There’s just something about retro-future tech from 1950s and 1960s science fiction, so one intrepid fan decided to bring a little bit of it to life.
Replica prop maker Brian Mix is a big fan of the classic Lost in Space series, so he decided to build his very own prop replica of the iconic Jupiter 2 computer. He based the design on an extremely detailed set of blueprints from the show, which made it easier to nail all the tiny details. He built the model here from scratch, matching it to the Jupiter 2 as closely as humanly possible.
But he didn’t have to start from nothing. Like a lot of sci-fi tech of the era, the design was based on a real computer from that time, the Burroughs B205. In case you’re wondering, the Burroughs B205 has popped up everywhere from Batman to Fantastic Voyage and Austin Powers over the years. So there’s a reason a lot of those retro computers have the same look — they’re mostly built from the same bones.
Regardless, you have to admire the care and dedication Mix put in to pull this thing off. It’s a stunning piece of work.
Check out a video feature on Mix’s project below and let us know what you think: