Mr. Adventure wrote:
^^ Zardoz is another example. TMP has a lot of that as well. I've often wondered what direction science fiction movies would've taken had Star Wars not been made.
Heck, even TOS has a heavy dose of computer-phobia. Besides all the obvious eps about societies regimented by controlling computers, you've Samuel Cogley going on about man versus machine in "Court-Martial," Lenore Karidian ranting about Kirk being more machine than man, "The Way to Eden," etc. Not to mention all of McCoy's grousing about cold, unemotional Vulcans and such.
TOS, for all its adventurous spirit, seemed to have profoundly mixed feelings about computers and "perfect" societies . . . . it's not all that
removed from the dystopian fears of the era.