Out of the Unknown [TV] S2E1: The Machine Stops


UK, 1966, b/w, 35mm, 77′
by Peter Hammond
Script Kenneth Cavander, Clive Donner, E.M. Forster (novel) – Editing Les Newman – Music Brian Hodgson – Cast Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer – Production British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

The story, set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity lives underground and relies on a giant machine to provide their needs, predicted new technologies such as instant messaging and the Internet.