The Colossus of New York

As I get older and my body starts working less efficiently, I often ask: “Where’s that robot body I’ve been promised?”

Well, this 1958 science fiction film offers one explanation. In typical ’50s fashion, “saving” a great mind by downloading it to an artificial body is seen as a violation of divine provenance and causes a lot of angst, destruction and carrying around of women who have fainted. A pity really! How will I ever convince authorities to get on with providing what I will, very soon, desperately need.

The Colossus of New York (US-1958; dir. Eugène Lourié)

Director Eugène Lourié was also responsible for The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) and The Giant Behemoth (1959), so I’ll willing to cut him some slack in this case.


Clip: The Creation Scene