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The Space Needle survived... but good acting was nowhere to be found.

And I think I recall an episode in "Seattle" where someone got thrown off the top of the Hotel Vancouver.

Posted by JMR | April 2, 2008 10:24 AM

What is this from?

Posted by matching pants | April 2, 2008 10:27 AM

If someone actually has the guts/balls to tag the space needle like that, we need to leave it up there.

Why is the future always dark and ugly? And the sun never shines? Wait, Roddenberry died, that's what happened....

Posted by Andrew | April 2, 2008 10:30 AM

Ah yes... I miss Jessica Alba in leather.

Posted by drewl | April 2, 2008 10:32 AM

SPOILER ALERT This image is from Dark Angel - the last TV series I watched.

Posted by JMR | April 2, 2008 10:32 AM

I never watched enough to 'get' that show. Mostly what I remember was that it wasn't as cool as Pretender.

Posted by Greg | April 2, 2008 10:42 AM

Jessica Alba was/is hot.

But Battlestar Galactica is better. As is Reaper, another show about Seattle, filmed in Vancouver ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 2, 2008 11:03 AM

Dear Slog,

Please cite things.


P.S. Does the Space Needle actually tower over the Belltown high rises that much? The perspective seems off. Maybe in the future they put the Space Needle on risers. I've always wondered how long the city will be able to keep the high rise development away from the Space Needle and keep it the tallest building in such a large radius.

P.S.S. Why is practically every Seattle skyline photo taken from Queen Anne? Seriously, stupidest angle ever. This is why idiot out-of-towners think the Space Needle is the tallest structure in Seattle.

Posted by w7ngman | April 2, 2008 12:06 PM


That's actually a pretty accurate perspective. Alan J. Pakula's 1974 political thriller "The Parallax View" includes a scene taken from almost exactly that same perspective, which looks almost exactly the same (I'd post a link, but SLOG only allows one per comment - look up "parallax view shooting scene" on YouTube and you should be able to view a clip that includes the shot.)

Also, the live web-cam atop the needle:

- can generate a view from almost the same angle that clearly shows the distance and perspective to Belltown isn't fudged more than slightly in the "Dark Angel" screen cap.

Posted by COMTE | April 2, 2008 1:59 PM

Yeah, idiot out-of-towners thinking they know which building's the tallest. Haven't they seen that big black building? They're so stupid.

Posted by blank12357 | April 2, 2008 2:05 PM

I guess that sort of reads like I believe all out-of-towners think that. Which I don't. Sorry.

Posted by w7ngman | April 2, 2008 2:46 PM

Actually, the view from Queen Anne (usually shot from Kerry Park) is so popular mainly because it also captures Mt. Rainier in the background.

Posted by COMTE | April 2, 2008 3:38 PM

For the record, Alki offers a much better perspective of the downtown core.

Posted by Greg | April 2, 2008 4:45 PM

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