Short Circuit (1986)

One of a group of experimental military robots is struck by lightning during a demonstration, spontaneously giving it consciousness. Number 5 escapes the base and, with new found friend Stephanie, tries to avoid the military who are set on correcting the "malfunction".

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Apple Macintosh

Newton uses his Mac in the labs to model a robot's hand, and later takes in on the truck in pursuit of Number 5.

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Importance: ***
Realism: **
The Mac would struggle with the colour 3D graphics, not least because of its monochrome display!

Visibility: ****