Raw footage for "Wired In," a never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. This video features scenes of giant cable dishes in peoples' yards and rooftops in Malibu, California, and a trip to "Malibu Grand Prix," a video arcade and "Fun Center." Cable Dish & Malibu G.P. #1.
00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars.
00:15Copy video clip URL Opening shot of repair man working on installing cable lines at Elon Soltes’ house. He sits comfortably on the cable wires suspended high above the house, then attaches the cable to the house.
03:30Copy video clip URL Silent shot of giant cable dish in the backyard of a private residence.
05:18Copy video clip URL Close ups of the cable dish. Sound comes back, and Soltes explains and jokes about the fact that the owner of the dish, Peter, refuses to speak on camera and chooses not to disclose how many channels he gets.
06:40Copy video clip URL Another silent shot of a cable dish attached to a red tile roofed house. The dish appears to dwarf the house due to its size. This is followed by close up shots of the dish from the deck of the house.
11:12Copy video clip URL Cut to “Malibu Grand Prix” sign, a “National Game Test Center” followed by shots of an armored car outside the video arcade. “The main question is ‘How much does $5 billion in quarters weigh?'”
13:40Copy video clip URL Cut to an interview with a boy who works at the center, saying that he cleans up around the video games and in the parking lot. He speaks about the tokens he finds, his favorite games, and claims he does not have an addiction to video games.
15:30Copy video clip URL Cut to shot of a go-kart ride from behind the steering wheel, and also alongside the front passenger tire. The driver explains that he can’t live without going to the “track” everyday.
18:35Copy video clip URL End of tape.