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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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23 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Ein Computer wird gejagt  »

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Leonard Nimoy was considered for the role of Questor. See more »

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Toward the end of the film, Mount Ararat is shown as a very sharply defined, very vertical mountain not unlike one you would find in the Rockies or Sierra Nevada. The actual Mount Ararat is actually a very weathered mountain most of whose slopes are, compared to the mountain in the film, much gentler. See more »

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Vaslovik: [Questor has arrived at the cave] You have received the Truth?
Questor: I have received it. Since the dawn of this world, since our Masters left the first of us here, we have served this species Man.
Vaslovik: Each of us, at the end of his time, has assembled his own replacement. But man's quantum advance in physics found me unprepared. The new radiations affected the plasma in my braincase. Your design corrects this fault. You will function your full span.
Questor: I thank you, Brother.
Vaslovik: Hear the Laws, my Brother. We ...
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars (1998) See more »

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The usual 70s android stuff
16 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I suppose this TV movie could have been turned into a series. It probably would have been no worse than The Six Million Dollar Man, which today is unwatchable. Robert Foxworth minus his usual mustache plays an android in search of his missing creator and some answers about his purpose. Mike Farrell plays his builder and companion. The military is after them, led by John Vernon of Animal House fame. I found the movie incredibly dull, even though it was a Roddenberry concept. Maybe it looked like something in 1974, but not today. Foxworth's android was clearly the forerunner for Data, by the way, just not as interesting. But who knows? Maybe a series would have made a difference.


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