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

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Daniyal_Ali
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Amazing Robots.
Daniyal_Ali   7/17/2014 9:25:09 AM
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Nice slideshow Rob. The vision of the movie makers of the 50s and 60s is admirable, as the technology at that time had not been this superior to think of something like that. The robots of today's movies are even more advanced as now we have great animations, looking forward to the list of today's movie robots.

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Re: Amazing Robots.
naperlou   7/17/2014 11:54:00 AM
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Rob, some of these are indeed scarry.  The Daleks especially.  One thing, though.  They actually had organic creatures in them.  They are genetically modified and placed in the "shell".  Their only goal is to "exterminate".

As for HAL, I wil always remember his last line.  "Will I dream?"

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Re: Amazing Robots.
tekochip   7/17/2014 1:08:41 PM
Thanks for including Rosie, that made me laugh.

 

If we inch into the Seventies I would put a bid in for Huey Dewey and Louie from "Silent Running".  I think it's also the only movie where Bruce Dern played a hero.

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Re: Amazing Robots.
Cabe Atwell   7/17/2014 3:26:19 PM
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This era was packed with bubble-bots it seemed. Or, just a clever way to hide the human inside?

 

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Re: Amazing Robots.
tekochip   7/17/2014 3:51:58 PM
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That's why I liked "Silent Running".  As a kid I couldn't figure out how they did the `bots, until I saw a show on the production.

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Re: Amazing Robots.
Rob Spiegel   7/17/2014 4:04:05 PM
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One of the things that's interesting as we move out of the 50s and 60s is that films that include robots move from B movies to top movies. So the robots become more sophisticated.

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Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/17/2014 6:32:14 PM
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Fun Slideshow, Rob, thanks. Funny I never noticed the similarity between Robby in Forbidden Planet and "The Robot" in Lost in Space.  Clearly a derivative copy, as you mentioned.  Warning, Will Robinson!

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IBM as the villain
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/17/2014 6:42:50 PM
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I never knew the HAL9000 was a parody of IBM!  It makes me think of the scene in "Pirates of Silicon Valley" where Steve Jobs motions privately that Bill Gates may be just as big a monster as Big Blue, IBM.

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Rocky IV
Charles Murray   7/17/2014 7:24:48 PM
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Believe it or not, I think Rocky had a robot in Rocky IV, where he fought the menacing Russian, Ivan Drago. The movie was supposed to have a theme of technology vs. the human spirit, which was pretty lame.  

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Re: Forbidden's Robby, & Lost in Space
Rob Spiegel   7/18/2014 8:48:20 AM
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Yes, JimT, Lost in Space was criticized for the Robby rip-off. 

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