Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Location: Hertfordshire, England
|Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:42 am Post subject:
|It doesn't help much, but those buttons seem to be all over the sets.
If you have the photonovel - sorry, the pages aren't numbered! - look about four pages in when the red VDU lights up 'Nostromo'. To the right is a panel of six sliders, and above it are these buttons. Interestingly, they're in a block of 7x2, the same as the door switch.
Then right near the end of the book on the shuttle, the page that begins "Slowly, Ripley pushes buttons..." - first photo, there's that block again, the sliders and the buttons. That could mean either the whole thing is a found item, or the crew made multiples, or just cannibalised the bridge set for the Narcissus.
But then if you look during the countdown to self-destruct, the page that begins "30 seconds..." you can see the screen with the big red X and the countdown has these buttons below and beside it, no sliders. Interestingly, they're in rows of 7x2 and 7x1. Hmm...
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