Sunday, June 28, 2015

Colossus: The Forbin Project


Today on Far Future Horizons we present a science fiction motion picture classic – “Colossus: The Forbin Project” based on the 1966 novel Colossus, by Dennis Feltham Jones, about a massive American defense computer, named Colossus, becoming sentient and deciding to assume control of the world.


Dr. Charles A. Forbin is the chief designer of a secret government project. He and his team have built an advanced supercomputer, called "Colossus", to control all of the United States and Allied nuclear weapons systems.






Colossus is built to be impervious to any attack, encased within a mountain and powered by its own nuclear reactor. When it is activated, the President of the United States announces its existence, proudly proclaiming it a perfect defense system that will ensure peace. But, at what price?

Colossus - The Forbin Project

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1 comment:

  1. A lovely escape to a well-dressed past version of the future. A slightly mannered and drawn-out one to be honest, and in my view containing a gaping plot-hole (would you really not include a Big Red Lever?) but a splendid period piece and undeniably well-acted. Thanks for making this available!

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