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30th Apr '16 8:57:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ATouchOfCloth'': Parodied when DC Asap Qureshi shows Jack and Anne a ridiculously graphical supercomputer hologram display in the computer lab, which he describes as "the most melodramatic operating system in the world".
11th Feb '16 9:38:16 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Jan '16 8:10:19 AM Anddrix
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* There was a brief fad for creating ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation user interfaces in the mid-Nineties to replace Windows 95 for new computer users, as it was thought this would be [[ViewersAreMorons easier to get used to]]. They typically took the form of representing the computer as a house, with different rooms holding work/productivity programmes, games, kids' stuff and so on. Two examples are Microsoft Bob (one of Microsoft's [[OldShame most embarrassing failures]]) and Packard Bell's Navigator.

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* There was a brief fad for creating ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation user interfaces in the mid-Nineties to replace Windows 95 for new computer users, as it was thought this would be [[ViewersAreMorons easier to get used to]].to. They typically took the form of representing the computer as a house, with different rooms holding work/productivity programmes, games, kids' stuff and so on. Two examples are Microsoft Bob (one of Microsoft's [[OldShame most embarrassing failures]]) and Packard Bell's Navigator.
1st Jan '16 5:06:27 AM erforce
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* Used quite noticeably in the 2007 ''{{Transformers}}'' film--apparently, if you take a sound file of a signal broadcast by a Transformer, open in in Audacity, and zoom in really close to the waveform, you can see Cybertronian glyphs.

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* Used quite noticeably in the 2007 ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film--apparently, if you take a sound file of a signal broadcast by a Transformer, open in in Audacity, and zoom in really close to the waveform, you can see Cybertronian glyphs.



* ''StarWars'' got more into this trope the further it got into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). In ''Film/ANewHope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't update this. By the time ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had to work with.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' got more into this trope the further it got into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). In ''Film/ANewHope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't update this. By the time ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had to work with.



* Lampshaded in ''Film/DateNight''.

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* ''Film/{{Tron}}'', all of it.

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** Most progress bars are pretty awful. Either they advance quickly and then freeze at 99% where they do all the work, or they seem to work fine but reset themselves at the end and go on to another operation (for example, MSI packages for Windows tend to work this way. Also it's ruthlessly parodied in ''OfficeSpace''), raising the question of what exactly the designers thought they were supposed to be there for.

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** Most progress bars are pretty awful. Either they advance quickly and then freeze at 99% where they do all the work, or they seem to work fine but reset themselves at the end and go on to another operation (for example, MSI packages for Windows tend to work this way. Also it's ruthlessly parodied in ''OfficeSpace''), ''Film/OfficeSpace''), raising the question of what exactly the designers thought they were supposed to be there for.
19th Dec '15 5:15:01 PM nombretomado
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* The SharpX68000 version of ''VideoGame/FantasticNightDreamsCotton'' made [=LEDs=] on the keyboard light up in time to the music.

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* The SharpX68000 UsefulNotes/SharpX68000 version of ''VideoGame/FantasticNightDreamsCotton'' made [=LEDs=] on the keyboard light up in time to the music.
6th Dec '15 8:21:03 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': The Gamemasters' control room, to a ludicrous degree.
16th Sep '15 1:24:19 AM LordInsane
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* ''Film/JurassicPark'' showed a 3D interface to all the park's systems. It's actually a ''real'' program -- a proof-of-concept file-system manager included with every SGI. Not much use as an industrial control UI.

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* ''Film/JurassicPark'' showed a 3D interface to all the park's systems. It's actually a ''real'' program -- a proof-of-concept file-system manager included with every SGI. Not much use as an industrial control UI. This being said, it apparently ''wasn't'' used as the standard interface for the park -- prior to the systems reboot, what we see of the computers is a combination of specialized [=UIs=] and plain old command-line.
3rd Sep '15 1:43:01 AM jormis29
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* In ''Series/CSIMiami'', the team now has really awesome touch-screen and almost-holographic interface, straight out of the above-mentioned ''MinorityReport''.

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* In ''Series/CSIMiami'', the team now has really awesome touch-screen and almost-holographic interface, straight out of the above-mentioned ''MinorityReport''.''Film/MinorityReport''.
25th Aug '15 8:04:59 AM Prfnoff
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* Various spaceship displays in the film ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Usually these alternated between animated vector graphics and readouts of math equations.

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* Various spaceship displays in the film ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Usually these alternated between animated vector graphics and readouts of math equations.



* In ''MinorityReport,'' the gestural interface reacted instantaneously to a variety of hand motions; had [[HolographicTerminal several layers of transparency]], and actually appears relatively easy to use. Also justified as the only work we saw it heavily used for was sorting through the precogs visions.

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* In ''MinorityReport,'' ''Film/MinorityReport'', the gestural interface reacted instantaneously to a variety of hand motions; had [[HolographicTerminal several layers of transparency]], and actually appears relatively easy to use. Also justified as the only work we saw it heavily used for was sorting through the precogs visions.



* Every computer screen seen in ''EnemyOfTheState'' has blatantly unnecessary bits of video, animated images, and scrolling text visible.
* The Angelina Jolie vehicle ''{{Hackers}}'' was filled to the brim with this trope.

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* Every computer screen seen in ''EnemyOfTheState'' ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'' has blatantly unnecessary bits of video, animated images, and scrolling text visible.
* The Angelina Jolie vehicle ''{{Hackers}}'' ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' was filled to the brim with this trope.



** Funnily, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' plays this straight. Tigatron hacks Megatron's ship, by connecting himself to the computer. The interface turns into a Virtual reality not unlike that seen in ''{{Hackers}}'' (complete with Tigatron doing the movements in needs to do in the simulation with his real hands), with a rubix cube of ''Megatron's head'' as the password. Now, this raises questions as Transformers are robots to begin with, couldn't they come up with more efficient interfaces than virtual reality for their own ships?

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** Funnily, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' plays this straight. Tigatron hacks Megatron's ship, by connecting himself to the computer. The interface turns into a Virtual reality not unlike that seen in ''{{Hackers}}'' ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' (complete with Tigatron doing the movements in needs to do in the simulation with his real hands), with a rubix cube of ''Megatron's head'' as the password. Now, this raises questions as Transformers are robots to begin with, couldn't they come up with more efficient interfaces than virtual reality for their own ships?



* ''StarWars'' got more into this trope the further it got into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). In ''A New Hope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't update this. By the time ''Return of the Jedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had to work with.

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* ''StarWars'' got more into this trope the further it got into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). In ''A New Hope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't update this. By the time ''Return of the Jedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had to work with.



* Lampshaded in ''DateNight''.

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* Lampshaded in ''DateNight''.''Film/DateNight''.



* In the new ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'' series, the Visitor holographic computers are like this.

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* In the new ''[[{{V-2009}} ''[[Series/{{V2009}} V]]'' series, the Visitor holographic computers are like this.



* ''DiagnosisMurder'' had an episode where someone was cyberhacking Amanda for some reason. Jesse called in his nerd squad to help. They used a search program, represented onscreen as a weasel or possibly a ferret, to find the home computer. When the search program was neutralised, the weasel was electrocuted and fell down dead. Amusing, but pointless.

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* ''DiagnosisMurder'' ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' had an episode where someone was cyberhacking Amanda for some reason. Jesse called in his nerd squad to help. They used a search program, represented onscreen as a weasel or possibly a ferret, to find the home computer. When the search program was neutralised, the weasel was electrocuted and fell down dead. Amusing, but pointless.
22nd Jul '15 4:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* Virus Busting in the series ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' could be seen as a graphical representation of Operators contantly inputting new code in order to delete the viruses, which could be constantly evolving, thus requiring the new code.

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* Virus Busting in the series ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' could be seen as a graphical representation of Operators contantly constantly inputting new code in order to delete the viruses, which could be constantly evolving, thus requiring the new code.
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