Reaper User ReaperWolf Posted March 21, 2003 Reaper User Share Posted March 21, 2003 My wife and I were watching "Dead Zone" the series on USA on Sunday and lo there were some Bretonnian Miniatures. I know because I have identical ones. It was neat and led me to wonder about other appearances of miniatures on TV or in the movies. There was a Columbo Movie that had Tin Soldiers, Civil War style. And that's all I can remember. How about you all? ??? The first instance of miniatures gaming I can recall was in ET. Just prior to Elliot going out to investigate the noise, the kids, who were obviously having a sleep-over, were playing AD&D complete with terrain. Also let's not forget the X-files where the Lone Gunman's Langley was playing D&D for $$'s. The funny thing was a gamer chum of mine was watching with us and we both traded shots when Langley called to the heavens "come on natural 20". We were really laughing it up when my wife asked what was so funny. My pal and I were highly entertained by the *inaccuriacies* of the show. I explained the minis Langley was using weren't even in production at the time of the flashback episode while a buddy of mine pointed out they were using MERP character sheets. I guess you had to be there. :D Then there was the infamous Jesse episode on NBC a few years back. Gamers all around the country were up in arms over the less-than favorable portrayal on the ill-fated sitcom. Personally I thought it was hillarious. Then there's a really obscure one that I'm dying to catch hopefully one day. Those of you familiar with the Blind Date show on FOX may have caught an episode in which an attractive male gamer decided to share his love of roleplaying games with his prospective blind date. Needless to say she didn't take it so well especially since the two actually went into a game shop and played D&D 3e as part of their date. Man! I'd give my eyeteeth to see that episode again. I keep watching the show just in the off chance they run it again, well not only. I watch it for the Dates from #### too. :p Somebody mentioned the Harry Potter Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone film. Yup those were minis alright but they're not Reaper or GW, truth be told they're a pre-painted 54 mm collectable available at Toys R Us and other outlets. Don't remember the manufacturer, sorry. Another memory I have is of the movie Cloak & Dagger starring Dabney Coleman in dual roles. The kid in the movie is a huge fan of a Top Secret SI type game. They use old Grenadier spy minis and everything. A great Home Alone type movie with spies and secret agent type stuff. Take care gang, >>ReaperWolf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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