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The Questor Tapes (1974)

Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of he programming tape was erased in ... See full summary »

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Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of he programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the project and finally succeed in creating Questor. However, 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 is now suspected of having stolen the android. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Ein Computer wird gejagt  »

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Gene Roddenberry produced Earth Final Conflict in the 90s. See more »

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The Learjet 24A used near the end of the film changes tail numbers from N1972A to N1969A. See more »

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Questor: [Telling Robinson about the need to find Vaslovik at Mount Ararat before Vaslovik explodes] He's there. Somewhere. And if I don't find him in time, that mountain will become a molehill.
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Very human approach to science fiction
16 October 1999 | by (Kalamazoo, MI) – See all my reviews

In his heyday, no one made televised science fiction like Gene Roddenberry, and this is one of the finest examples. Created as a pilot for a proposed TV series (which, unsurprisingly, was never produced), this is one of the best instances of science fiction meeting philosophy that has ever occurred anywhere (big screen included). The performances are astonishingly good considering the cast of mostly TV actors (in particular, Robert Foxworth gives the performance of his career as the android). The movie does steer itself away from its own track once in awhile (some of the details in the subplot about Helena Trimble hardly seem relevant to the film and were probably created in case the series was approved), but overall, the pacing is excellent. Some dated technology and an ear-piercingly poor musical score knock this down a notch or two, but its premise and resolution are wonderfully humanistic. Not a special-effects movie, then, but sci-fi that cares more for its characters than its visual appeal. Now could we please just have this on video?


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