A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Atmospheric science fiction drama with excellent cast and settings draws a bleak picture of a genetically controlled future.
Halliwell (no star): "Glossy science fiction with a very soft centre under its hard surface."
Maltin**: "Bracingly intelligent, wittily ironic, and very well acted. Given the premise, however, the dull, conformist society depicted seems unconvincing."