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First Model X on TV?

edited November -1 in Model X
Looks like a Model X made it's first TV debut tonight! The new show Extant had a very brief cameo about 10 minutes in where it appears as a self driving car. You can see the Tesla display and the Falcon door opens. All the shots were inside the car so we never see the outside.
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  • edited November -1
    Yes, it was definitely a Model X! Will be keeping an eye out to see if it makes more appearances in future episodes.
  • edited November -1
    Steven Spielberg (the producer and Model S owner) must have some major pull to get Tesla to let them use the prototype Model X. Tesla doesn't normally loan cards for TV/Movie productions. I suspect the MX wasn't on location, but was filmed in green screen.
  • edited November -1
    ... loan cars....
  • edited November -1
    Word!

    Loan be a noun. Lend be a verb.

    True dat!
  • edited November -1
    @runonmd1;
    False, dat!

    <i>Verb
    .
    loan (third-person singular simple present loans, present participle loaning, simple past and past participle loaned)
    1.(usually double transitive, US, dated in UK, informal) To lend (something) to (someone).  
    .
    .
    Usage notes[edit]
    This usage, once widespread in the UK, is now confined to the US (or perhaps parts thereof).
    It is often considered preferable to use lend when the object being loaned or lent is something other than money.
  • edited November -1
    It may even be a mock up., but it is still a Model X or at least based on the prototype.
  • edited November -1
    wow more syntax cops at work
  • edited November -1
    The Sony Studios aren't really that far from the Hawthorne Design Center. Across the 105 FWY, up the 405 FWY a bit. Pretty easy.
  • edited November -1
    Brian H...Like Wlllie Shakespeare has Julie Caesar go, "Yo! Do me a solid and loan me your ears."

    Sorry, bucko...loan is a noun and to lend is a verb. Anything can be justified or excused by citing a rare exception, but when push gets down to shove, I got your third person transgender pluperfect subjunctive right here!
  • edited November -1
    Can someone please create a new thread for English syntax, so we can keep the discussions in one place? I'm finding it hard to keep up with the syntax discussion across multiple threads.

    --Dan
  • edited November -1
    Ditto
  • edited November -1
    To escape from Syntax Cops, May I suggest to start writing in Chinese in this forum :)
  • jjsjjs
    edited November -1
    Writing in Chinese would throw quite a wrench in things. :)
  • edited November -1
    so I guess there must be a good syntax cop and a bad one too. the good one, just holds it in and doesnt get off track and answer just to correct syntax. the good one keeps the thread going.
  • edited November -1
    Chinese syntax...

    A financial levy on illicit behavior, perhaps?
  • edited November -1
    Yesterday's episode did not feature any Model X sightings, In episode 2 Berry's character did drive a i3, but her Dr./friend seemed to be driving a Model S, and there seems to have been several Model S's in the background too. Nice that the Model X got was featured in the recap pics for episode 1(Wayne's link), although general viewers will not know it.
  • GLOGLO
    edited November -1
    Yesterday's episode did have a white Model X to the left of the picture facing toward the camera. It was when Berry's husband got into a Prius of all things. We played it back twice to confirm. There were quite a few Model S's.
  • edited November -1
    Now. We wait to see if by the end of the season we see a prototype Model 3 somewhere. Would be a great way for TM to perk interest/create a buzz.
  • edited November -1
    OK GLO, now I will have to watch it again. I hope you feel bad about the time I am about to waste:-) I already deleted it, but hopefully I can restore it.
  • edited November -1
    Thanks @GLO:

    I thought I watched every frame and I still missed it!

    You are AMAZING! Your hints got me back on track.

    It was when Berry took off her electronic tracker from her mouth in the bathroom and ran down the stairs for the exit.

    There! The parked Model X was on our left.

    The very dirty silver/gray Prius was on our right, approaching and told her to get in:



    <img src= "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zaKurFITFCU/U8in1kG9SHI/AAAAAAAACBg/mC9T6ppwdjk/w656-h368-no/LeftX-RightPrius.jpg&quot; width="640"/>
  • edited November -1
    This show takes place in the future (or an alternate reality), so I think cars would not have any side mirrors by then.
  • edited November -1
    Other than the toy that the child plays with everything seems quite contemporary.
  • edited November -1
    @LeonardD <I>Other than the toy that the child plays with everything seems quite contemporary.</I>

    Sure, if a kid modeled after Data is contemporary.
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