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  1. Member Since
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    Aug 28, 2007, 7:37 AM - Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #1

    Hello fello RPF'ers, I was Marathoning Alien yesterday and came across this. I'm unsure as to wether or not it is a prop or an exsisting piece of Equipment of some sort. (Maybe an older Laptop of some kind?)

    Any help i can recieve on this is well appreciated.


    (This was the computer/device Hicks used to activate the Remote Sentry Guns at 1:29:50 into the movie.)





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    Aug 28, 2007, 8:01 AM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #2

    Its a GRiD sytems 1530/1535 laptop.

    SAS
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    Aug 28, 2007, 8:33 AM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #3

    Sidewinder said: View Post
    Its a GRiD sytems 1530/1535 laptop.

    SAS
    Ah wonderful, thanks! Now to go about finding one
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    Aug 28, 2007, 3:47 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #4

    Good luck!

    If you find one, stop by the Aliens Legacy and let us know.
    BTW, if you get a WORKING one, there are programs out there for emulating the display seen in the movie.
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    Aug 28, 2007, 5:37 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #5

    Doesn't it also go by the name "gridcase" laptop??
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    Sep 15, 2007, 5:57 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #6

    Actually, the one in the pictures is the Grid Compass (maybe the Compass II). It use bubble memory and lacked nifty things like a floppy drive or hard drive. The Grid/Gridcase 1520 was a 286sx processor, and came out several years after the film.

    But as a "close enough" for a prop replica, the 15XX series works fine.

    Russ
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    Sep 15, 2007, 6:10 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #7

    I thought it was a GRiD Systems 1139 laptop?...

    http://www.harryharris.com/comp.htm

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    Sep 16, 2007, 12:49 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #8

    The Compass II is the 1139.

    Russ
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    Aug 4, 2010, 8:31 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #9

    would that be the same bishop used to being the drop ship down?
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    Aug 4, 2010, 8:53 PM - Re: Aliens 1986 Prop Identification #10

    No- Bishop's "portable terminal" was different from the Sentry Gun remote laptops.

    I don't think Bishop's terminal was an actual computer; looks more like a prop made for the film- there is a pic of it on Willie's website:


    http://www.alienscollection.com/uplink2.jpg


    Kevin

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