Friday, April 19, 2013

Questor Tapes


Questor is an incomplete android played by Robert Foxworth. The actor also played Admiral Leyton in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost."

Curiously, Questor searches for his creator and purpose on planet Earth by learning and trusting his robotic instincts,  LOL. "Tinman" surprises everyone by waking up. For a dude "lacking memory tapes" he does a pretty neat job giving himself human features. Edited by gleeful fingers I think Questor the "Superhuman android" could be quite good pitched as a dark comedy. Instead viewers get a freaky, calm version of Mr Data from Star Trek TNG.

Five years after Gene Roddenberry's classic STAR TREK show withered in 1969, trekkies witnessed the spark of something new in the entertainment industry. So what happened?  Questor Tapes was one of a series of television movies in which Roddenberry was involved, which (included Genesis II, Planet Earth, and Spectre) but sadly none of the pilots generated enough TV ratings to be green lit as a series.



Quest long and Prosper, trekkies and trekkers.

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bummer it never went any further than a pilot.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I'd never heard of this. Pretty cool!

Warren Zoell said...

I thought you'd talk about "Q".

Shawn Yankey said...

Did not know about this, good share!
Shawn at Reading Practice

Banker Chick said...

I remember seeing the episode on TOS and thinking at the time it seemed like a pilot,


Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

Warren Zoell said...

I notice part of the theme music is from Kolchack

The Golden Eagle said...

The concept is really interesting. It's too bad it was never turned into a series!

Tony Laplume said...

God bless him, Gene just kept trying to launch new material in the 70s, but his career was made and ended with Star Trek.

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