Originally Posted by whipcracker666
I did see the preview but didn't actually get to watch the episode. Although the more I hear about it the more it sounds like the plot of that Kubrick film "Dr. Strangelove" , except in the movie it was Soviet Russia that had the doomsday device not Nazi Germany. And it took place during the cold war, much later than WWII. other than that it sounds like the same scenario.
now that I think of it thats probably where they got the idea for the movie.
The movie's based on a book called Red Alert. And Red Alert and Fail Safe were both very similar, both had movie adaptations in 1964... and a lawsuit came about because of the supposed plagiarism of Fail Safe upon Red Alert...