The Smoke Screen’s favourite science fiction film club returns before going on a two-month break.
Child psychologist Susan Harris (Julie Christie) lives with her husband, Alan (Fritz Weaver), in a home operated by a computer program. When Alan invents Proteus IV, an artificial intelligence system capable of advanced thought, his obsession with technology strains their relationship. But Susan sees the true power of her husband's invention when Proteus IV takes her hostage in her own home and reveals its ultimate desire: a child of its own, conceived in her womb and destined for domination...
“Remarkably prescient in its tackling of issues the cinema is only now catching up with, and Christie adds depth to the lady-in-peril heroine.”