Were the original kids KILLED?


I know the movie was about kids who dissapointed their parents being replaced by "good", obedient kids who looked like the originals. But what became of the originals? Were they killed or what?

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yes, along with the wives, the children are killed off and replaced by robots.

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Actually in This Film , The Wives and Kids are just kidnapped and replaced . The Real Kids are strapped onto a table , being slowly brainwashed to be more like The Robots ! So basically , The Robots are just Temporary Doubles until The Real Kids learn to " behave " the way The Men`s Association wants them to ( incidentally , like Robots ) !

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SPOILER...

Though in the movie some or all of the kids who were in the process of being transformed are probably destroyed/killed when the Men's Association explodes.

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The kids are killed and replaced by robots, not "brainwashed". It is implied, though not fully explained, that Barbara Eden's daughter was not yet killed because it was a rush job and they were working out the kinks. It is very clear that the kids are robots (the school dance, the hospital scene, the "daughter" malfunctioning).

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Were the robots just temporary replacements until the "reborn" kids were ready? What was up with all the plants and those horrid zombie-like things strapped to the tables? Is it like some bio-organic rebirth process, were those the real kids? Wish the film had made that clearer.

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That part wasn't clear, but it seems as if they are hinting that these are Frankenstein-like experiments for future cloning techniques. But yeah, they don't go into any detail.

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My personal theory is that the creatures in the greenhouse were stripped bodies to create the androids so they would be more lifelike (soft warm skin with muscle underneath).

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