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Lights Out: “KRONOS” (1957)

Jeff Morrow and Barbara Lawrence stare agog at the mammoth piece of interstellar IKEA furniture that threatens to destroy the world in “Kronos”.     The proliferation of Sf films in the 1950′s saw a redundancy of Mankind menaced by atom … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice: “Colossus: The Forbin Project” (1970)

    The computer running amok in SF film is a natural extension of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel in which the creator is challenged by what is in essence a mirror image of himself (explicitly depicted as such in the initial cinematic … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggheads: “This Island Earth” (1955)

    “This Island Earth” may be the first American SF film to be firmly grounded in the not-so-scientific concept of hubris. If there is a central theme to the film, it is that the scientific mind might be regarded as … Continue reading

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