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Burroughs B205 in The Angry Red Planet (1959)

The B205 is inside the MR1 rocket ship, and appears to control all of its functions.

Importance: ***
Realism: **
Seems very heavy for a spaceship, but the idea of using a computer like this is not completely far-fetched.

Visibility: *****




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Stephen Russell

Really looks dated for today vs then
2021-03-25 16:09

John Martin

Very likely a Burroughs 205 and NOT a Burroughs B205. The 205 and 220 were computers originally made by the Electrodata Corporation, which was acquired by Burroughs a couple of years before this movie was made, and then rebranded as Burroughs computers. It is incorrect to refer to it as a B205: the B200 series product line came later and were “homegrown” Burroughs computers and were very different.
2022-08-12 19:25