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The Sci-Fi connection

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  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #1 TEG, Dec 2, 2007
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    To some, electric cars are a "thing of the future", part of science fiction.

    Tesla's chairman shares his activities at Tesla with his Space-X company with a goal to send people to Mars. (Again the stuff of science fiction at the moment).

    Darkstar, & Whitestar product code names were reportedly taken from science fiction movies.
     
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    Does anyone have a photo of Aptera's CEO?

    Because you know, if there's a car that looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie, the Aptera is it. (With a nod to the Corbin Sparrow/Myers NMG too, of course.)
     
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    #3 tonybelding, Dec 2, 2007
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    I would never have made the connection between Ze'ev Drori and Patrick Stewart. This might be a better comparison. . .

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    That's Roger Delgado, who was the first actor to play "The Master" in the Dr. Who TV series.
     
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    #5 TEG, Dec 2, 2007
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    #6 TEG, Dec 2, 2007
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    and William Shatner:
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    Thanks TEG. I must have Star Trek on the brain now. . . That last photo (Steve Fambro, right?) brought to mind William Shatner. And a shuttle pod.
     
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    Not only is the Roadster prettier than the Aptera, but I think Martin is prettier than their CEO. A completely unbiased opinion:wink:
     
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    #9 sfambro, Dec 2, 2007
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    Ouch. Admittedly, that picture did capture the essence of how I looked and felt before the Aptera launch. Almost 2 days of work and no sleep..same for almost everyone at Aptera! In any case, since you asked about a photo of the Aptera CEO, I thought I'd give you several.

    But not without first telling you about how I feel about Tesla! I and everyone here at Aptera stand in awe of the accomplishments made by Martin et-al at Tesla. Martin, and his creation, Tesla Motors, have made electric vehicles cool again. Indeed, they 'brought sexy back'. The Tesla board, and the new CEO would be well served to re-think their decision.

    Enjoy the pictures, they each have a wonderful story behind them.

    Regards,

    Steve Fambro
    CEO, Aptera Motors

    Pictures-> http://stevefambro.blogspot.com/
     
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    "That last photo (Steve Fambro, right?) brought to mind William Shatner."

    I thought that picture looked more like Al Gore.
     
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    Steve, the big question here is, "Do you wear black turtlenecks?"

    I'm starting to think that's a California start-up thing.
     
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    Did you look here yet?
     
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    Let's hope so.

    The only alternative I can glean from this thread, is that it's a mission to "bring sexy back".
     
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    Star Wars Clone Trooper too...
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    Nice picture Doug (of course I'm a Star Wars geek :tongue:).

    -Shark2k
     
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    Of course the evil empire is caught driving 'gassers'. Long live the electric rebel alliance!

    Or wait, had Tesla turned to the dark side?

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