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16 Robot Stars From the 1970s

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Forgot about Lt. LLia
Cabe Atwell   9/24/2014 8:25:43 PM
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I loved the movie West World and Yul Brenner made for a great robot.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Forgot about Lt. LLia
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/28/2014 3:53:49 PM
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Great slideshow, Rob.  A lot of content I did not know before. I was expecting to see Bruce Dern's 3 little pals  in Silent Running, but completely forgot about Lt. LLia, pointing the Finger at V-Ger, in  S.T:  T.M.P !

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Re: ROBOT STARS
Rob Spiegel   7/28/2014 10:17:14 AM
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Good observations, Bobjengr. Ash violated the robot rules, but remember, the mission itself was duplicitous.

ramjet@metrocast.net
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ramjet@metrocast.net   7/28/2014 8:33:22 AM
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ACK, Nothe robot Laws!!

Don't you realize if the Robots followed them we would all be wrapped in protective cocoons for our lives, never allowed to go out where something might happen?

If they allow us any threat of harm, they violate the first law.

Car losing control due to malfunction, hits someone, law 1 won't allow us in a car or out where one can be.

Lightning from a clear sky has happened. Want to be locked inside from now on?

The law allows NO Possible Threat to us. It is far too clearly worded to allow any options.

 

Now if it were appended with "Unless brought on by the humans personal intent". We could work with it.

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Re: THX-1138
Steve128   7/26/2014 5:55:03 PM
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1138 shows up several times in the Star Wars series, but you have to listen to the dialog to catch them. 

Steve128
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Fantastic Planet did not contain robots
Steve128   7/26/2014 5:52:54 PM
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Sorry, but the Draags were not robots. They were biological creatures. Their meditations were visionary, and they had children. Fantastic Planet is one of my all time favorite movies, but the Cylons would make a much better choice for that spot in the robot line up.

 

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ROBOT STARS
bobjengr   7/26/2014 1:29:50 PM
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16 ROBOTS FROM THE 70'S

Great slides Rob.  My favorites are still C3PO and R2D2.  I do have to say though I was blown away when Ash from the movie Alien turned out to be a robot.  It was one of the best surprises and there were many in that movie.  In looking at the three (3) laws for robots, you can see that Ash violated all three.  
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

I suppose it's all in the programming.  Again, great post--very interesting and a good flash-back. 

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GTOlover   7/24/2014 1:19:55 PM
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Rob already got the daleks in the first post about the early robots prior to the 70's. I believe Rob also pointed out that he will be following up with more robots from the 80's, 90's, and beyond. Not sure if he meant that his is a four part series? But whatever the case, Terminator did not premier until 1984, so I am sure Rob will have that one in the next slideshow for the 80's.

With that in mind, do not forget Data from Star Trek TNG which premiered in 1987!

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Re: What about the cylons
Ralphy Boy   7/23/2014 7:13:59 PM
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C3PO and R2D2 have lost none of their potency...

My grandsons are just one notch below obsessed with those two.

William K.
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Re: Yul Brynner, and WestWorld
William K.   7/23/2014 5:11:51 PM
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Actually, Westworld is just a preview of what would happen if micosopht provided robot control programs. 

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