctor Who:


I can't believe I just watched that episode without noticing that!

#3426703 - 11/05/11 05:57 PM Re: Proof that the future lies with Saitek [Re: B25Mitch]  
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Some of the pilots are even using British made Alpha flight helmets the same as current issue


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