| Series A for Andromeda|
Season 1, Episode 4
|Air date||October 24th, 1961|
|Writers|| Fred Hoyle|
|Producers|| Michael Hayes|
|Starring||Esmond Knight; Patricia Kneale; Peter Halliday; Noel Johnson; Julie Christie|
The scientists at Thorness continue to observe the protoplasmic life form that Doctor Dawnay has created. An amorphous mass of matter with one distinctive eye, the research team take to referring to the creature as "Cyclops". Doctor John Fleming continues to grow more concerned about the work being done at Thorness and feels that they should stop. He suspects that the computer they built is actually an artificial intelligence serving its own agenda, which may even include the subjugation of humanity.
Fleming sets up to two terminals on either side of the supercomputer, but soon realizes that the terminals are affecting the brainwaves of any person who stands between them, placing them into a dazed, hypnotic state. Doctor Dawnay's research assistant, Christine, falls within the sphere of influence of touches both of the terminals. She receives a massive electrical shock, which kills her instantly.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The story is told in flashback from the recollection of Professor Ernest Reinhart.
- Timeline moves to the year 1971.