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  • The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

    Every decade has it's own unique "view" of the future. And my theory is that each decade's image of what it looks like, in their minds, corresponds to the game show settings of the time. As crazy as that may sound, I think it just might be true.

    Look at this 1970's game show set...
    http://www.gsn.com/shows/elements/images/S17_D.jpg

    and this one... (might be the 60's)
    http://www.topiclink.com/gameshows/i...wlywedgame.jpg

    They both have a very retro "future seen from the 1960's/1970's feel." It went along perfect with the tommorowland of the time, shown here.
    http://www.etixland.com/dland68/carousel.jpg





    Now look at a game show of more modern times...

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.w...b%20_small.jpg


    Compared to the Tomorrowland of 1998, and Today... they look very different. I think this is what is leaving people confused when they look at tomorrowland today. It doesn't look like what people think the future looks like. The architecture doesn't match what this generation of people thinks of when they think of the future. Sleek architecture, chrome structures, (and cool mysterious lighting!)

    Would tomorrowland not look awesome if it all looked like this?

    http://mikeli.image.pbase.com/u19/an...1.PA280018.jpg
    http://www.gsn.com/shows/elements/images/S9_D.jpg
    http://www.topiclink.com/gameshows/i...anroullete.jpg

    Lights in the ground... Sleek metal architecture.... It just looks appealing. If all of tommorowland looked similar to this style, it would actually feel like the "future".
    Last edited by Disneylandrocks55; 09-17-2006, 10:22 PM.

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    Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

    Very interesting observation of the connection of game shows and future views.

    I agree that TL would look a lot cooler with a look similar to the game show stages of now, especially light up floors. Imagine walking through TL at night with a mini light show going on on the ground.

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      Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

      DL--

      --you have the makings of a Master's Thesis, should you want it.

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        Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

        Originally posted by Roo719 View Post
        --you have the makings of a Master's Thesis, should you want it.
        And probably some good grant money in there too. That's a really unique observation. And erily accurate too. And yes, tomorrowland would look awesome with light up walkways and such. More moving lights!

        Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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          Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

          And the counters in the restaurants could look like this:


          http://www.i-bar.ch/en/info/

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          • #6
            Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

            That would fit nicely Dr. Shrinker.

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            • #7
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              However, these are no longer futuristic decor - they are current decor. So they are already out of date for "tomorrowland"
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                Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                Well, if your definition of "futuristic" is "things that don't exist yet", it will be awfully hard to put them in Tomorrowland!

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                  Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                  Exactly dr. shrink.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                    Great observation! ...It'd be great to get Tomorrowland looking like game shows like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Deal or No Deal...

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                      Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                      I googled "deal or no deal". I hadn't seen it on TV. I like that look too.

                      http://www.resolutionx.com.au/gallery/deal_no_deal3.jpg

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                        Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                        I think that the basis of the future should based on past retro styles which were cutting edge then as they are today. Example, this "Theme Building" at LAX based on Googie styles






                        I wish that the next Tomorrowland would have this styling almost with a science/ficition with color (not a future that never was).

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                          Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                          Originally posted by pancakesaregood View Post
                          I think that the basis of the future should based on past retro styles which were cutting edge then as they are today. Example, this "Theme Building" at LAX based on Googie styles






                          I wish that the next Tomorrowland would have this styling almost with a science/ficition with color (not a future that never was).
                          I like this idea very much too. With the lighting it almost mixes the "Retro" and "Game Show" styles. Tomorrowland could have it's own unique mix of the 2.

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                            Re: The Future Lies... In our Game Shows?

                            Originally posted by Roo719 View Post
                            DL--

                            --you have the makings of a Master's Thesis, should you want it.

                            Peace,
                            Roo
                            Hey, back off! That's my territory!

                            Fantastic observation on the part of the OP. A Tomorrowland that looked like that would be much more intriguing than the current land. (While light-up walkways would be really cool, I can see them being both a crowd flow problem with people stopping to watch, and a maintenance nightmare.)

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