In “Y2K” the movie, power outages darken a chunk of the East Coast and a nuclear meltdown threatens when computers misread the year 2000 as 1900.

With the made-for-TV movie about a world gone haywire this New Year’s Eve, NBC and its affiliates tried to ease any fears viewers might have with disclaimers – it’s just a movie – and news stories about the so-called Y2K computer glitch.