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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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Dr. Chen
Robert Douglas ...
Dr. Michaels
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Lady Helena Trimble
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Allison Sample
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Reuben Singer ...
Dr. Gorlov
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Dr. Audret
Gerald Peters ...
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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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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 »

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

Quotes

Jerry Robinson: Do you understand the implications of all this? Suppose Vaslovik isn't a good man.
[pause]
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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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Royale (1989) See more »

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Outstanding concept forecasting the future with spiritual overtones.
5 June 2003 | by (Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

After all these years, I'm still amazed how this film created a concept of a way to centrally identify worldwide needs and the resources to fill them and we are seeing it happen in various ways (Northwest Medical Team (free medical help to needy countries), the worldwide effort to save the two whales stranded in the ice years back,etc). The efforts so far have not come close to the scope in the movie, but I feel it will come.

Precursor of the information super-highway!!

The concept of a progressive mentor throughout history, guiding but not interfering with mankind's evolution to maturity -- well done!!

Marcia


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