Costume designFrank Tauss Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 1966 (1966-10) CastMichael Rennie (Garth A7), Karen Steele (Dr. Sharon Mason), Wendell Corey (Sheriff), Warren Stevens (Dr. Carl Zellar) Similar moviesTerminator Genisys, Interstellar, Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Salvation, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Ex Machina
TaglineHalf Human… Half Machine! Programmed to Kill!
Mind control via synthetic radio telepathy predicted in 1966 film cyborg 2087
Cyborg 2087 is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Franklin Adreon and written by Arthur C. Pierce. The film stars Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, Wendell Corey, and Warren Stevens. 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.
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.
Michael Rennie as Garth
Karen Steele as Dr. Sharon Mason
Wendell Corey as the sheriff
Warren Stevens as Dr. Zeller
Eduard Franz as Professor Sigmund Marx
Harry Carey, Jr. as Jay C
Dale Van Sickel as Tracer #1
Troy Melton as Tracer #2
TV Guide rated it 1/5 stars and wrote that it is "an honest attempt make a statement, but it is poorly executed".