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Questions tagged [props]

Use when asking questions about a specific 'prop' used within a tv or movie set. Can be used in conjunction with the [movie] or [tv] tag.

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Where did they get the children's artwork used for Captain Picard Day?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Pegasus” opens with Picard, Riker, and Troi in the conference room viewing and discussing a variety of artwork that in the episode were supposed to be ...
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Are the runes around the Goblet of Fire meaningful?

I recently visited the Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and took notice of a particular piece of artwork from the prop designs of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It ...
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How are the different pips explained on Han's Dice?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Han Solo's dice are seen with standard pips. While there is no clear movie cell with these pips, there is this Decipher game card for their CCG: Also, the dice ...
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What is the backstory of the display armor in the background of the yacht scene?

Does anyone know the backstory of the display armor in the background in the yacht scene that looks very much like Jango Fett's helmet and possibly armor as well?
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Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ?

In the picture below, the communicator's buttons and pattern in the center differ from each other. Was there any direct intent to make them look different from although still similar to each other? I ...
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What is the manufacturer/brand of the glass that Dr. Crusher breaks?

In “Cause and Effect”, Dr. Crusher breaks this glass. Anybody have a clue who the manufacturer/brand this glass is from and/or the model?
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What does the GEnSEr sequence mean?

The original Timer in Sliders, built by Quinn out of a Motorola MicroTAC cell phone, displays a certain sequence on its LCD when activated or opened (approximation, characters do not translate exactly ...
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What Happened to the Jurassic Park Helipad?

I heard that the Jurassic Park helipad was destroyed by a hurricane. Is this true?
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What happened to the original Jurassic Park gate prop?

I have always wondered what really happened to the Jurassic Park gate prop, and the "stone" archway. Does Universal Studios have the "stone" archway for their Jurassic Park ride?
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What the heck is Captain Styles carrying around with him?

In Star Trek III - The Search for Spock, we are presented with Excelsior's Captain Styles, a bit of a preening martinet. He is first seen greeting Mr. Scott in Engineering, and he is carrying......
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Out of Universe, how many TARDIS props have been used?

Out of Universe: I was having a chat conversation recently regarding the TARDIS from the Doctor Who television series. I became curious as to how many TARDIS props were created for the television ...
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What is the locket wore by Jyn Erso in Rogue One made of?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we can see Jyn Erso getting a locket from her mother who says, Trust The Force. Here is the picture of that locket. She later uses it when they were about to pass ...
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Was the 1918 Wonder Woman photo from Dawn of Justice identical to that used in the Wonder Woman film?

Did they have all the actors lined up for Wonder Woman at the time? Is the photo identical or was it subtly modified between the two movies? Was the scene meticulously recreated for Wonder Woman, or ...
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TOS 2x23; Nimoy's resemblance to the Evil one a coincidence, or was it “by design”?

Was the depiction of "the Evil one" in the holy book held by Cloud William in TOS 2x23 the Omega Glory in a real, recognizable book from real Earth history (as are the flag, pledge, and constitution) ...
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What is this screwdriver-like object?

Without giving anything away, in the film Life (2017), Hugh Derry uses what appears to be a screwdriver-like cattleprod on a "low voltage" setting. Does this device have a name?
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What happened to the prop ships and monoliths used in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Inspired by this question, I'm intrigued to learn what happened to the amazing props that were used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Did they survive and where can I see them?
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Who painted Data's paintings?

Several times in ST:TNG, we see Data painting. While I don't rule out the possibility that these paintings were done by Brent Spiner, I suspect they were either created for the show by someone or ...
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Was the text on the magazine cover intentional?

The 1985 film Weird Science shows two teenage boys (Gary and Wyatt) creating a woman with their computer. In the process of creating the perfect woman, they insert several photos into their computer ...
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Where is the Whomobile now?

The Whomobile was a strange-looking vehicle which appeared in a few Doctor Who episodes during the Third Doctor's tenure. It was the personal property of Jon Pertwee, and according to Wikipedia, it ...
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Why does Watney’s notebook in The Martian have four holes?

I just watched The Martian again and noticed something I missed the first time: Watney's notebook has four holes (instead of three) punched in the left margin, which means it's probably A4 in size (...
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Were McCoy's medical instruments Swedish salt shakers?

A rumour I had heard a long time ago was that Dr. McCoy's small medical devices in The Original Series were actually Swedish salt shakers. Are there any statements corroborating this?
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What was it that Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) was really eating in “A Golden Crown” (S01E06 )

I could not find much on this, but we see Daenerys Targaryen eat a horses heart. What I want to know what was it really, what was the prop made out out of?
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Aside from the Bridge set pieces, which Star Trek TOS structural interior set piece garnered the most onscreen time?

Aside from the Bridge(and it's possible there was a set piece in the Bridge ensemble that qualifies because it appeared outside of the Bridge) set pieces, which Star Trek TOS structural interior set ...
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Is there any significance to the licence plates on the Ford Anglia?

In various editions of the Harry Potter books, films, and other promotional materials, different versions of the flying Ford Anglia's license plates have been shown. Harry Potter and the Chamber of ...
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Why is the Westeros map rotated?

In season 6 episode 5 of Game of Thrones, Jon, Davos, Sansa, et al. are looking at a map of Westeros, trying to determine who is friendly to their cause. I didn't notice until I came across a Reddit ...
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What style of chair are Morpheus and Neo using?

What is the name/style of the pair of chairs with armrests that are used by Morpheus and Neo in the scene of the red and blue pills? What type of chairs are they?
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Was Sam Carter's fancy flip phone an existing model, or based on one?

I was just re-watching the Stargate SG-1 episode "Threads". As Carter finds herself in an awkward moment with Jack and his recently found companion at his backyard barbecue, she is interrupted by her ...
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How functional is Deckard's apartment in “Blade Runner”?

After about a thousand viewings of "Blade Runner," combined with material like this, this, and this, I'm still struggling to make sense of some of the things I think I see in Deckard's apartment. ...
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Is this Star Trek's most used background prop?

Whenever the story brings us to a lab, science outpost, or somesuch, I immediately start looking for these: I'm wondering: In which episodes are these bad boys used? I've noticed them in VOY:...
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What did the SG-1 effects people use to build and operate the MALPs?

MALPs appear in numerous SG-1 episodes. Their six wheel chassis appears similar to gas powered off-road vehicles which have been around for many decades. From a production perspective, what was used ...
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Which ship has the most prolific “recurring” role in Star Trek?

Obviously there are many recurring characters over the span of the Star Trek canon. Some obvious examples: Q, Lwaxana Troi, Gowron, Lursa, B'Etor, Adm. Nechayev, Lt. Barclay, Gul Dukat What ship ...
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What were the names of the medals given out in Star Wars and what was written on them? [duplicate]

At the end of the 1977 film "Star Wars: A New Hope" Luke, Han, and Chewie are presented with medals in front of a large crowd by Princess Leia. What were the names of the medals? (Medal of Valor, ...
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How do people carry things in Star Trek TNG?

In cast interviews, I remember a montage of everyone saying "pockets". The uniforms don't have them. On away missions, I think Crusher put her tricorder "away" on occasion, and other than someone who ...
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Was the original Death Star prop actually blown up for the movie?

I've read in the past that the original Death Star prop was blown up for the movie scene. Today I came across this and was wondering if there was any truth to that rumor.
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How was the robot controller prop made in The Runaway Bride?

In Doctor Who's 2006 Christmas special The Runaway Bride, one prop used is a remote controller for the killer Santa bots. The prop is obviously a redressed console controller. It looks like it has two ...
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How did the Millennium Falcon appear in Blade Runner?

What is the story behind that the fact that the Millennium Falcon actually is in the set of Blade Runner? The producers must've known that the audience would recognize and debate it, and such a thing ...
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Do Nick and Juliette have a television?

I've been going through episodes of Grimm trying to figure out if they have one and I can't find one. I know that Juliette has a Mac and that Nick has a laptop so I am wondering if they only watch ...
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Why Jadeite Coffee Cups in Science Fiction Series?

I have noticed many times in science fiction series like Fringe that characters will use a jadeite coffee cup. I was wondering what the significance is to this popular recurring prop? I tried to do ...
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What types of keyboard does Neo/Mr Anderson use?

I like how Neo's room is detailed and have recently developed an interest in keyboard choices and keyboards in general. What sort of (prop) keyboards is Neo using? The newer keyboard seems to be ...
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What is the (current) fate of the model(s) of the Reliant used in the filming of Star Trek II?

Subject pretty much says it all...does anybody know what happened to it? One presumes that there was more than one.
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What was the software used for gene sequencing in Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

Does anybody know what software was shown in this movie for sequencing vaccines? It seems real.
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In Eureka, what is the plasma/smoke screensaver they use?

I noticed in Eureka season 3, episode 16 "You Don't Know Jack", that in the background setting of the locked-down lab, there is a type of multi-colored display of swirling plasma/smoke. I was ...
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What is “the prop” used in many Sci-Fi movies?

While watching the Crew Commentary on the Babylon 5 Pilot Movie "The Gathering", I heard JMS and John Navarro talk about "the mystery object", a prop which has supposedly been passed around and ...