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Apple IIc in 2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984)

Dr Heywood Floyd uses the Apple during his preparation for the mission.

Importance: **
Realism: ***
An Apple IIc in 2010? More importantly, though, the Apple had an external power supply (or external battery pack), and no such supply is in evidence here.

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Ed K

Aww, come on, by 2010 I'm sure they would figure out how to put a battery INSIDE the the Apple IIc. It's effectively a netbook. Give it the extra 2 stars for realism. ;-)
2010-10-04 15:02

Bill S

I have the Starlog from 1984, the magazine for Sci Fi and Horror, mainly because Terminator debuted!!
2017-07-26 13:07


Well, give it four stars for prescience! In 1989, Apple introduced the Macintosh Portable (and I actually thought that's what they used in 2010 for a long time):
2012-03-06 17:15

Neville Ross

At least they figured out that people would be using laptops in the then-future of 2010 (and yes, that is exactly what we were doing!) Too bad the space travel shown in the movie hasn't happened yet-I'd love to see man set up bases on the moon, space stations like Space Station One in orbit, have interplanetary craft like the LEONOV and the DISCOVERY exploring the system (and setting up colonies, too) and be able to live and work on the Moon, and go up to the space stations in a Orion III (or use the same craft as a kind of skip plane to get from continent to continent.)
2015-01-20 16:14


ApplyGuy - really? Thought it had a built in PSU, not battery...
2017-07-26 13:26


Uhhh, Guys? The //c Plus had a built in battery. Plus, it was basically the same case as the //c.
2016-07-21 19:49