1987 Computer as Forecast by the 1960 East German Sci-Fi film “First Spaceship on Venus”

The movie is “Der Schweigende Stern,” released in the west as “First Spaceship on Venus.” Like other Soviet-bloc films, it forecast a utopian future in which socialist scientific advancement led the world. In this scene, the scientists are using the supercomputer to decipher an alien message recorded on a device ejected from an alien spacecraft before it crashed.

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