V Visitors Henry Atkins Portable Computer Identiified

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  1. the.rebel.agent

    the.rebel.agent Sr Member

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    Probably old news, but I saw a photo in another forum and they claimed that a Tandy 102 model was the computer used on that episode War Of Illusions. Well, being a software Engineer helped me out and based on shape, labels and air date, I identified the portable computer used to hack the Visitors Battle Sphere. TRS-80 Model 100 from Radio Shack:

    Henry and his father:

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    Labels covered:

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    Label uncovered:

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    A real one:
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    I was able to grab one on eBay. Hope this helps those resistance fighters over there trying to hack the Visitors Main Computer.:)
     
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    I was a huge V fan in the 80's. And oddly - I was VERY familiar with this computer... about 1994 - I was working in a vinyl record shop - and we actually used this exact same terminal for our in-store inventories and stock re-ordering. It had like a 300 baud modem we would hook up to the phone line - and send our orders out to our distributor. I remember my first day using it and geeking out that this was the same computer terminal from V...
     

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