I watched some more today. It's got a brain in a jar. I love brains in jars.
I don't see anything that disqualifies it from being in the 70s-- but then, I don't remember anything saying that it is
in the 70s (though it was a couple of weeks ago that I watched the beginning).
As it progresses, I like the Edward character more. His fear and isolation make him appealing and sympathetic. I think he will ultimately become, in the future, the voice that spoke to him on the radio.