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2019-05-12 18:48 Scratching the Surface
Two Microsoft Surface machine make their Starring-the-Computer debut. The Surface 3 appears in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (along with a Panasonic Toughbook and another debutante, the Dell XPS 15). The Surface Book appears in the Timeless episode Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (along with a Tandy TRS-80 Model 4).
2019-04-27 19:10 Many Old Iron
Number One has a IBM System/360, as does DeepStar Six along with a Honeywell 6000, an episode of The Muppet Show has a ICT 1301, the Monstrous episode of Teen Wolf has Burroughs B205 tape drives, the My Three Sons episode Steve and the Computer has a Univac 422 and, make its Starring the Computer debut, an HP 9100 appears in The Andromeda Strain.
2019-04-14 17:20 April Assortment
Here's a somewhat random collection of small home and business computers. The Soldier has a Commodore PET 4000 series and, making its Starring-the-Computer debut, a Vector Graphic Vector 3. The Mean Season has a bunch of Televideo TS-803s and a second Starring-the-Computer debutante - a Televideo TPC-1. The Kidnapping of the President has a Commodore PET 2001. The Magnum, PI episode On the Fly, has a IMSAI 8080, a IBM PC XT and a MITS Altair 8800. Razorback has a Atari 800. North Dallas Forty has a Tandy TRS-80 Model I. Where Evil Lives has a Apple IIc and The Protector has IIes. And finally, the Fringe episode Subject 13 has a Apple Macintosh SE and a Commodore PET 2001.
2019-04-04 16:32 Pavilion Girls
Episode 11 from both Season 5 and Season 6 of Gilmore Girls both feature HP Pavilion laptops making their Starring-the-Computer debut: the ZE4300 and DV1000 respectively.
2019-03-29 16:35 Still Lost in Space
More computers in Lost in Space episodes: IBM AN/FSQ-7 panels make two appearances in The Phantom Family and Space Destructors (which also features the Burroughs B205).
2019-03-05 20:16 A couple of GRiDs and a couple of others
Perfect has a GRiD Compass in a fairly important role. Never Too Young to Die has an HP 150 but also a couple of newcomers: a Seiko UC-2000 and our second GRiD machine - a GRiDcase 2.
2019-02-17 16:32 Torch C Series
The Torch C series makes its Starring-the-Computer debut with two appearances in Me and My Girl and Dempsey and Makepeace.
2019-02-10 13:37 February Apples
See You In September has an Apple Macbook Pro, Raising Helen has a Powerbook G4, an iMac G4 and an iBook G4, Just Married has a Clamshell iBook G3 and Runaway Jury has an iMac G3 and a Powerbook G4.
2019-02-04 00:45 The Frumious Bandersnatch!
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has a wealth of 1980s home computers including the Acorn BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Tandy TRS-80 Model I, Toshiba HX-10, Tandy TRS-80 Model III, Sinclair Research ZX Spectrum and (making its Starring-the-Computer debut) ZX Spectrum+. Finally, another newcomer to the site is the Tatung Einstein 256.
2019-01-20 16:55 Green Figures on a Shoestring
The Green Hornet episode The Ray Is for Killing has a Burroughs B205, the Shoestring episode Utmost Good Faith has a ICL 2900 and the IBM 7090 plays a crucial role in Hidden Figures.
2019-01-12 00:01 A Medley of Microcomputers
The third episode of Dark has a Commodore 64C, the pilot of Moonlighting has Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer and there is a Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 in the V episode War of Illusions. There are Apple IIs in The Dead Zone and the Magnum P.I. episode Summer School. And finally a couple of Amstrad CPC appearances: a 464 in the famous Christmas 1986 episode of Eastenders and a 6128 in the Red Dwarf episode Stasis Leak.
2019-01-05 23:08 Three times GE 635
The GE 635 makes its Starring-the-Computer debut with three appearances. There is the most fleeting of shots in Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan and then a considerably better view in Serenity and an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
2019-01-01 18:48 New Year Maniac
I spent New Year's Eve binge watching Maniac and it's a pretty rich Starring-the-Computer seam. There is a DEC PDP-11/35 and a PDP-11/05, an Osborne 1, an IBM System/360 and a Compaq Deskpro model 1. There are also three debutantes making their first Starring-the-Computer appearance: the Data General Eclipse S/130, the Northstar Advantage and the DEC PDP-8/L.
2018-12-28 15:04 Some Seinfeld
The Bookstore is among a number of episodes that shows a Apple Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh in Jerry's apartment, and The Wizard gives Starring the Computer its first Sharp Wizard OZ-5500.
2018-11-18 22:57 STs and Things
All of the following feature Atari STs: Steel and Lace, Glitter, the T and T episode Sophie a La Modem (which also has a Mega ST), Jason Bourne (which also as Starring the Computer's first Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme) and Atomic Blonde (which also has a collection of other machines - an Apple Macintosh, a Commodore 64C, an Amstrad PPC and a Toshiba T3100).
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.
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