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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2010, 02:07:24 AM »
Not sure how many of these use bioengineering but:

D.A.R.Y.L. (D.A.R.Y.L.)
The Batteries Not Included robots
The Terminatrix (T3)
Bishop (Aliens)
T-1000 (T2)
Gigolo Joe (A.I.)

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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2010, 03:44:20 AM »
This list mainly contains the killing kind of robot, but here it is:

My Top 5 Movie Robots

1.  Dalek
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)



Exterminate, sod the copy assimilate, just kill them all. I grew up watching the Dalek's, occasionally from behind the sofa, and that enjoyment still continues. They are ruthless and soulless, the voice of a Dalek encapsulates that so well. You do not bargin with these robots, you run and hide and hope the Doctor gets them before they get you.

Best moment: Exterminate.

2.  T-800
Terminator (1984), Terminator 2 and Terminator 3



Sent back to destroy our future a near unstoppable killing machine. He is ruthless and soulless, you do not bargain with him, you run and hide and hope to find a way to survive. Does sound rather familiar, yes but it is that utter lack of humanity that makes a robot so interesting.

Best moment: arrival in T2, at the bar to get his clothes.  Second place: coming back into the police station.

3.  Maschinenmensch/Maria
Metropolis (1927)



Created to stop the insurrection of the workers. She was the one of the earliest (perhaps the earliest) robot on screen. The transformation to Maria is one of the enduring images of cinema. She may not be the ruthless killing machine of more recent robots, but she is to be feared by those who oppose her.

Best moment: the transformation into Maria's appearance.

4.  Gunslinger
Westworld (1973)



A gunslinger you can kill again and again. Programmed to entertain, but so much can go wrong. Very much about the fear of losing control of our creations, Crichton would repeat this theme in Jurassic Park.

Best moment: Killing Blane and going after Martin

5.  ED209
Robocop (1987)



Rounding out what has become my robots to fear list is ED209, boy you do not want to upset him. Big, mean and with a voice to make you wet your pants.

Best moment: the weapons test.

Honourable Mentions

Gort  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

He made sure we would understand the message.
Best moment: vapourising the soldiers weapons

Marvin  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

A brain the size of a planet and what is it, Marvin fetch this. The most humourless and funniest robot.
Best moment: whining about having mindless tasks despite having a brain the size of a planet.

R2D2  Star Wars (1977), etc

R2D2 is so connected to C3PO that I could not separate them, and individually I could not bring them into the top 5.
Best moment: the argument between R2D2 and C3PO on the sands of Tatooine that leads them to separating.

C3PO  Star Wars (1977), etc
See R2D2.

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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2010, 08:59:02 AM »
That robot in the Incredibles is all kinds of awesome.

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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2010, 11:20:57 AM »
I love seeing ED209 on that list.  Such a BA robot.
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2010, 11:33:08 AM »
The big robot in Robocop that goes crazy near the end.
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 11:36:38 AM »
Yup, one of my favorites.
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 11:42:00 AM »
Not a movie, but Joey from Beneath a Steel Sky is all kinds of awesome.
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2010, 01:13:41 PM »
1. Wall-e (Wall-e)
2. R2D2 - (Star Wars)
3. Johnn 5 (Short Circuit)
4. Marvin (Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy)
5. Gigolo Joe (A.I.)
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2010, 03:19:01 PM »
Also Tima from the anime Metropolis.
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Re: Top 5 Movie Robots
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2021, 11:13:20 PM »
1. WALL-E
2. EVE
3. The Iron Giant
4. K-2SO (I think people might be surprised how much I like Star Wars, and I really love the Rogue One story...and I didn't know about/expect this droid, he made me laugh so, so much - I know C3PO and R2D2 are the most popular, K-2 really just did it for me)
5. Johnny 5 (I saw Short Circuit many times growing up - mean Johnny 5 gave me nightmares; good Johnny 5 could tuck me in)
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