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The first movie that I saw specifically addressing this theme was "Colossus: The Forbin Project". It was made (or at least released) in 1970.


A mech like R2D2 was designed for repair work. For such a droid there is a question of the need for more then one direction view. That said it actually has a extendable auxiliary visual imaging system and a life form scanner. It also have the universal computer interface arm which can can be coupled directly into for example the system of a starfighter – ...


The only thing i can think of is, it makes for better filmography / moviemaking. It reminds me of a scene from Terminator 2, when the Terminator is driving a car at night without headlights. Someone asks if he can see okay, and he says he can see everything. They illustrate by showing what he sees, which is a bunch of data laid over his vision. But why ...


Sounds like the UK horror film Island of Terror from 1966 with Peter Cushing. A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back. The monsters resemble dog-sized slugs with one tentacle (see here) and at some point one of them ...


Its the reimagined Battlestar Galactica mini series, which was was a backdoor pilot to the full series that followed. A scifi political drama in space. It is a reboot (maybe) of the original series. You described the escape from Caprica (one of the 12 colony planets) following the Cylon bombing. It happens because someone gives them the security codes to ...


Metropolis, 1927. There definitely wasn't any other movie like it that was well known at the time


Wavelength A friend of mine was looking for the same movie and came across it on imdb.


Broder Its The Movie, Return of the Living Dead 3 i just feel so awesome that i found the movie name after decade, When I was Kid, Me And My Whole Family Saw that movie on tv from since we all were guessing that we will sure again watch this movie again, but we never get the chance ... yuhoooooooo!!!!!


It might be Phase IV Some details ring true - e.g. the desert setting. There were computers involved as well, so I'm not sure if that's what you're remembering as the "huge CPU".


The Bone Snatcher is from the right time period and features a remote outpost under siege from a colony of intelligent ants. The ants form up on a skeleton and animate it to walk around.


Sounds like the Friday the 13th season 2 episode Eye of Death from 1989. A devious antiques dealer uses a magic lantern to travel back to the Civil War so he can steal artifacts from dead soldiers. Protagonist Ryan gets stuck in the past after chasing the villain and a young widow assists him there. Here's the promo:


You probably confused the movie from the other answer with: Iron Sky (2012) It's all about Nazis on the moon. But it was only 3 yrs before you asked the question.


Night of the Comet (1984) starring Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney. OP hits almost every plot point in Wikipedia plot summary in his question: Starts in a movie theater projection room Boyfriend dies by monsters Sister shows up Radio station Another boy Mall Scientists trying to make a cure from them Rain cleans stuff up

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