Doomsday Is Tomorrow

December 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Posted in Fun Indoors | Leave a comment
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With the rain and cold outside, I’m in retro mode watching some episodes of the original Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner.

The series only lasted three seasons, and most of the episodes are mediocre. However, one exception is “Doomsday is Tomorrow” where a dying scientist threatens the world with doomsday unless all nuclear testing is stopped. His trusty assistant is the Alex 7000 computer whose mission is to bring about the end of the world. Alex7K is too much like HAL from 2001 Space Odyssey, but the relentless logic and action is what makes this episode suspenseful and memorable. The episode shows features of the Internet we take for granted today (client-server computing and network communications).

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