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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.
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.
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