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River Tam Brain Scan

Postby pennausamike » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:08 pm

Another, "Getting stuff done" item:

This is a scan of the River Tam Brain scan I bought from Geoff Mandel a few years back.
This is the scan Dr. Josef Mathias was holding in the scene where Simon is watching River in the chair.
I don't have a back-lit panel, so the image isn't perfect,
but there is some good info on this;
just like the Prop Store images of the info plates handled by the Operative.

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By combining the info on the scan with the Propstore images, we see that:
River Tam (Test Subject 443/95/4521) was entered into the Osiris School for the Gifted on August 22nd, 2515.
The Alliance designation for the Osiris School for the Gifted is Alliance Research facility 41,
where River was tested on September 7th, 2515.
Once it was determined that River was a good candidate for the Alliance psychic program,
she was moved to the secret Alliance Research facility 54 for Project Oracle.
She was further tested on psychic abilities on October 13th, 2516.
It was expected that she would be finished with the program on June 4th, 2518,
but her brother, Simon Tam, removed her without authorization in 2516.

I think it is funny to note that River scored in the 98-99th percentile in everything except Social Interaction,
where she scored 47%.

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I attempted to remove the watermark in MS Paint, but that wasn't really feasible,
so I started transferring info and images to Word documents
so I could print on vellum and sandwich the sheets in clear plastic,
to create something similar to the plates the Operative handled in Project Oracle's library.

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But that's another project that died on the, not-enough-hours-in-the-day, vine.

Mike
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby Goodwolf » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:15 pm

pennausamike wrote:Another, "Getting stuff done" item:

I think it is funny to note that River scored in the 98-99th percentile in everything except Social Interaction,
where she scored 47%.


Actually it's pretty common at such a high level of intelligence. It's like trying to socialise with a troupe of rhesus monkeys. Sure, theyre intelligent, but nowhere near your ballpark and that makes effective communication and socialisation somewhat... problematic.
May have been on the losin' side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby AZSneed » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:51 pm

I bet it was because she tried to kill them, it does tend to make it hard to make friends. :lol:
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby Yellowjacket » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:37 am

AZSneed wrote:I bet it was because she tried to kill them, it does tend to make it hard to make friends. :lol:


Long term friends anyway.
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby taimdala » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:06 pm

Wow, these images are amazing! Thanks for posting these, Mike! I wonder what font they used on the clear sheets? For the title header at the top of the pages? Anyone know?
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby dsears30 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:41 pm

Thanks for sharing this info and images
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby dsears30 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:54 pm

Thanks for sharing this info and images
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby taimdala » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:21 am

I just saw Serenity again tonight at Raleigh's Colony theatre, and the mystery font that I asked about above was also in a couple other things in the movie.

Sighhhhh ....

I need to play the DVD and keep a finger on the pause button. There are SO MANY neat things to dig out of that film, even 10 years later.
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby AZSneed » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:16 am

Font addiction, I see. :thumbsup:
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Re: River Tam Brain Scan

Postby taimdala » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:24 am

Yup! Guilty as charged. Ohhh .... I feel a relapse coming on.....
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