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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Toa! Great to see all of the details of this prop...archives!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the pics. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mention it before because I didn't know if they were displaying them yet - the Vid-Phon consignor also had in their possession some original Syd Mead concept sketches of the Vid-Phon, a large wall Esper unit, and a misc. keycard kiosk. All were clearly Syd's work and never published before, either in the BR sketchbook or his books.

If you look in the photos you'll see one on display, on the shelf above the Vid-Phon. You'll definitely want to grab their catalog when it comes out. I was stunned when I saw them. They were just in an envelope. For 25 years.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, great story, that's almost unbelievable... Unknown original BR artwork by Syd Mead... Can't wait to see the next Propstore auction catalog !!!

Thanks a lot for the pics and BG info guys, you rock !!!

Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tested.com shot some video of the Vid-Phon, the Syd Mead concept art for the Vid-Phon, and some of the other stuff the PropStore had there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jOTnpGmhs


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took some screencaps from the Tested.com video, for those who can't:

http://gndn.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/blade-runner-hero-vid-phon-pictures-from-sdcc-2015/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gene for those and SSB for the vid. Amazing to see those Syd Mead's drawings Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any good close ups of the tested video of the Syd Mead artwork?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://gndn.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/blade-runner-unseen-syd-mead-vid-phon-concept-art/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS SSB Great drawing as always!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Cow Cool

What else is still out there I wonder. Starting to think the story about SRS having props destroyed at the end of filming is a myth.

Next item I want to turn up is the complete ESPER machine, Oh its out there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one instance we know about for sure are all the background versions of The sedan and spinners from set. He didn't want them ending up in other movies, but a few of each were spared. As far as the props, most of the ones that survived where the heroes for sure, and any the staff grabbed themselves at the end. But, it does look like much of the hand props did survive, but only a few were accounted for. It seems he only wanted to protect the iconic stuff from ending up in other films and blurring the film realities, as his idol Kubrik had done in 2001. we would need to talk to him directly to be sure, but it certainly seems he tried to be careful the mass of stuff didn't end up in the prop warehouses to be used over and over again, but instead into private hands and even museums. The single vehicles did still make some cameos in other films though. Just not as integral parts of those films, just background pieces for the most part.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's cool.

Isn't there some interview with either Ridley or Mead talking about the Mead gun design starting as a phone design or the other way around? This must be that drawing!




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another piece of concept art showing a desk phone that has similar shapes.

http://propsummit.com/upload/230/brsm_design_phone_base.jpg



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Thanks for that SSB...I always wanted to repro that one...after my Space Station build Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the gun is like a mish mash of these two phone designs.

Mead did have certain shapes and design concepts he liked to use throughout his entire body of work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the drool inducing close up shots. Man, they spared no detail.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original Prop Blog posted some better pictures from the auction catalog: http://www.originalprop.com/blog/2015/08/19/prop-store-entertainment-memorabilia-live-auction-september-23rd-catalog-coming-next-week-photo-preview/
















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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Oh man, that's cool.
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