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Last night I was thinking about the 1969 movie "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and the 1971 movie "How to Frame a Figg" and was wondering what kind of computers were featured. Does anyone know those or others? They were old even at the time.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:19 am WWW

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There's a website for that!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
http://www.starringthecomputer.com/feature.html?f=44
Burroughs B205

How to Frame a Figg
Not present!
So I've posted the question at https://plus.google.com/u/0/10704982391 ... RjJkryewNw

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:43 pm

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Enjoyed that. May have to check out some of the retro movies featuring the B205.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:26 pm

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As far as the gplus community members seem to think, the machine in the Figg film is just fictional set-dressing.
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Ed


Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:11 am

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What a disappointment. I thought they used to computers to generate the random mumbo jumbo scripts that the actors use when talking about technical issues. If they don't use the on-set computers for that purpose, how do they string together those random words together? :D

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Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:35 pm

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Here's the computer in "How to Frame a Figg":
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From youtube videos, the Burroughs B205 seems to be only a control console; but according to Wikipedia, it's a computer used in many movies. There's a slowish panning of the full computer on "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" starting at 1:01 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3asaPmvapg
And another picture from Ed's link above:
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Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:28 am WWW

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Another one is in Rescue From Gilligan's Island (1978), about 3:15 to 4:25, the control center for a spy satellite of an unnamed country but presumably the USSR.

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:13 pm WWW
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