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2018-11-10 18:12 A Pack of PCs, and a Sun.
The Librarians episode And the Rise of Chaos has a Toshiba T1000, the Alice episode Sweet Erasable Mel has two Epson machines: the QX-10 and HX-20, the Fame episode The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much has a Tandy 1000 and Trois couleurs: Bleu has a IBM PS/2. Also added are a number of new computers. Edge of the Axe has two Starring-the-Computer debutantes from Sperry: the PC and PC/microIT, the eighth episode of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan has a GPD Win. Contact has a couple of machines we've seen before (the IBM ThinkPad 300 and PS/2) but also has two newcomers: the Compaq Presario 1000 and a rare appearance of a Sun Microsystems computer, the SPARCstation 5.
2018-10-27 00:33 Jackrabbit
There's a sizeable collection of computers in Jackrabbit including a pile of Macintosh SEs, an IBM 5140, a Macintosh XL, a Texas Instruments DS990/1, and a very brief Starring-the-Computer debut of a Tandy 1000.
2018-10-14 23:30 Big Old Bunch of Big Iron
A number of old mainframes make their Starring-the-Computer debut in this update: the Sperry UNIVAC 1108 appears in Rollerball, the Hitachi HIPAC 101 appears briefly in Battle in Outer Space, the Remington Rand 409 plays a crucial role in the first episode of The Chevy Mystery Show, the Digital Scientific META-4 is seen briefly in Death Wish, and along with a DEC Rainbow 100, there is a Burroughs B3900 in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. Also, there is a IBM 705 in the 22nd episode of Men Into Space, and the 4th episode of The Green Hornet has Burroughs B205 tape drives.
2018-10-04 15:47 Undercover Arduino
Undercover Grandpa sees the first Starring-the-Computer appearance for an Arduino Duemilanove and an Alienware 15 as well as a fleeting appearance from a Commodore PET.
2018-09-16 15:13 Some more SAGE
A few more appearances of possibly the most frequent visitor to the small and silver screens, the IBM AN/FSQ-7. It appears in Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater", The Greatest American Hero "Train of Thought" and the pilot of Gemini Man.
2018-09-01 13:08 Films in other languages
The German film Go Trabi Go and the Norwegian film Døden på Oslo S both have small roles for a Commodore Amiga 2000. The Polish film Ucieczka z kina "Wolnosc" gives Starring the Computer its first Atari 65/130 XE, and another Polish film Pan Kleks w kosmosie also has that Atari plus an ST and another debutante, the Mazovia 1016.
2018-08-25 20:56 Three different PCs
Three 1980s PC compatibles: Prime Evil has the IBM PC AT, Perfect Profile has a Compaq Portable and, a computer I missed from the There for the Picking episode of Bergerac, the Commodore PC 10-III makes its Starring the Computer debut.
2018-07-26 21:02 Friends' Computers
Here's a collection of computers from episodes of Friends. The One with the Stoned Guy has a IBM PS/2 Model 50/70, The One with the List has a Compaq Contura 4/25cx, The One with All the Jealousy has a Sun Javastation-NC and a Compaq LTE 5000 (both of which are making their Starring-the-Computer debuts), The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2 has a Apple Powerbook G3, and The One Where Emma Cries has a Clamshell iBook G3 and a iMac G4.
2018-07-07 13:06 Fathers, Daughters and Trouble with Penguins
Another collection of Apple laptop appearances: The New Daughter has a Powerbook G3 and Trouble with the Curve, Mr Popper's Penguins and Father of Invention all feature Macbook Pros.
2018-06-02 22:05 Lone Wolf McQuade, Texas Instruments Ranger
Lone Wolf McQuade gives Starring the Computer its first Texas Instruments DS990/1.
2018-05-19 16:28 One Laptop per Child
The film Savages gives Starring the Computer its first One Laptop per Child: the OLPC XO. It also has an Apple Unibody iMac and a Panasonic Toughbook.
2018-05-06 13:43 Family Tandies
In the Family Ties episode Working At It, we see a Tandy TRS-80 Model 4 and a DEC PDP-11/34.
2018-04-22 16:57 More Commodores
Preacher has a Commodore 64, John Wick: Chapter 2 has a Commodore VIC-20, and Collateral Beauty has a Commodore 64 and a couple of Apple machines (a iMac and a Macbook Pro).
2018-03-25 11:52 Computers from the Darkside
Thanks very much to Dirk who supplied a comprehensive list of computers appearing in the TV series "Tales from the Darkside". Here they all are: Slippage gives the Bull Micral 30 its debut, All a Clone by the Telephone, It All Comes Out in the Wash and Bigalow's Last Smoke all have HP 150s, The Impressionist has a Kaypro II, Lifebomb has a Televideo TS-803, Sorry, Right Number and Payment Overdue both have AT&T PC 6300s, and Red Leader gives the Compaq Deskpro model 1 its debut.
2018-02-18 22:39 Three times II
The Russia House and The Goldbergs (Season 2, Episode 4) both have Apple II, and Lots of Luck completes the trio with a Apple IIc.
2018-01-27 00:05 Killing a ThinkPad
Episode 4 of the first season of Forbrydelsen (The Killing) has a Starring the Computer debut role for a Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m.
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