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Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:January 26th, 2011, 9:46 am
by devilmanozzy
I found this in the "Ghostbusters II: Activity Fun Box" in one of the puzzle books.

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I don't know if this has already been addressed here, but what happened here? All the books in the box kit used this design for the Giga Meter. I would just discount this as either a bad translation or misinformed guess, but the color book in the kit also recounts the scene with Ray driving crazy and the Statue of Liberty being put back. I think the information in the kit is based on the storyboards for Ghostbusters II (and early ones at that). So what is going on here?


*Update*

I don't know if everyone here already knows but this information is not included on the Gbfans equipment page as far as I can see.
This device appears to look like a type of "Radiation Detector Geiger Counter". http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en ... =&aql=&oq=

It doesn't look perfectly like any on the results, but some look similar to the device above.

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:January 26th, 2011, 1:20 pm
by jackdoud
Probably mistaken with Egon's "emotion detector" the Monitor 4. http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 38&t=21697

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:January 26th, 2011, 1:36 pm
by devilmanozzy
Probably mistaken with Egon's "emotion detector" the Monitor 4. http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 38&t=21697
Thanks for the tip, I'll check that tonight in the colorbook if they use the device there too.

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:January 26th, 2011, 1:41 pm
by Boomerjinks
What secrets will you divine from the pages of the mystic coloring book in your study tonight?

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:January 26th, 2011, 1:48 pm
by devilmanozzy
What secrets will you divine from the pages of the mystic coloring book in your study tonight?
Well for one thing, a good laugh at Ray with a mustache! :blush:

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:February 13th, 2011, 10:31 pm
by d_osborn
the giga meter was supposed to look totally different. the early version was designed by steve dane for the film and the production had gotten a quote to have it built. i'm guessing it was way cheaper and faster to rent the film-used version from modern props.

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:February 14th, 2011, 8:21 pm
by ShadesMcPherson
Is there any more info on the pre-pro design? Any sketches that were drawn up? I'd love to get a look at it.

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:February 14th, 2011, 9:22 pm
by d_osborn
Is there any more info on the pre-pro design? Any sketches that were drawn up? I'd love to get a look at it.
i have several large photocopies of the designs shoved away in a closet... as far as i know, these are the only shots online.

http://tinyurl.com/4j2mwav

funny enough, i'm guessing that unused design is where THIS came from....
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***images stolen from ebay. i don't make it a habit to photograph things on a bare mattress.

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:February 26th, 2011, 1:08 am
by KoCo
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Dangit! What's the answer?! What does it detect?!

Re: Pre-production design Giga Meter?

PostPosted:February 26th, 2011, 1:30 am
by Cyland Props
It's a Tricorder Mark I.

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I have a couple of the original designs by Steven Dane around here.