The Questor Tapes (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  23 January 1974 (USA)
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Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Chen
Robert Douglas ...
Dr. Michaels
Lady Helena Trimble
Ellen Weston ...
Allison Sample
Dr. Bradley
Reuben Singer ...
Dr. Gorlov
Administrative Assistant
Fred Sadoff ...
Dr. Audret
Gerald Peters ...
Edyie Girard ...
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Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the project and finally succeed. But Vaslovik seems to have installed a secret program in Questor's brain: He flees and starts to search for Vaslovik. Since half of his knowledge is missing, he needs the help of Jerry Robinson, who's now under suspect of having stolen the android. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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23 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Ein Computer wird gejagt  »

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The character of Questor is considered a prototype of Gene Roddenberry's later creation, Mr. Data of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). In particular, a scene written for this movie in which Questor makes love to a female character was reportedly ordered cut by censors, but Gene Roddenberry later arranged for a similar scene to be included in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode, "The Naked Now." See more »


The "UN" troops are clearly not. None of them are wearing blue helmets, how UN troops are normally identified. See more »


Jerry Robinson: Do you understand the implications of all this? Suppose Vaslovik isn't a good man.
Jerry Robinson: Suppose he isn't even sane.
Questor: One's creator not sane... An interesting question. How would you answer that query in your own case, my friend?
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25 June 1999 | by (NEW JERSEY, USA) – See all my reviews

Questor was played by Robert Foxworthy (rather starchedly and robotically and well). His abilities are superhuman. But, with his programming incomplete, he doesn't know his mission and needs the help of Mike Farrell to find his creator and his ultimate purpose.

This was definitely presented as a pilot to a proposed series. The incomplete android needing a human to guide him and further his mission, makes the perfect team to explore humanity. A creation of Gene Roddenberry, the exploration of the universe, contrasted through the eyes of humans and non-humans, has been a familiar (and successful) theme for him. The movie was very enjoyable and it ended well. I don't think I could handle their exploits on a weekly basis. It would grow old quickly. Where-as, our days have a great deal of violence, these were days of pacifist excess. It takes too much away from the all too human option of necessary violence. A middle ground would have served it well.

And, not to accuse Roddenberry of nepotism or favoritism, but look for Majel Barrett (Mrs. Roddenberry) and Walter Koenig, both of Star Trek fame, in this TV movie.........

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