I was watching 2010 the other day (a year late, typical) and I couldn't help noticing the design of the instrument panels - all those buttons in blocks of colour. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything that looks like this. It's beautiful. Does this pattern ever happen in real life?
The closest analogue I could think of is Roland's habit of doing something similar with drum machines and I guess some editing desks and keyboards do this a bit. But I've never seen anything this extreme.
I'd rather be in this Soviet sweetie box than the antiseptic restraint of the Discovery.