The Creation of the Humanoids is a 1962 film directed by Wesley Barry based on Jack Williamson’s novel The Humanoids and is “often cited as Andy Warhol’s favorite film”.
The Earth is suffering the after-effects of nuclear war; the human birthrate has fallen so much that the population is declining. The “humanoids” of the title are advanced robots created to serve human beings. A human scientist, Dr. Raven (Doolittle), has developed a technique called the “Thalamic Transplant,” which transfers the memories and personality of a recently-deceased human to a robotic replica of that person. The human-humanoid hybrids that result awake from the process unaware of their own transformation.
A quasi-racist human organization called the “Order of Flesh and Blood” opposes the robots, whom the order disparagingly refers to as “clickers.” One of the leaders of the Order, Capt. Kenneth Cragis (Megowan), discovers clues that lead him to fall in love, and discover the secret not only of the robot’s human “replacement” program, but also of the future of himself, his new love, and the human race as a whole.
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[via Divers and Sundry]