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Offline Wood_Slice

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The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:31 PM »
As the title says the Science fiction TV series on Amazon Prime called “The Expanse” has several episodes showing Festool Systainers as futuristic tool boxes. Not sure if i has been said before or not. I had noticed it years ago but wasnt in the Festool family yet. Now it just seems amazing.

Seen on episodes:

  • First season during autopsy of data broker when Miller opens a medical tool box to get a suction tool
  • Second season episode 5 @ 10 minutes when Miller gets up the ladder with the nuke

Im sure there are more, just dont recall as Im watching everything over again at the moment.


Anyone else notice any Festool systainers or products in a movie of TV shows?
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Offline elfick

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 11:56 PM »
Amazing show, absolutely love it.
IIRC there is a Systainer in the very first episode in one of the scenes in the Canterbury's XO quarters.
I seem to recall a thread a few years ago about Festool in TV and Movies but I could be imagining it.

Offline Alex

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 03:18 AM »
I've been binge watching this show this winter as I had just discovered it. I like it very much, good story, except the 5th season. The systainers come around from time to time, mostly when they're at the doctor or some other medical place. In season 4 when the doctor lady is doing research on Holden in the cave there's a big stack of T-locks behind her also.

What grinds my gears in this show is that whenever there needs some work to be done somebody is senselessly grinding away at a bulkhead or a beam overhead. Sparks fly around everywhere but they're not repairing anything. It is for the visual effect only, and it bugs me how they don't wear eye and ear protection.  [tongue]

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 07:29 AM »
I agree, the TV series is nice. But I have read the books (began before the TV series was announced, still waiting for the last part to be published) and if you don't mind reading I can really recommend them. In my mind they are much better than the series.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 07:50 AM »
The books always add a huge dimension to a story because you can write down a lot of things you simply don't have the time for in a TV series.

I am an avid reader and have downloaded the books but have not read them yet. What I am wondering, is the series truthful to the books, or have they added a lot of their own?

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 08:04 AM »
It is not so much so that they added stuff. More that they left it out (due to time constraints, I presume). By doing so they made the story less "rich" in background and depth. Because of that there are large parts of the story that remain unexplained in the TV series.

I think this is what made Babylon 5 special: it was written from the ground up to be televised and to have a 5-season story arc.  Straczynski had to force the producers to stick to that idea right to the end, but it paid dividends in the quality of the series, I feel.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 08:07 AM »
Straczynski had to force the producers to stick to that idea right to the end, but it paid dividends in the quality of the series, I feel.

Yes, that helps. Nobody wants to see the debacle with Game Of Thrones again after they've ran out of books.

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 09:41 AM »
Systainers were featured in another SciFi show called Terra Nova (I think).

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 09:49 AM »
"What grinds my gears in this show is that whenever there needs some work to be done somebody is senselessly grinding away at a bulkhead or a beam overhead. Sparks fly around everywhere but they're not repairing anything. It is for the visual effect only, and it bugs me how they don't wear eye and ear protection."

I've noticed this in many shows and it bugs me too. I think all of the Star Trek series were guilty of this, but Enterprise was probably the worst with respect to useless 'repairs' performed by 'engineers' LOL.
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 10:28 AM »
Ships in the Expanse of BOTT racks  [tongue].  A tradesman roll up with their ship all fitted out.  Then they grab a grinder from a systainer and start grinding a beam.  Start commenting about how Systainer 2's were good, but systainer 3 thru systainer 19 have been terrible design changes.

Nonsense repairs are just the way sci-fi is. Move a few random cards around in the computer and it works.  Tap a few buttons and you have reprogrammed something to do something completely else.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 10:49 AM »
"What grinds my gears in this show is that whenever there needs some work to be done somebody is senselessly grinding away at a bulkhead or a beam overhead. Sparks fly around everywhere but they're not repairing anything. It is for the visual effect only, and it bugs me how they don't wear eye and ear protection."

I've noticed this in many shows and it bugs me too. I think all of the Star Trek series were guilty of this, but Enterprise was probably the worst with respect to useless 'repairs' performed by 'engineers' LOL.

So, don’t watch Peaky Blinders. Actually it’s a pretty good series, but I like The Expanse too.

Offline Alex

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 11:10 AM »
Nonsense repairs are just the way sci-fi is. Move a few random cards around in the computer and it works.  Tap a few buttons and you have reprogrammed something to do something completely else.

It is pretty sad actually. What is even sadder, is that series and movies treat their plots the same way lately. Few shows have the quality a show like The Expanse has. 

So, don’t watch Peaky Blinders. Actually it’s a pretty good series, but I like The Expanse too.

Too late.  [smile]

I didn't notice anything off there with their angle grinders.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 11:22 AM »
Nonsense repairs are just the way sci-fi is. Move a few random cards around in the computer and it works.  Tap a few buttons and you have reprogrammed something to do something completely else.

It is pretty sad actually. What is even sadder, is that series and movies treat their plots the same way lately. Few shows have the quality a show like The Expanse has. 

So, don’t watch Peaky Blinders. Actually it’s a pretty good series, but I like The Expanse too.

Too late.  [smile]

I didn't notice anything off there with their angle grinders.

Thinking of the gratuitous sparks flying all around the brothers as they stride down their soot colored street.

Offline Alex

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 11:54 AM »
Ah, I see. That's just the magic of their radiant personalities.

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 07:36 AM »
Surely the complaint of “they’re not actually doing X, it’s all just for visual effect” can be applied to everything that happens in a fictional show/movie?  [blink]

Offline Gregor

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2021, 10:51 PM »
Regarding the books: it seems to me that they have been written from the start to be televised. Only real divergence is that one character met his premature demise as the actor had been fired for some (reasonable or not, we'll likely never know) reason. Smaller things that are only in the books do not really matter for the main story arc, they just add density of detail so the story can unfold better inside your brain.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: The EXPANSE SciFi TV Show & Festool Systainers
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2021, 06:51 AM »
"What grinds my gears in this show is that whenever there needs some work to be done somebody is senselessly grinding away at a bulkhead or a beam overhead. Sparks fly around everywhere but they're not repairing anything. It is for the visual effect only, and it bugs me how they don't wear eye and ear protection."

I've noticed this in many shows and it bugs me too. I think all of the Star Trek series were guilty of this, but Enterprise was probably the worst with respect to useless 'repairs' performed by 'engineers' LOL.

So, don’t watch Peaky Blinders. Actually it’s a pretty good series, but I like The Expanse too.

Not a problem, I don't watch either of those. My TV is pretty much limited to some news, Jeopardy, and some Football when in season.

I'm running out of days so I don't allot much time for TV anymore. :-(
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