|The incompleted Questor.|
|Farrell (left) and Foxworth as the android.|
|Data from Star Trek: The|
The climax of The Questor Tapes also boasts another Trek connection. When Questor's true purpose is revealed, it closely approximates that of Gary Seven (Robert Lansing), a character that appeared in the "Assignment: Earth" episode of the original Star Trek. Ironically, that episode served as the pilot for a Roddenberry TV series that never came to fruition.
Taken as a stand-alone telefilm, The Questor Tapes is an imaginative, well-acted science fiction tale with some sly humor (e.g., Questor tells Dana Wynter's character that he is "fully functional"). A series might have been interesting, but the premise could also have run its course rather quickly. In regard to TV pilots, sometimes less is indeed better.