Yes, yes it is. William Shatner was a spokesperson for Commodore computers at the time. Though, he admitted in his autobiography "Up Till Now" that he doesn't know the first thing about computers.
I always attributed that little in joke to Kirk's 'fondness for antiques'.
If you look closely, you will also see a Commodore 64 on the table in the background. The PET was released in 1977. The Commodore 64 at the time the movie was released (1984) was brand new (released in 1982). Commodore 64 was one of the most popular computers during the late 80's and early 90's. It had a total RAM of 64 kilobytes, not mega, not giga, but it had amazing games and software. It cost about 500-600 dollars. You had to buy the 5.25 floppy drive and dot-matrix printer seperately. Along with the Apple II-C and the Tandy from Radio Shack, it helped lay the foundation for the computer age we are now enjoying. Admiral William Thomas Riker 22:12, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I adored my 64. In Canada they were called the VIC-64. Commodore actually marketed PC clones in Canada ProfessorTrek 01:36, July 21, 2011 (UTC)