Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
The Creation of the Humanoids
Revolt of the Humanoids
Nomination Year: 1997
SYNOPSIS: Nobody knows who started it, but the atomic wars did happen. The few surviving humans turn to robotic technology to make their lives easier. Now these "humanoids" (also derisively known as "clickers") are so advanced, they can think for themselves and are becoming more and more human -- and some people don't like that. Kragus, the leader of one anti-robot movement, uncovers a conspiracy to replace certain key public figures with exact robotic duplicates. Unfortunately, he also discovers to his shock and dismay that it's already happened to him; he and his true love are both robots and didn't even know it. With new technology, the robots have taken it upon themselves to "save humanity from itself" by transplanting everyone's mind into ageless, indestructible, reproducing robots. Will Kragus go along with the plan? As we learn, he must have...
- Worst Science
Let's Bring Evolution Back to Our Schools
Evolution explained. In the context of computer chips, and robot evolution.
- Best One-Liner
Better a Metal Head Than Old and Dead
The scientist, on his miraculous resurrection and transformation to an android body: "I didn't like being old. And dead."
- Worst Cover Copy
"Marty! I've Created the Humanoids!"
The cover is dated, cheesy, needlessly provocative, and features a scientist that looks exactly like Christopher Lloyd.
The Disappearing Tray
One of the humanoids (a servant) is holding a tray, which miraculously disappears in the next shot.
- Crummiest Ending
Is He Talkin' to Me?
The scientist explains that their latest advances will allow Kragus and his girlfriend to become the first robots that can actually reproduce -- the last human ability to be mimicked. As the two of them mull over whether they'll take the final step, the scientist turns to the camera and addresses the audience. The first time I saw it, I swear, I said aloud "Is he talking to me?" Apparently, he was. He says, "And of course, they were successful...or you wouldn't be here." Fade to blecch.
- Worst Acting
Opening Scene, in which Don Megowan displays his usual horrible acting. Of course, he turns out to be a robot -- but he's supposed to be indistinguishable from humans.
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