Lent: Part 21

Saturn 3 (1980) – Like a lot of sci-fi of its era, Saturn 3 is seemingly less concerned with trying to explain any of the science behind what they propose so that they can get on with the story, which I appreciate. The setting serves largely as a premise to isolate the three to four characters, and the real sci-fi element is a contemplation on AI and the nature of thought and being.

Like most sci-fi, Saturn 3 comes down on the side of caution at best, technophobia at worst. Black Mirror has been described as “What if phones, but too much?”, and that’s always where my mind goes with cautionary tales of technology gone wrong.

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