Made for cable TV, THE ANDROID AFFAIR gets asterisked as an indirect Hollywood contribution from science-fiction legend Isaac Asimov (FANTASTIC VOYAGE). Asimov's actual involvement was mere shared story credit for the short subject "Teach 109," which filmmaker Richard Kletter expanded into
this mediocre programmer.
Though Asimov codified a virtual Bill of Rights for machines in his many robot stories, the tone here leans toward a very lightweight BLADE RUNNER. In the future, manlike robots are near enough to Homo sapiens for cruel medical experiments; these guinea pigs feel no pain and can describe their
status during surgery. Rising physician Karen Garr...