The Thing (1982)

An American Antarctic research team rescue a dog from a crazed group of Norwegian researchers, only to discover that it is in fact a shape-shifting alien intent on destruction.

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Apple II

The Apple II is disguised as a "Chess Wizard" computer that MacReady plays, destroying it by pouring a glass of whisky into it after the computer wins the match.

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Importance: **
Realism: ***
It's a mock up, and there's some unnecessary voice synthesis, but other than that the capabilities of the machine are realistic.

Visibility: **


Intertec Superbrain

Blair uses the Superbrain to analyse samples from The Thing from which he estimates that it will take over the world in about three years.

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Realism: **
The Superbrain did not have the graphics capability that is shown here.

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