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The Questor Tapes (1974)

Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik, who developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of the programming tape was erased in... See full summary »

Director:

Richard A. Colla

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (teleplay), Gene L. Coon (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Foxworth ... Questor
Mike Farrell ... Jerry Robinson
John Vernon ... Geoffrey Darro
Lew Ayres ... Vaslovik
James Shigeta ... Dr. Chen
Robert Douglas ... Dr. Michaels
Dana Wynter ... Lady Helena Trimble
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Allison Sample
Majel Barrett ... Dr. Bradley
Reuben Singer Reuben Singer ... Dr. Gorlov
Walter Koenig ... Administrative Assistant
Fred Sadoff Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Audret
Gerald Peters Gerald Peters ... Randolph
Edyie Girard Edyie Girard ... Stewardess
Alan Caillou ... Immigration Offical
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Storyline

Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik, who developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of the 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Computer wird gejagt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Darrow enters the Lear jet, sets the tracking device down, and flips the switch to the "up" position to activate it. The next time that we see the tracking device, the switch is in the "down" position. See more »

Quotes

Questor: [Telling Robinson about the need to find Vaslovik at Mount Ararat before Vaslovik explodes] He's there. Somewhere. And if I don't find him in time, that mountain will become a molehill.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars (1998) See more »

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Amazing Movie...
21 August 2006 | by angel2285See all my reviews

The last time I saw Questor was probably twenty + years ago, but at that time I think it still held up well. It's amazing how many robots and androids came out in the years following the "Questor Tapes" with little Questor mannerisms, not the least of which was Data.

I have no doubt that if the series had been picked up we would have seen an "evil" Questor (Lore or KARR), lots of android type searching for meaning, maybe even a tie in to the Gary Seven "pilot" episode on Trek. Questor would have fit into the Trek universe really well, don't know why Gene never did a tie in on Next Gen. Heck, they could have done a tie in on Enterprise.

Oh well... I received a letter from Majel a few years ago indicating she was still interested in doing a Questor series, but that was the last I ever heard. Sadness.

-Dana Curtis Kincaid


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