Murder and the Android
Murder and the Android was a television movie based on Fondly Fahrenheit, a 1954 story by Alfred Bester. It was broadcast on November 8, 1959 as a NBC Sunday Showcase production. The film was produced by Robert Alan Aurthur, directed by Alex Segal, and starred Kevin McCarthy, Rip Torn, Vladimir Sokoloff, Suzanne Pleshette and Sono Osato.
In 1960, science fiction author Frederik Pohl called this film, "almost the only first-rate television play on a science fiction theme". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
This story is based 400 years in the future, when a man inherits an android. This synthetic being was created in a laboratory as a submissive, obedient construct. Unfortunately the android malfunctions and attempts to dominate its master.
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- Pohl, Frederik (1960). Star of stars. Doubleday science fiction. p. 45.
- "1960 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
- "Sunday Showcase Episode Guide". The Classic TV Archive. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
- "Sunday Specials". St. Petersburg Times. November 8, 1959. p. 93. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
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