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Some Good News

Well, everyone by now has heard of the Universal Studios fire. What a mess.

What they’ve been saying:

The Clock Tower from Back To the Future is burnt down. A video vault containing 40-50,000 films and reels are lost. Master music tracks of famous recordings by The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, and more gone.

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What the truth is:

The clock tower is fine!
Everything in the vaults were already digitally and physically backed up. Fear not.

While it sucks that the fire had to wipe out so many sets and buildings and damage rides and ruin the fun of some tours (unless you like burnt wreckage), but it’s good that most of the historical stuff was saved.

So hooray!

4 Responses to “Some Good News”

  1. on 03 Jun 2008 at 4:44 pm Devon

    AwEsOmE! I’m a big fan of history….nice to know the fire didn’t destroy anything irreplaceable.

  2. on 04 Jun 2008 at 2:38 am Andy

    Totally unrelated, but I saw this site had the same address bar icon as you….thought ya might get a kick out of it….

    http://www.ukecast.com/

    :)

  3. on 25 Jun 2008 at 9:53 pm diogenes

    my thoughts is, even if the loss was more extensive with the movie relics, it was all facades and “fake” to begin with, so I am sure they can rebuild another “false reality” and, at the same time, encase the ruins in shellac/resin/fire retardent glue , selling the “ride” for double the price.

    You know they would.

  4. on 25 Jun 2008 at 10:00 pm diogenes

    p.s.
    digitized re-colorization of celluloid(sp?) is already considered the “we saved it from the void” and returned “it” to “it’s” natural beauty.

    secondary imitation will be obsolete and a third “beter” will become the improved second, ect.

    this will be the way

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