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Pilot Pirx's Inquest
Pilot Pirx's Inquest
STANISŁAW LEM CENTENNIAL
7.2
/10
60 Ratings
STANISŁAW LEM CENTENNIAL

Synopsis

Seasoned space pilot Pirx is sent on a mission to Saturn to evaluate ’nonlinears’–androids that are supposedly indistinguishable from humans. He knows one of the crew members is an android, but he doesn’t know which one, leading to a dangerous game with his secret opponent and a shady corporation.

Our take

Adapted from a short story by Stanisław Lem, Pilot Pirx’s Inquest takes a hard sci-fi approach to its interrogation of what it means to be human. With an endearing tension between its 1970s brutalist design and futurist ideas, it makes for a fascinating, Twilight Zone-esque inquiry into A.I. ethics.