Colossus: The Forbin Project (1969)Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give it's plans for the management of the world under it's guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
The cast includes: Eric Braeden (Dr. Charles Forbin), Paul Frees (Voice of Colossus), Susan Clark (Dr. Cleo Markham), Gordon Pinsent (The President), William Schallert (CIA Director Grauber), Georg Stanford Brown (Dr. John F. Fisher)
Also known as: The Forbin Project, The Day the World Changed Hands, Colossus 1980
MPAA rating: , Running time: 100 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 79
Related categories: End of the World, Robots, Computers, and Machines