ok..this movie makes no sense
Now I'm a big fan of Mr. Koontz, and all of his stories I read were solid novels. I have not read "Demon Seed," but I really don't hope its as shoddy as the film, which I just saw last night. Ok, first, didn't Dr. Harris realize that creating an artificial brain, obviously capable of self-awareness, would like being "stuck in a box?" He gave Proteus the ability to think, so why he is so surprised when it refuses to do what is asked of him? Next, the Proteus-baby only took about a month to be born...where was Dr. Harris during that whole time? Sleeping at his lab? What did Proteus do with Walter's body? Why is Dr. Harris so calm and collected after learning his WIFE just gave birth to a baby...by a machine, but more importantly, not him? Proteus said the baby needed five days to incubate, yet it emerged fully grown just a few moments later. And the 64-million dollar question... why did the Proteus-baby have Proteus' voice?? It is, technically, 100% human (if I understood the story, which is not surprising if I didn't), so it would have human vocal chords, not the electronic speaker device that served as Proteus' voice.
Although the editing and acting was pretty dismal, the movie was trippy, and that's always a good thing in my book. And although dated, the effects were no doubt stunning in the year it came out. But I really think a remake would really be good. The plot is intriguing, creepy, and downright disturbing, but that's what makes it so great.