Cyborg 2087

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Cyborg 2087
Cyborg2087.jpg
VHS video cover (UK version)
Directed byFranklin Adreon
Produced byEarle Lyon
Written byArthur C. Pierce
Starring
Music byPaul Dunlap
Edited byFrank P. Keller
Production
company
Harold Goldman Associates
Distributed byUnited Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 1966 (1966-10)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Cyborg 2087 is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Franklin Adreon and written by Arthur C. Pierce.[1] The film stars Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, Wendell Corey, and Warren Stevens.[1] It was part of a series of nine low budget films produced by United Pictures Corporation. The films were intended for TV distribution, but they had theatrical releases. The writer and director's next film, Dimension 5, also featured time travel.[2]

Plot[edit]

Garth A7 (Michael Rennie), a cyborg from the future world of 2087, travels back in time to 1966 to prevent Professor Sigmund Marx (Eduard Franz) from revealing his new discovery, an idea that will make mind control possible and create a tyranny in Garth's time. He is pursued by two "Tracers" (also cyborgs) out to stop him.

Garth enlists the help of Dr. Sharon Mason (Karen Steele), Marx's assistant. He gets her to summon her friend, medical doctor Zeller (Warren Stevens) to operate on him to remove a homing device used by the Tracers to track him. The local sheriff (Wendell Corey) also becomes involved.

Garth defeats the Tracers and convinces Professor Marx to keep his discovery secret. Then, with his future wiped out as a result, Garth ceases to exist; the people who helped him do not even remember him. It is "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" plot twist, so common with time travel films, which ignore paradoxes in favor of plot. If the hero does change history, and ceases to exist as history is rewritten, then he will not be there in the future to go back and make the change, supporting the scientific rule that the past cannot be altered.

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Reception[edit]

TV Guide rated it 1/5 stars and wrote that it is "an honest attempt make a statement, but it is poorly executed".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cyborg 2087". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Green 2014, pp. 120–121.
  3. ^ "Cyborg 2087". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-02-02.

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