Beyond Westworld

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

Beyond Westworld
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
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 5 
March 19, 1980

Synopsis

Security Chief John Moore of the Delos Corporation has to stop the evil scientist Quaid, who is planning to use the robots in Delos to try to take over the world.

Cast

Broadcast and reception

The series was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Makeup and Outstanding Art Direction For a Series), though only five episodes were produced. Only three of these episodes aired before cancellation.

DVD release

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

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

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
1980 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[3] Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Beyond Westworld Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction For a Series Beyond Westworld Nominated

References

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