Beyond Westworld

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Beyond Westworld
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StarringJim McMullan
James Wainwright
Connie Sellecca
Composer(s)George Romanis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes5 (2 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)Lou Shaw
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)Lou Shaw Productions
MGM Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 5 – March 19, 1980

Beyond Westworld is a 1980 American television series based on the Michael Crichton directed and written film Westworld. It ignored the 1976 motion picture sequel Futureworld.[1]

Overview[edit]

It featured Jim McMullan as Security Chief John Moore of the Delos Corporation. The story revolved around John Moore having to stop the evil scientist, Quaid, as he planned to use the robots in Delos to try to take over the world. It was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Makeup and Outstanding Art Direction For a Series) but only five episodes were produced. Only three aired before cancellation.

Cast[edit]

DVD release[edit]

On July 29, 2014, Warner Home Video released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection manufactured-on-demand service.[2]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Westworld Destroyed"Ted PostLou ShawMarch 5, 1980 (1980-03-05)
John Moore is assigned to hunt down Quaid who has some androids that he proposes to use to further his own ends. The first one is hiding amongst the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine.
2"My Brother's Keeper"Rob HolcombLou Shaw,
Haward Dimsdale
March 12, 1980 (1980-03-12)
Quaid blackmails the owner of an oil company and John and Pamela must find the android in the company's ranks.
3"Sound of Terror"Paul StanleyMartin RothMarch 19, 1980 (1980-03-19)
Quaid gets his hands on some uranium, and John and Pamela must find another android who is hiding in a rock band.
4"The Lion"Jack StarrettMartin Roth,
David Bennett Carren
Unaired
Delos circuitry is found in a car explosion and John and the rest of the Delos team must try and work out Quaid's new plan.
5"Takeover"Don WeisGregory S. Dinallo,
Steven Greenberg,
Aubrey Solomon
Unaired
Quaid's target is the police officer in charge of the state governor's visit. John and Pamela must stop Quaid and identify the police officer who is actually an android.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
1980 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Beyond Westworld Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction For a Series Beyond Westworld Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond Westworld". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Beyond Westworld DVD news: Announcement for Beyond Westworld - The Complete Series - TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original on 2014-08-01.

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