The Terminator

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! 

League of Malevolent Computers

Evil computers have been a staple of SciFi films since NOVAC (Nuclear Operative Variable Automatic Computer) in the film GOG (1954). On Thursday, September 17, Other Worlds Austin will screen the award-winning NIGHTMARE CODE, which features R.O.P.E.R., a top secret behavior recognition program. Definitely evil.

In honor of R.O.P.E.R., we’ve been counting down the most evil movie/TV computers by giving them each a “baseball card” with their vital info. Click here if you’d like tickets or to find out more about NIGHTMARE CODE. Enjoy the countdown and leave us a comment with your thoughts on the list.

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

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