A disappointing regression from Hoskins' uneven but intermittently original The Shattered People (1975). The background is a sardine-can Earth of near morons, where researcher David Holland is leading a secret android-developing project to counteract the genetic decline of intelligence. Meanwhile the fanatical faction seeking to destroy the android-creators is also up to no good on the primitive world of Karyllia, whore Holland's son is part of an unconventional cultural mission to prepare the planet for a large-scale influx of emigrants from Earth. Instead of doing anything with this reasonably usable situation, Hoskins smothers it in pointlessly complex intrigues. Eminently skippable.