GRiD Compass in Aliens (1986)

The marines attempt to repel the aliens using automatic sentry guns controlled by Grid Compass 1139s.

Importance: ***
Realism: ***
This is supposed to be the far distant future!

Visibility: ***
This scene is only in the Special Edition.




Year of feature (shown above)

Neville Ross

<blockquote>This is supposed to be the far distant future!</blockquote> At least they used a computer that fit the design aesthetic of the movie, and also, at least the screen looks like the real Grid Compass used to instead of a crappy chromakey effect showing a fake screen
2017-07-26 14:23


i find this example to be one of the most realistic use ever. As with most of James Cameron's films, the sense of realism and it-could-be-like-so feel, Aliens felt very real, even to date. Btw, I believe it wasn't that far ahead in time.
2017-07-26 14:23