Re: Screening the Machine

L. M. Lockley (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:39:22 -0500 (CDT)


What about:

"Colossus: The Forbin Project" (1970) where the computer
programmed to help mankind takes over the world through nuclear
domination and becomes it's own version of a benevolent tyrant.

"Silent Running" (1971) a great sci-fi film set in the future about the
last forest(s) of earth that are floating out on giant space ships and
what happens when the people of earth decide to abandon/destroy them.

"Westworld" (1973) where the computerized androids take over the theme
park and end up killing all the guests.

"The Terminal Man" (1974) Michael Crichton's novel turned into a movie of
a man controlled by a computer chip in his brain (supposedly for his own
health) but 'things' go very wrong.

"The Andromeda Strain" (1977) where a space virus is brought back to earth
and a team of scientists have to try and find a way to fight it before it
kills every one. Most of Crichton's works are about current technology
gone awry.

"Demon Seed" (1977) another computer vs. man (or in this case, woman) flick
but more one-on-one than Colossus.

"Coma" (1978) from Robin Cook's novel which could be directly compared to
the current release "Extreme Measures."

Am I a child of the 70's or what...

You probably already came up with most of these, just thought I'd send
you a few more possibilities.


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