Dusting off this old thread of mine...
I tried to change the title of the first post to be "AN/PVS-5 frames in other movies and TV shows" but it doesn't seem to let me change it any longer.
Mods, please help?
Nevertheless, in a way it's appropriate that I found this old thread about 3rd Rock because the other day I was on Netflix watching the 1986 movie The Manhattan Project, also starring John Lithgow, and noticed some familiar-looking night vision goggles in a brief scene.
I posted a screencap to my FB page, but then didn't think anything about it.
Today, I was watching the 1985 Tom Hanks film The Man With One Red Shoe, and spotted some more... worn by none other than actor Tom Noonan, whose credits include Robocop 2 and The Last Action Hero, but who will forever be the Tooth Fairy to me from the 1986 movie Manhunter, based off the book Red Dragon.
So I wandered in here and did a search for threads about the goggles. I got a lot of hits for 1984's Sixteen Candles, which has been mentioned in several past threads.
And I also found reports of this style of surplus night-vision goggles showing up in 1995's Home for the Holidays [worn by Robert Downey, Jr.], Stargate SG-1, and Supernatural... but no one provided any pictorial evidence.
Also, sorry about my old pics from Third Rock no longer being active links.
Anyone think of other places you've seen this type of NVG? Pics, please!