American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1994)
Nomination Year: 1997
SYNOPSIS: It's the future, and the human race hangs on the brink of extinction. Computers, robots, and androids control Mankind, and reproduction is outlawed. A hyper-intelligent computer called The System now runs the show, and it's allowing the barren human race to live out its last days under its "benevolent" supervision. Mary, the last fertile human female, must take her developing fetus-in-a-jar to Europe, where the Computer Overlord problem isn't as bad, they say. The problem is, she has to rendezvous with a secret boat to get there, and the System has sent an indestructible hunter-killer cyborg to, well, terminate her. Desperate, she tricks a streetwise mercenary into escorting her to the meeting point. He helps her escape from the pursuing android time and again, finally defeating the menace just in time to hand over Mary's baby to the waiting Europeans. During the struggle, the mercenary discovers that he himself is a cyborg that somehow is able to think and act freely. Realizing that he's the only android on the humans' side, he stays behind to continue the good fight, while Mary and her child leave for a better life--and a new hope for Mankind--in France.
I Choose Him for My Ultimate Frisbee Team
The bad android sees Mary getting away, but there just happens to be a barrel top (or hubcap or somthing) on hand with some blades sticking out of it. He throws it like a Frisbee and clocks her at 100 yards. Yeah, right. Originally, this clip also included footage of a gun that floats, but that was lost to the Editing-Room Floor.
- Worst Special Effect
I Think I'll Name Him "Ken"
Seeing the plastic "fetus" floating in its bell jar, it's really hard to imagine what all the fuss is over. Perhaps "Drink 'n' Wet" technology was almost wiped out by the atomic wars and that's what they're trying to save, because if this baby-doll is the Last Hope of Mankind, we're all in big trouble.
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