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    Default Original "Soylent Green" COMPUTER SPACE cab on eBay!

    OMG. Yep, supposedly the original white Computer Space cabinet, serial #9003, is up on eBay as we speak. It's going for a princely sum, but I wouldn't judge it as an unreasonable price due to both its video game and Hollywood pedigrees. (C'mon, Chuck Heston was in the room with this thing - and he didn't even shoot it up!)

    Just a heads up for the most SERIOUS collectors out there. I'd love for one of my pals to wind up with this just so I can stand next to it someday.

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    Damn, I wish I had money for that. I absolutely love the cabinet design and everything. I dont think I would buy the white one though, if only for the fact knowing my luck, it would get discoulored.

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    That thing looks like it belongs in a Kubrick arthouse flick.

    SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!! (sorry- I always do that when someone brings up Soylent Green)

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    I used to have one of those in origional metal flake Purple

    Worthless game but a cool piece of art, these days I wish I still had it.

    As for color fade I cant really comment on that one, but everyone I have seen had a really heavy gelcoat on them that is uber tuff, mine included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonic View Post
    With no documentation or proof that this is the same one used in the movie, it could be any Computer Space machine that's been painted white. For $10k you could have bought 3 or 4 had them painted white.....
    I was kind of thinking the same thing.

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    S'funny, I just borrowed Soylent Green the day before this topic started! I'll have to show this auction to my kids and tell them that this is the arcade game that will one day be in the living room of the rich dude who gets bludgeoned by the guy who will get smooshed under a riot control scoop trying to get away from the guy who yelled "people!" in the church after pushing some other guy onto the crackers made from the old guy who died watching the movie with all the flowers and sheep in it.
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    Scary that I knew just from the words 'Original "Soylent' that this would be one of the arcade cabinets shown in the game...or is it?

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    With no documentation or proof that this is the same one used in the movie, it could be any Computer Space machine that's been painted white. For $10k you could have bought 3 or 4 had them painted white.....
    Well, is it painted white or it is made white? I thought that these were not painted but rather constructed of a fiberglass of a particular color.

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    Yep - and you can see inside this one for yourself.

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    - Earl Green (is people)
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    Nice picture spread PDF.

    I went to your page talking about the movie and the game. Great write up, but I must point something out. You mention the Computer Space cab in the movie being played until "Charlton Heston himself swaggers into the scene" but neither of the men in the background are Charlton Heston! The first man (in blue) is actually the actor Joseph Cotten who plays William R. Simonson, the man whose murder is investigated by detective Robert Thorn (played by Charlton Heston). Later, there is a scene with Thorn standing over Simonson's corpse with the Computer Space cabinet in the background but at the point in the movie you're showing, Heston has yet to be in the apartment. The tall guy in the very back of the last picture walking towards the bead doorway is Chuck Connors, who plays Tab Fielding, the bodyguard of Simonson and Shirl (the woman playing the cab).

    Now we have to find out what happened to the Computer Space cabinet (Yellow?) that shows up in Jaws.
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    Thanks for the correction - I've added a fix to the article. I'll be honest, I don't have that much time for Soylent Green the movie (though I'm ga-ga over its soundtrack); I might not have even bothered seeking it out again except for the Computer Space sighting.

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