An aimless and unexciting science-fiction story about a computer scientist, Segal, who undergoes brain surgery and is transformed into a maniacal murderer. His doctor has connected him to a small computer embedded in his neck, but things short-circuit in his head. Clayburgh, an ex-girl
friend of the robotic Segal, winds up a victim of his killing spree. Based on a novel by Michael Crichton, who had previously written and directed WESTWORLD, which is far more fun than THE TERMINAL MAN.