The makeshift computer in Grace’s attic looks like it’s been cobbled together from pieces of several different computers – and that’s exactly what it’s meant to be.
“The concept was computers are not around anymore because people trashed them,” Grobler said. “So you’d have to find different pieces to make a working model.”
Part of the inspiration for the look of Grace’s computer – housed in a wooden box with internal parts exposed – was Grobler’s memory of a friend who had pieced together several computers in the early ’90s.
“He looked like this crazy madman with three or four computers wired together,” Grobler said.
Grace’s computer was built by Kelly Westmiller, who made such memorable props on Lost as the hydrogen bomb Sayid and Jack dismantle in Season 5.
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