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Robot movies...got a favorite?

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  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »

    Robot Carnival is 70% odd and 30% cool for my tastes. At least it's free on youtube. My favorite too-brief sequence is at 14:40, the rough pencil animation intro to "Cloud", where a baby robot first learns how to stand and dance. Very charming IMO.

    :) Awesome Anime! 5 stars! :) Those kind of animes is what I would see late at night, or early in the morning. They leave me with
    some kind of spiritual questioning, that makes me more curious about the depth of technology.
  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,844
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    mklrobo,

    I just watched Lightyears on YouTube on your recommendation.

    It's kind of nice but I didn't detect any "way out concepts" over and above what has been the regular diet of SciFi since forever.

    As far as I can tell this is no Asimov creation. He only reviewed the script at some point.

    The robots, "machine men", were kind of secondary to the plot.

    Music and sound was well done though.

    I liked the "was/will be" thing. After all it can be argued that the past and the future are infinitely long but the instance of "now" is small enough not to exist. "Now" is different for all of us anyway.
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Heater. wrote: »
    mklrobo,

    I just watched Lightyears on YouTube on your recommendation.

    It's kind of nice but I didn't detect any "way out concepts" over and above what has been the regular diet of SciFi since forever.

    As far as I can tell this is no Asimov creation. He only reviewed the script at some point.

    The robots, "machine men", were kind of secondary to the plot.

    Music and sound was well done though.

    I liked the "was/will be" thing. After all it can be argued that the past and the future are infinitely long but the instance of "now" is small enough not to exist. "Now" is different for all of us anyway.

    What did you think of the artwork done on the characters? nicely done........ :)
    I bought the video, and Asimovs name was above the title. There again, advertising can be misleading.
    I wonder where the castle's head went to, and then, from whence it came?
    organic robots? :)
  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,844
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The art work seemed to be nicely done. Hard to tell as the YouTube vid I found was grabbed off a VCR and the quality was not great. The girls looked good anyway.

    Yes, where did that head run away to? Damn, I might have to watch it again, preferably from a DVD or whatever.
  • Tracy AllenTracy Allen Posts: 6,262
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'll put in a plug for Robot and Frank, unabashedly because the director was a my sons' classmate in high school and junior theater programs. Robot is not the technically challenging sort. Quite the opposite. He is meant to be ordinary, a household appliance within the familiar future world he inhabits. With Frank Langella as Frank, Susan Sarandon as his love interest, and Peter Sarsgaard as Robot's voice.
  • Jim the HermitJim the Hermit Posts: 79
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Bubo from Clash of the Titans!
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    Also Disney's The Black Hole had some cool robots
    http://movies.disney.com/the-black-hole
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  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Bubo from Clash of the Titans!
    bubo-mechanical-owl.jpeg


    Also Disney's The Black Hole had some cool robots
    http://movies.disney.com/the-black-hole

    The black hole did have some cool robots! Also, in the Movie Real Steel, where there are battling robots. Wait, that really happened right? Oh no,
    just science fiction. :(
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Robot and Frank
    Is this the one where the Robot helps Frank steal? If so, when I first read the description I thought it was going to be dumb, but after watching it I found it was very good.
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  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,844
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I have to put in a vote for "Dark Star". You may not agree but I'm going to count the philosophical smart bomb in Dark Star as a robot.

    And I second RoboCop. Who would not want an ED-209 of their own?
  • Hal AlbachHal Albach Posts: 714
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I really enjoyed Pixar's love-struck trash compactor, WALL-E.
    Florida, between St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Mexico

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  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Heater. wrote: »
    I have to put in a vote for "Dark Star". You may not agree but I'm going to count the philosophical smart bomb in Dark Star as a robot.

    And I second RoboCop. Who would not want an ED-209 of their own?
    No doubt! Gotta have an ED-209! There was a movie, back in the 60 - 70's, that the artificial intelligence developed by the scientist, took over
    his house. The AI had a "child", but it died, like Lt. Data's daughter. I can not remember the title.......?
    Artifical Intelligence was good, with David and the blue fairy.
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,084
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I can't believe this one was missed.. One of my favorite robots from early childhood..

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  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,844
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Missed no. Deliberately not mention because Buck Rogers was terrible.

    Mind you, I loved Dr Who since seeing the first episode broadcast in 1963. Most of that was of questionable quality though. Remember the stupid K9 robotic dog for example?

    What I do find unbelievable is that no one has mentioned Terminator. Or perhaps that's just to obvious and taken for granted.

  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Heater. wrote: »


    What I do find unbelievable is that no one has mentioned Terminator. Or perhaps that's just to obvious and taken for granted.


    :cool:Terminator is an ICON beyond the beyond. No robot movie is in its class.:cool:
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,084
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Heater. wrote: »
    Missed no. Deliberately not mention because Buck Rogers was terrible.

    BeedeeBeedeeBeedeeBeedee Those are fighting words, Buck..
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  • 4x5n4x5n Posts: 716
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I posted a message in the general section regarding a recent viewing of Short Circuit 2 and its Radio Shack connection.

    So it got me thinking...what other robot related movies have I missed?

    Here's a list from Wikipedia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Robot_films

    So what's your favorite robotic movie?

    Any additional movies that Wikipedia missed?

    That's easy!! The best robot movie ever made was "tobor"!!
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,188
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    4x5n wrote: »
    That's easy!! The best robot movie ever made was "tobor"!!

    Robot Monster is right out.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    :nerd: I did not know about this move, Cool!:nerd:
    I will have to buy the dvd. Anybody know much about an old
    movie with short green aliens? less that 1970s time. There was one
    was scarred me, but I can not remember thename of it:innocent:
  • tjwebertjweber Posts: 20
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    mklrobo - the movie was Demon Seed - and as I remember the child of the AI lived.
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    tjweber wrote: »
    mklrobo - the movie was Demon Seed - and as I remember the child of the AI lived.

    :lol: Thanks for finding that movie! That was a scary one!( to me, anyway, especially near the end!):frown:
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    mklrobo - the movie was Demon Seed
    See post #8
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  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    NWCCTV wrote: »
    See post #8
    Sorry that I did not see that entry.:innocent: You did a great job helping too! Thanks.:smile:
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    "The Robot Spy" on the original Johnny Quest.
  • ValeTValeT Posts: 308
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I don't know if anyone has said this, but Star Wars and Star Trek!!!! By far my most favorite movies with robots; well, I guess an argument could be made for IRobot.....
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited July 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    ValeT wrote: »
    I don't know if anyone has said this, but Star Wars and Star Trek!!!! By far my most favorite movies with robots; well, I guess an argument could be made for IRobot.....

    Cool! What about Real Steel with Hugh Jackman? That was a cool movie.
  • whiteoxewhiteoxe Posts: 794
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Whit wrote: »
    Not really a movie, but when I was a kid I loved Lost in Space - A Trip through the Robot episode - you can watch it here - http://www.hulu.com/watch/14657

    Do you know of anyway I can watch full episodes of lost in space fro outside the US ?
    there is nothing either good or
    bad, but thinking makes it so.
    Favourite quote of all. Seems to damn the ideas of morally that sam harris champions. He makes claim that science can teach morality better than religion. That might very well be true but who can say or define what is bad and speak for all cultures and times? Its all a bit of an illusion.
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    whiteoxe wrote: »
    Do you know of anyway I can watch full episodes of lost in space fro outside the US ?
    To be sure, Lost in Space can be had outside the US! If not, I am sure someone could "slip" you some episodes..........:smile:
  • mklrobomklrobo Posts: 420
    edited December 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Elysium had some realistic robots in that movie.

    I wonder.......Are there any Christmas Robot movies?
    ? :) ?
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,188
    edited December 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I haven't seen "Interstellar" yet, but I have heard much about the robots TARS and CASE.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/11/14/tars_the_interstellar_robot_should_be_the_future_of_artificial_intelligence.html
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • jonesjones Posts: 264
    edited December 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hal Albach wrote: »
    I really enjoyed Pixar's love-struck trash compactor, WALL-E.
    Yup. WALL-E by a wide margin.
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