Film Appearances

Having worked on a lot of cool looking products over the years, it’s no surprise that they made their way into film and television as various props. While at working as a Design Engineer/Project Engineer at Saitek & Mad Catz, myself and the team were always on the lookout for when one of our products made it onto the big screen. Over the years I’ve collected screenshots of each appearance. Many thanks to ex-Saitek/Mad Catz colleagues for providing these photos. If you know of any others, please email a screenshot with the details to me at:

Here goes in no particular order…

Star Trek Into Darkness  – Mad Catz RAT9 mouse on desk


Die Hard 4 – Saitek Cyborg Evo Joystick in Warlock’s Den



Terminator 3 – Saitek X45 Joystick used to start the particle collider (modified)


Dr Who – Eclipse Keyboard

Harriet Jones, former prime minister, used a Saitek Eclipse keyboard to control the subwave network in the Dalek episode: The Stolen Earth, the second last episode of the season.


Paycheck – Saitek Slimline PDA Keyboard

Secretary uses it to take notes with a Compaq iPaq


Speedracer – Saitek X52 used a throttle control in the car


Firefly (Episode: Objects in Space) – Saitek Cyborg Gold x2

River in bounty hunter Jubal Early’s spaceship.


Britain from Above: 24 Hour Britain – Saitek Cyborg Stick (original version)


Grandmas Boy – Saitek X52 Joystick, Cyborg evo, ST290 Joystick, Eclipse 1 Keyboard




Astronaut Farmer – Saitek Cyborg Joystick

Used as the controls for the spaceship




The Day the Earth Stood Still – Saitek X52 Pro

Used to control the drone aircraft


Eagle Eye – Saitek Aviator (left) and x52 Pro (right)


Battlestar Galactica – Series 1, Ep1. – ST200 Handle

Used to detonate a Claymore mine


Battlestar Galactica – Razor 

Kendra Shaw using a ST200 handle to detonate a nuke on the original Hybrid’s BaseStar.


BBC News Website, Nasa’s Altair Lunar Lander Simulator – Saitek X52 Throttle, Cyborg Evo




Bang Goes The Theory  – BBC – Saitek ST90



Channel 4 News : Mars Rover Feature – Saitek P3000 Wireless Gamepad


James Cameron using a Saitek Cyborg Stick (source unknown)


Red Dwarf X – X65 THrottle unit (bottom left)


Riddick – Saitek X52 Pro 

Used by Vim Diesel as ship controls when leaving the planet at the end of the film


Woody Allen Documentary – Saitek Mephisto Master Chess Computer (endorsed by Gary Kasparov)

Woody keeps a Saitek Mephisto Master Chess computer on his writing desk -yes he still uses a typewriter!