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Great Film & TV Robots From the 50s & 60s

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LRomeo
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Gigantor!
LRomeo   8/7/2014 4:00:06 PM
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How could you have Astro Boy and miss Gigantor?

William K.
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Re: K-9?
William K.   7/28/2014 9:29:54 PM
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Elizabeth, Dr. Who is certainly one of the much more creative shows, and a welcome departure from most "formula" entertainments.

And there are all sorts of robots-things, which clearly point out a number of serious things that could logicly develop if robotic development is not done responsibly. The whole idea of a self-aware robot is an example of what could lead to a real set of disasters. Conside the "4D's" of robot uses, and what would happen if a robot decided that something was too dangerous for it. Or even if it was just too dirty? Just one example of why caution should be used in development projects.

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8-Man
frares   7/28/2014 11:40:46 AM
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Did anyone see this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Man

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Re: Amazing robots
AnandY   7/28/2014 10:58:42 AM
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@GTO, I cant claim to be in touch with the robot movies from the 50's and 60's (that's a little too early for me) but I was fortunate enough to lay my hands on the Star Trek original series and can still remember those lovely robot women Mudd had. Pretty creative and very artistic they were too!

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Re: HAL Is Not IBM
ramjet@metrocast.net   7/28/2014 9:46:29 AM
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I feel bad for you.

You cannot see that this was the first Movie to use a real Space effects.

I was amazed and enthralled by it's wonder.

Sure, the grapic effects were not great, look at when it was made.

For me, It's probably the best movie version of a Science Fiction book ever done.

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Elizabeth M   7/28/2014 8:18:27 AM
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Wow, Ralphy Boy, your daughter's wedding sounds really creative. I found when I was doing my research for the Dr. Who article I wrote that it's true, there are still a lot of fans for this classic TV show. I met a guy who hosts an Internet radio show just about Dr. Who. I personally was not a fan and never really saw the show but clearly it won over lots of viewers.

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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
tthomas   7/23/2014 9:33:53 AM
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Mr. Spiegel I enjoyed the article on 1950s and 60s robots.

My 16 year old son son builds Daleks and takes them to the sci-fi conventions. He takes the motors and control electronics out of power assist chairs and uses them to drive the Dalek. If any of your readers want to see, he has a facebook page showing him building them. http://www.facebook.com/DerekTheRedDalek.

As a dad you understand I am quite proud of a kid who has the skills and personal drive to build and operate six foot tall robots [and I have learned to give the kid his space & not to supervise him too physically close after a nasty encounter with his pneumatic nail gun and an 18 gage wire nail through the thumb].

T. Thomas

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Ralphy Boy   7/23/2014 12:19:49 AM
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Nice list Rob...

Yeah Liz...

My daughter got married last fall and she had a Doctor Who themed wedding. I built a Tardis Police-Box Photo Booth using 3 hollow core doors and her iPad/w a printer. She made a K9 Envelope/Card box, a full scale facsimile of the robo-dog from the show... and a boat load of other decorations that were show specific. Including the watchpart carnations for the guys and the time traveler bouquets for the girls. That show is huge with some people right now.

I also have a small Kronos Conqueror of the Universe poster on the wall in my office here at work... In honor of the time keeping system we use "Kronos". I've read that it's the biggest most used employee tracking system in the world Universe.

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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
Rob Spiegel   7/22/2014 3:03:03 PM
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Hey Cabe, The 70s robots slideshow ran today. 80s are coming next week. Surprisingly, robots were not big on TV in the 70s, but they broke through huge on the silver screen.

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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
Cabe Atwell   7/22/2014 2:59:37 PM
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Rob,

Time for robots from the 70s & 80s yet? The hayday of TV robots!

Short Circuit!

C

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