Late at night, Dr. Link works on his creation, a powerful robot named Adam Link. Adam goes berserk and murders Dr. Link! Law enforcement issues an order for the robot's destruction, but the dead man's daughter Nina Link hires retired lawyer and full-time curmudgeon Thurman Cutler to defend the machine's rights as if it were a man! Cutler takes the case as much to mock the legal system that has made him a cynic as for any other reason, but can even his brilliant mind save Adam Link from destruction? Written by
Did You Know?
The action starts at Rossom Hall Robotics Laboratory. This is undoubtedly an homage to the play "R.U.R.", subtitled "Rossum's Universal Robots", by Czech writer Karel Capek, and credited with introducing the word "robot" to the English language. (From a Czech word meaning "worker".) See more
In his ruling at the end of the episode, the judge says that "the Constitution defines a person has a human being", and that the Constitution "empowers the courts to interpret and reinterpret its meaning..." In fact, the U.S. Constitution contains no definition whatsoever of "person" (though the word is used frequently), never uses the words "human" or "human being" at all, and contains no grant of an "interpretative power" to the courts in any of its provisions or amendments. See more
The Control Voice
It is said that God made man in His image, but man fell from grace. Still, man has retained from his humble beginnings the innate desire to create, but how will man's creations fair? Will they attain a measure of the divine or will they, too, fall from grace?