This followup to the theatrical films "Westworld" and "Futureworld" features John Moore, Security Chief of the Delos Corporation, the company that created the killer robots seen in the films. Now Moore must deal with an evil scientist named Quaid, who has taken control of the lifelike Delos robots, and plans to use them in his plot to conquer the world. Written by
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Originally a two hour MGM TV movie-pilot, with the first two hour pilot airing on CBS-TV, followed weekly by four one hour films. New permanent and swing sets were built at the MGM Culver City Studios, in December 1979, going into immediate production as a CBS mid season replacement. The fifth installment, filming the first four days production, with cast and crew on location at a Lake Piru auto-racetrack, MGM was notified that CBS axed the low rated series. The next day, upon cast and crew returning from location to the studio for stage filming, which was on schedule, MGM ceased production without further filming. Instead, a spontaneous wrap party occurred that night ending the production with all stage sets dressed without a camera roll. MGM Executives regretted not completing the last show when the production was marketed as a syndicated series in Australia and Japan. With six installments, "Beyond Westworld's" television viewing foreign syndicated market should have brought a greater financial return for MGM Television. See more »
not bad but nothing to do with Westworld after a while
After the success of Westworld (1973) and it's follow-up Futureworld (1976) it was time to make a series about the robots. Beyond Westworld was created in 1980 but it wasn't what the fans of both films thought it should be.
It was short-lived even as it followed in a great line the story of both full features. In fact, the first 15 minutes do pick up on Westworld were we do have problems with the robots working at Westworld. But once Westworld is destroyed, as the title of episode one says, this series moves further away and goes on in the real world were world dominators are using robots to conquer earth. Quaid (James Wainwright) is the bad guy using the robots of Delos to conquer earth. Security Chief John Moore (Jim McMullan) of the Delos Corporation has to stop Quaid.
The series was nominated for an Emmy for the make-up only 5 episodes were developed and only three were aired before cancellation.
Nevertheless, it did deliver some good moments but as I said earlier, after 15 minutes it moves away from Westworld to become something different, not bad but they should have given it another name in stead of trying to clock in on the success of both flicks.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5
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