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The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 3 July 1962 (USA)
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In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies.

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Complete credited cast:
... Capt. Kenneth Cragis
Erica Elliott ... Maxine Megan
Frances McCann ... Esme Cragis Milos
Don Doolittle ... Dr. Raven
David Cross ... Pax
Richard Vath ... Mark
Reid Hammond ... Hart
Malcolm Smith ... Court
George Milan ... Acto
Dudley Manlove ... Lagan
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The survivors of a nuclear holocaust fuse man with machine, creating cyborgs to assist in the rebuilding of civilization. However, the blue-skinned androids rebel against their masters and go to war with the remnants of humanity. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Last film of makeup artist Jack P. Pierce, who worked on many of the Universal horror classics of the 1930s & 40s. See more »

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When the doctor is testing the robotic arm, the space directly under the table is covered (presumably by a box or a panel with a hidden actor). However as the robotic arm is removed from the table, the space beneath it becomes empty and transparent. See more »

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Maxine Megan: Pax, you're wonderful. He's so glib, I'll bet he even has a sense of humor.
Esme Cragis Milos: He'd *better* have! I paid extra for it. Say something funny, Pax.
Pax: Don't put me on, dear. I have a sense of humor, but I'm not creative.
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Penetrating and Thought Provoking Movie
13 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** A movie that you can really say is ahead of it's time about the aftermath of a nuclear war that destroyed over 90% of the human race. And due to the radiation left over from the nuclear bombardment lowered the birth-rate to 1.4%. Making it impossible for the human race to survive without the creation of a massive robot population to do the work that is needed for human survival. The trouble with that is that the robots have been so improved over the years that they took on more and more human qualities. There coming to the point that they are more human then humans, that is their perfect. That makes most humans think that they'll take over the world and make humans second class citizens.

A group is founded called "The Order of Flesh and Blood" that wants to put the robots back to where they no longer pose a danger to the human race. That would mean going back to the time when the human race almost destroyed itself in a nuclear war. It's because that humans have emotions that override logic which robots don't have.

Cragis, Don Megowan, one of the founders of "The Order of Flesh and Blood" orders a raid on the home of a scientist Dr. Raven, Don Doolittle. Dr. Raven is working to create a more perfect robot that will pass for human without being detected. Ravan wants the robots to eventually replace humans in government positions so that human irrational emotions and behavior would not endanger the earth, as well as the humans themselves. When the Order breaks into Dr. Raven's laboratory he has one of his human looking robots kill him. To prevent him from from being subjected to have his brain and thoughts dismembered, finding out what he knows and did by the Order, and with that have all his work discovered and destroyed.

Cragis, in a speech to the members of the Order, uses Dr. Raven's death as an excuse to make that the robots are dangerous and should be dismantled and used only sparingly. Not to be used in as many functions for the human race as they are being used now. After Cragis's speech one of his colleagues tells him that his sister Emse, Frances McCann, is having an affair, rapport is the word used in the movie, with a robot. If this ever comes out, Cragis is told, it would hurt his position in the Order.

Cragis goes to see his sister to get her to break off her rapport with the robot, Pax, David Cross. In Cragis's conversation with his sister, as well as with the robot Pax, something very unusual happens! What transpired after that in the movie makes Cragis see what the truth is and that changes him forever.

Great movie with some of the most thought-provoking, penetrating and intelligent dialog about life death God the soul and the continuation of the existence of the species. Dialog that you'll ever hear in a serious film about those subjects, It will also make you think like you never thought before about the future.

The scene between Cragis his sister Esme and the robot Pax as well as Cragis's girlfriend Maxine, Erica Elliot, alone is enough to make you change your views about what you think that the future is going to be. And with an ending that will leave you speechless and at the same time hopeful for what the future will bring.

It's too bad that the movie "Creation of the Humanoids" is not on tape or DVD and hasn't been broadcast on TV for the last fifteen years or so. The movie viewing public is missing a real eye-opening film about future events that will shock and at the same time assure us about what we are to face ahead.


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