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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Computer wird gejagt  »

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Did You Know?


Of Gene Roddenberry's non-"Star Trek" pilots (Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), Spectre (1977)), this one came closest to being greenlighted as a weekly series. Gene Roddenberry ultimately pulled it from consideration because American TV network NBC demanded too many changes to the concept. The demands would allegedly have eliminated the Jerry Robinson character, and would have inserted revolving romantic interests for Questor. See more »


The Learjet 24A used near the end of the film changes tail numbers from N1972A to N1969A. 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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Referenced in William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge (2014) See more »

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Questor Tapes
1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a very well done project for it's time and Robert Foxworth did a splendid job. Any criticism of his performance is totally unwarranted and it was a touching performance. His interpretation of the Android was touching and the humanity and feeling he brought to the character was memorable.

The end of the movie is heartwarming and it has stayed a cult classic for us fans for decades. I remember being mesmerized by the special effects at the time even though they would seem dated by today's standards. The most important thing is the feeling brought to the characters and the relationship between Questor and humans.

It is sad that it has not been made available sooner on DVD so that fans of today can enjoy it with hindsight.

Hopefully the DVD I ordered will arrive soon and bring back all the fond memories. Lew Ayers did a find job also as did Mike Farell.

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