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Telepresence (1997)

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Soldiers on an alien military outpost use Telepresence technologie to fight hostile alien monsters.




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Credited cast:
Dennis Adkins ...
Major Remmy Davis


Soldiers on an alien military outpost use Telepresence technologie to fight hostile alien monsters.

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This movie was produced in-house by Hash, Inc, the makers of Animation:Master, the same company who made the software for the popular "Alien Song" video. See more »

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Soldiers attack Windows 95 Directory Listing
26 July 2003 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Having glanced over this movie's casing at the videostore several times I finally decided to rent it. Who knows, it could be an undiscovered cult classic with a great story line despite not having any apparent budget to appeal to most moviegoers.

This movie started off interesting, and continued to address, albeit in an unconvincing style, some issues of altered cognition, issues that take place when our minds operate in an environment completely different from our earthly environment. The movie could appeal to certain individuals, to me it was a failure. The story elements could have been interesting, the overall end-result was badly directed, a little more harmony in the sequencing of scenes to better coincide with the viewing experience, combined with somewhat better lighting and photography could have positioned this movie in a much better category.

One of the most failed issues of this movie, which is noticeable from watching it, and distinguishable if you use the slow-motion on your VCR is the following: During an alien attack, the aliens are jamming communication signals and we see a representation of the jamming signal on one of the computer consoles. While watching the movie I thought hey, that alien jamming signal looks familiar. Let's rewind a bit and see a slow-motion replay and yes, my suspicion was correct. The jamming signal scrolls over the computer console and when you pay attention to the screen you can clearly see that the alien jamming signal is a directory listing of a Windows 95 installation. I clearly saw the Hyperterminal directory. Apparently someone just ran a 'dirtree' when they taped the scene of the alien jamming signal.

Two possible explanations for this come to mind:

1. The budget was so tight that nobody could afford the time or cost to write a one line program to spew random jibberish on the screen which could represent a 'jamming' signal.

2. This is a director's joke where (s)he represents anything alien that's jamming as Windows 95.

I suspect the latter motivation to be the reason behind this decision, but judging from the directing, it could easily have been the former.

Not entertaining, not informative, not really thought provoking, but the Windows 95 directory listing as an alien jamming signal will be remembered whenever anyone mentions Telepresence.

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