This was a set that Archie Bacon (Art Director) designed. I don't think this one was drawn on a paper napkin! It was pretty advanced for the time--high tech Robin Master's Estate in the 80's.I like the fact that it matches what a basement in that type of house might have been like. That gray switching device on the wall above the printer I recognize as something that I think had been in every show I've done in Hawaii. I know I used it on "Baywatch Hawaii" in the lifeguard station and probably used it on "LOST" at some point. The TV monitor used a technique called a "burn in" which could make it look like something was on the screen when it was really added later. It looked pretty good, but no one could walk in front of it. Later came a 24 frame sync. box nd now we can do green screen and you can walk in front. I know at some point they used a computer I bought (an Amiga!) which none of us could figure out. I did figure out "Crystal Hammer" which was sort of an advanced "Pong."
I don't think this set was complete when I took the photos. I'm not sure what's happening with that entrance hall and stairs. It looks like they are using some pre-existing walls but again, not complete. It's kind of funny about this set. It's like the last time I was asked to do a "surveillance van" I said you mean like with reel to reel tape recorders? I had to tell the producers that you can put everything you need in a briefcase (now probably an i-pod) so there goes the set--same with a computer room now. You can buy that at Costco --but it was a great set back then in the for the 80's. (Sorry, couldn't figure out how to get rid of a photo once it had been uploaded)