vintage-seventies

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Colossus: the Forbin Project (1970). A tense, brainy cold war thriller about a 70s “high tech” supercomputer huge as a mountain that takes over the world.

I always wondered if Eric Braeden’s computer scientist hero in this film is the same guy he played in Escape from the Planet of the Apes, a highly placed scientist connected to Washington and the Defense Department with the ear of the President, a preference for bad beige suits, and an uncommented-on German accent.