Starring the Computer: Computers in Movies and Television

Starring the Computer (taken from
Starring the Computer (taken from

Hi folks,

While browsing today, I noticed a thread posted by a forum member called Florida. I checked it out and to my surprise it contained information on a very cool website. The name of the site is Starring the Computer and it contains information on movies and TV-shows that features old computers. The guy behind the project is James Carter.

Being an Amigaholic, I just had to browse the Commodore section. It is safe to say that I was not disappointed. πŸ˜‰

Did you for example know that an Amiga 4000 can be seen in the movie “Quantum Apocalypse” from 2010? Or that Alf used an Amiga 2000 for trading stocks in an episode in season 4? An Amiga 1200 even appeared in Bones, the popular TV-series, in 2007. This was all new to me.

Alf used an Amiga 2000 to trade stocks (taken from
Alf used an Amiga 2000 to trade stocks (taken from

You will also find interesting information on computers like the Amstrad CPC 6128, the Atari ST, the Commodore 64 and last, but not least, the portable SX-64 (that’s an awesome computer..).

If you want to know more, please head over to Starring the Computer and you’ll get your fix. πŸ™‚ Highly recommended!


    • Hi Tony Simpson,

      Many thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚

      I. T Crowd looks like a lot of fun. I’m definitely going to watch an episode or two in the near future. Checked out some clips on YouTube a couple of days ago and had a good laugh. πŸ˜€


  1. We just watched Paranormal Activity 3 this morning, and I noticed an old Amiga tank style mouse and a keyboard. It feels a bit embarassing to admit it, but something lights up inside me when I see an Amiga on the screen. Almost like seeing a family member.


  2. Red, director Krzysztof Kieslowski (1994), is one of my favorite European films (the last of the series Blue, White and Red), and even a movie being far removed from anything having to do with technology, had a moment showed that making a Commodore 64 if I remember, a weather simulation.


    • Hi there Gerry,

      Many thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

      Also thanks for the link to the article on Obligement – that one was literally full of interesting information. Cheers! πŸ™‚


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