A Brief History of Hollywood Being Totally Terrified of Computers

1970: Colossus: The Forbin Project

This mostly forgotten sci-fi thriller from director Joseph Sargent (The Taking of Pelham 123) took the “villainous computer” premise of 2001 one step further: it concerns a supercomputer called Colossus that becomes sentient and attempts nothing less ambitious than taking over the world, and bringing it to the brink of destruction. You will see a bit more of this in years to come…