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Help identify terminals in Brainstorm

Mr.Amiga500

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For years, I've been trying to identify some terminals seen in Brainstorm. Here are some screenshots: (taken years ago using my Amiga 500)
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Can anybody identify them? (I love the keyboards!)

There's also a pretty neat portable (luggable) in the movie, but I think it's just a mock-up, not a real computer.
 

Mr.Amiga500

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Nobody can identify them?

(I admit it's hard to see them clearly, but it's the best I could do with an A500... and the horizontal line distortion is caused by damn DVD copy protection.)
 

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Here's another...

Love the flashing yellow light in the lefthand corner when Mike breaks in using "Brainstorm" as the password.

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Chuck(G)

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My first impression is that these have the look of HP terminals, but that's just a gut feel.

Since these are obviously operational and nearly new for 1983, are there any screen credits that might offer a clue?
 

Mr.Amiga500

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My first impression is that these have the look of HP terminals, but that's just a gut feel.

Since these are obviously operational and nearly new for 1983, are there any screen credits that might offer a clue?

The movie was actually made in 1981 - then delayed for 2 years after Natalie's death.

The terminals are colour, which I think were pretty rare in 1981.
 

Chuck(G)

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I thought maybe Burroughs, too, but the monitor clamshell is wrong. Could be Tek graphics terminal; they had them in 1981 (long personal story about dodging bullets). There's a 1981 Tek catalog on bitsavers, but I don't feel like downloading all 250MB and leafing through it.
 
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