Notice anything strange on the Space: Above and Beyond main menus?

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  1. Steve Tack

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    I can't be the only one who noticed a certain space station from a different show on the menus for Space: Above and Beyond. Weird. I'm guessing whoever designed those menu backgrounds has never seen either show. [​IMG]
     
  2. Joseph DeMartino

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    Oh, c'mon. After an opening like that, you have to post a screen cap. [​IMG]

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    Yeah, get a screen-cap.

    Maybe it was in the show as an easter egg to pay homage?

    [​IMG] Or some wacko trying to put stuff in the menu that shouldn't be there... [​IMG]
     
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    Blatantly stolen from DVDTalk:

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  5. Joseph DeMartino

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    Oh, that is funny. Honestly I thought it was going to be DS9 or some obscure alien space station from any of a dozen shows. That is one seriously cheesey-looking menu. I don't know if someone snuck that in on purpose or if a lazy graphics drone just went to an SF site or two to grab some "cool-looking" generic graphics. (Maybe whoever it is copied an "in joke" off some fan site. [​IMG]) I've got to check the moderated B5 news group and see if anyone's brought this to JMS's attention yet - and if so what his reaction was. [​IMG]

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    Yeah, I saw it too after you mentioned it, can't imagin how I missed that on the first viewing.
     
  7. Joseph DeMartino

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    I've posted a message to JMS's attention on the moderated newsgroup with a link to this thread. I'll be interested in his reaction. BTW, are we sure this is a real image and not a gag that someone over at DVD Talk put together?

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    It's real. It's on my set.
     
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    LOL! Thats hillarious!
     
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    I should mention that the menus aren't done by Fox; an outside company handles them.

    Gord
     
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    Which was my theory, Gord. I betcha someone got the graphics mixed up and, not knowing what Babylon 5 was, put that on the menu.
    Any way you look at it, it's pretty freakin funny.
     
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    I noticed it too. Thought about bringing it up on the Space Above and Beyond thread. I remember a Star Trek book a few years back that had a cover with an upside down Galactica in the background of the art. As far as Space Above...maybe one CGI space ship looks like another to the guys who do the menus?
     
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    Gord,

    Didn't know that, makes sense. Thanks for the info.

    My bet is that it wont be there as of the second pressing, if there ever is a second pressing. My bet is that this is a small run item and I'm more inclined to doubt that there will be a second pressing. I don't think Warner will throw a fit (or I wouldn't if I were them), there are always employees or subcontractors that do 'in jokes' that they don't think others will notice. If Warner made a stink it could be the next time something like this happens it would be one of their sets.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I was thinking about picking this up, I remember watching the show on Fox when I was in H.S. Now with the Babylon 5 station on the menu, how can I resist?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Joseph DeMartino

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    I'm still waiting for my RASFTB5M post to get through moderation and appear on the group. [​IMG]

    Yet another example of the dangers of outsourcing, I suppose. [​IMG] Someone really needs to needle Peter Staddon about this one. (In a nice way, of course. We only kid out of love. [​IMG])

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    Joe
     
  16. Joseph DeMartino

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    So that's what happened to Babylon 4! [​IMG]

    The newsgroup post is up, finally, and has drawn some fan response, but nothing from the Man himself yet. I'll keep you posted.

    Joe
     
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    Oh I definitely have to pull out this set and check out that menu. I wonder if they'll end up having to yank copies off shelves and issue new corrected versions to stores. Maybe our copies will become a valuable collector's item. Hey, if GTA:SA, pre "Hot Coffee" scandal, can shoot up in value, why not this set?
     
  18. Jay Pennington

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    Other menus from the same artist:

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  19. Joseph DeMartino

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    Nice, Jay! Good Photoshop work there!
     

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