If you’re a fan of classic British SF TV, you may want to check out the excellent article by house writer Andrew Screen on the classic British series, Out of the Unknown. Andrew spotlights the episode “The Machine Stops”.
“The Machine Stops” was first broadcast in Britain in 1966 as the first episode in the second season of the BBC’s science fiction anthology TV series Out of the Unknown. It’s one of the best episodes in this uneven but extraordinarily interesting series.
The episode was based on E. M. Forster’s 1909 dystopian science fiction short story of the same name. The most intriguing aspect of the story is that it provides an uncanny anticipation of the 21st century world of the internet and social networking.
You can order your copy of issue 2 at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/penciltippublishing