One of my favorite Cold War techno-thrillers. Love all those square jawed WASPS spouting slightly clunky speeches while looking great in tailored suits. Directed by John Sturges whose work I've always enjoyed (Bad Day at Black Rock, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Eagle Has Landed, McQ, Ice Station Zebra). Based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Alistair MacLean under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. The movie plays like a well financed crossover episode of The Outer Limits meets The Man From Uncle, but I like it. Got the blue-ray of this movie for my birthday a few days ago and I watched it for the first time in many years today.Very nice disc. Visually very sharp. For those of us who are film geeks there is a narrative from a film historian. I like that since I'm a bit of a film geek. As I watched the first part of it I couldn't help but draw comparisons between Station Three and Project Blue. Both are top secret labs developing bio-weapons. Both are underground and located in the California desert and both concern a world killing bio-engineered bug getting out of the lab. I can't help but speculate that The Satan Bug was one of Mr. King's creative inspirations. I'm not being critical for that's how the creative process works. It's just odd that I've never made the connection before.