MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

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MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby MrPixel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:54 am

i always wondered about the computers in alien. if they used BASIC, why is it that Ripley could converse with one? was it an IBM machine? a mock up?

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby ICS » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:57 am

It was a science fiction movie :P

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby spiny » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 am

MrPixel wrote:i always wondered about the computers in alien. if they used BASIC, why is it that Ripley could converse with one? was it an IBM machine? a mock up?



top tip: not all films are set in the real world :)

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby MrPixel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:10 pm

i know that. my question is about the MOTHER computer. what was used for the prop. it looks like a Commodore PET

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby wongck » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:23 am

PET?
Green screen... check... but the fonts looks nicer than what i remembered on the PET.
I think more of like Apple ][ with Hi-rez graphics mode for the fonts.
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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby MrPixel » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:31 am

still, it's impressive for 1978, and yet, no basic prompt? i'm guessing some type of software, that or it's a mock up

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby MrPixel » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:32 am

keep me posted if you think of anything else.

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Re: MOTHER, APOLLO and the technology in alien (the first film)

Postby alexh » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:26 am

I think it is spelled "MU-TH-UR" maybe that helps your searches?


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