MUTHUR keyboard in 'Alien'

Started by Xenomrph, Jan 05, 2022, 02:05:38 AM

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Xenomrph

Xenomrph

I was presented with an interesting project by someone on another forum and thought I'd enlist your guys' help. The short version is that he's trying to create a reproduction of the MUTHUR terminal keyboard from 'Alien'. Here's what he asked me:

QuoteI'm looking to make the keyboard for MUTHUR, and I think I have a company that can print the legends onto the right type of keycaps... however I can't find a single image of the keyboard from the film close up, I only have images (and vector images for printing) of the keyboards you see in Alien: Isolation. I know there's no one else to go to when it comes to all things Alien and I was wondering if you knew or had ANY images close up of the prop online or in your personal collection. My image search for the prop comes up with distant shots or screens from the film that don't show what the keys look like.

I feel like there's no images anywhere to be had of this damn thing.
Does anyone have anything that could help him out?

xeno_alpha_07

xeno_alpha_07

#1
A guy over on propsummit called Isnochys79 recreated the full chair and desk from the actual prop.  Here is two photos:





Picture of the original prop and his build:



Hope this helps in some way.  I'm trying to find some larger images of the keyboard.  He used a vintage C64 keyboard for the keys.


SiL

SiL

#2
Amazing.

Xenomrph

Xenomrph

#3
Fantastic, thank you!

Xenomrph

Xenomrph

#4
Photo update from the fellow who was asking for help in the OP:




The Eighth Passenger

How did Dallas and Ripley type in all those questions to MUTHUR with that keyboard?

Xenomrph

Xenomrph

#6
Sheer force of will.

The Eighth Passenger

>#531[\34ϘϢ43ѠѬѨ&^/: ? ???

Kradan

Kradan

#8
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 14, 2022, 04:05:43 PM
How did Dallas and Ripley type in all those questions to MUTHUR with that keyboard?

Morse code

Ingwar

Ingwar

#9
Me using this keyboard:


Stitch

Stitch

#10
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 14, 2022, 04:05:43 PM
How did Dallas and Ripley type in all those questions to MUTHUR with that keyboard?
Carefully

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#11
I wonder if the "34" key brings up porn.

Kradan

Kradan

#12
It brings up dating website under the name "What Are My Chances ?"

Mr. Clemens

Mr. Clemens

#13
I can never not notice that four clicks on three keys results in "What's the story, Mother?"

SiL

SiL

#14
That's the autofill button.

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