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The anachrony of TV supercomputers

by Critical Commons Manager

In spite of highly advanced technology for the time, a rag-tag team of POWs manages to disrupt the launch of a V2 missile on Hogan's Heroes. The Burroughs B205 computer that appears in the background of these scenes in the Nazi missile command center were still current at the time the show aired, yet they were able to play much older WWII era technology in the televisual imaginary.

Prisoners of war sabotage a Nazi V2 missile launch in Hogan's Heroes

A WWII era computer command center features a Burroughs B205 computer nearly 20 years ahead of its time

from Hogan's Heroes (1969)
Creator: Bernard Fein, Albert S. Ruddy
Distributor: CBS
Posted by Critical Commons Manager