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

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tthomas
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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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Re: K-9?
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

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
Rob Spiegel   7/22/2014 8:35:35 AM
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Wow. What a great piece of trivia, Joe.

cadcoke5
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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
cadcoke5   7/22/2014 1:48:33 AM
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Robby the robot made an appearance on Lost in Space as an evil robot in the episode, "War of the Robots".

-Joe



Rob Spiegel
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Re: K-9?
Rob Spiegel   7/21/2014 6:39:12 AM
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Hi Elizabeth, What era was K-9? Does it go back to the 60s? Maybe it will show up in one of the slide shows that cover decades after the 60s.

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K-9?
Elizabeth M   7/21/2014 5:03:13 AM
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This is a fun slideshow, but while you mention Dr. Who, what about K-9?? I actually wrote a whole article about this robot for another publication last year on the anniversary of the show. K-9 was so popular, he got his own spinoff!

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William K.   7/20/2014 8:35:00 PM
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I guess that I missed the parody of IBM in 2001. But it was a rude awakening about the way the highpitched shills screamed that it was a great movie. It was one of the biggest wastes of money and time as far as movies go. Still, I would call 2001 JUNK. Even despite having an actual plot.

mrdon
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mrdon   7/19/2014 5:43:12 PM
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Rob,

I really enjoyed the slides about these movie type robots. I can remember as a kid, I wanted a Robot from the TV show Lost and Space. When I received an erector set for Christmas, I immediately tried to build it. Very nice slide deck and thank you for the found memories!

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