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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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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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In the scene supposedly in London (obviously a set in Hollywood), a neon sign reads "Jewelers", with the American spelling. A real British sign would read "Jewellers". See more »

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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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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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