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    Science Fiction Commercials

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Aug 18, 2008.

    On the Sci Fi Channel, they have created these, well, sci-fi commercials for fictitious products that come from the town (and show) of super geniuses called Eureka. These commercials have a tie-in to Degree antiperspirant.

    They're funny and clever… to me.

    Now, here’s the real question. Does anyone remember a similar gag of fictitious commercials that were created and aired to look like real commercials for real products during the 80’s sci-fi show Alien Nation? (Complete with Tenctonese actors.)

    Am I alone here?
     
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    Nope. I remember them, but only in a general sense, not specific products. I felt that Fox pulled the plug on that show way too quickly, especially in light of some of the swill they put on that escapes the axe.
     
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    Ok, good. I thought myabe I was koo-koo for Coco Puffs.

    Yeah, I don't remember the products either. I think maybe there was one for some kind of headache pills for Tectonese Newcomers.
     
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    I wasn't around in the 80s, so I'm afraid I don't remember it. But it sounds interesting. An early viral marketing campaign.
     
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    I wasn't around either, so I'm not really sure. :D
     
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    Thanks a lot Wrey . . . ruined a perfectly good evening by reminding me how old I am. LOL
     
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    Thinking back, I don't remember for sure now whether the Aline Nation commercials were aired outside the show, or were only embedded in the show. The robocop movies also had some entertaining embedded commercials.
     
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    Oooops! :D Sorry, Saulty. :redface:

    I was watching Eureka on the DVR and the comercial popped up and created this itch of a hint of a memory. Like something you can't remember if you did yourself or if you saw in a movie. I tried digging back, but it just wouldn't solidify for me. I even youtubed it and got nothing.

    Alien Nation was an awesome show. There were some gaping plot holes which I had a hard time with (salt water would catastrophicly kill a Tenctonese, but they could happily engage in intimate behavior with sweaty humans.) Overall, I thought it was great. There were obviously Russians involved in the creation of the Newcomer language for the show. I spoted Russian words all the time.

    *Watching it today also tends to cause, for me, the wonderfully strange feeling that I'm watching an alien version of Breakin' II - Electric Boogaloo*

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    ^ anyone remember half-shirts for fellahs? OMG! How 'bout a pair of awesome Z Cavaricci acid washed, pastel colored, pleated jeans with belt loops for two belts and lapel flaps to flip over the front... for guys!
     
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    Okay, those pictures are just creepy.
     
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    For the old farts (me) on the site, they’re just embarrassing, and maybe a little nostalgic. :rolleyes:
     

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