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Elizabeth M
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Re: Mostly menacing bots
Elizabeth M   8/12/2014 10:15:26 AM
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Haha, Zippy, I dare to say, NO! Some Bond women were brunettes, especially in the later series. I'm thinking of Halle Berry and Eva Green. Barbara Bach also was a hot brunette Bond girl during the Roger Moore era. But I suppose I digress! We were talking about fembots here. ;)

Zippy
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Zippy   8/12/2014 9:14:09 AM
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Elizabeth, you make a good point about inclusiveness for brunette fembots, but really in a James Bond spoof, don't ALL the females need to be blonde, buxom members of the Swedish Bikini Team?   :)

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Corona Rich   8/12/2014 9:04:29 AM
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Of course this film, and many other of Robin William's works, came up during our family conversation last night.  So sad.

Didn't do well at the box office but I think everyone expected it to be a laff-riot robot movie and were stunned to find out it wasn't. 

In general, I thought it was a very intelligent movie that raised good questions about the deep future of robots in our society.

Yes, Iron Giant...another great film!

Great list!  I don't recognize many of those robots, though.  I guess I didn't see many movies during the 90's!  There was not too much time in between soccer games, science fairs, history days, and Scout campouts!

ramjet@metrocast.net
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Re: Mostly menacing bots
ramjet@metrocast.net   8/12/2014 8:48:45 AM
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Elizabeth;

You make a valid point. Most of the robots in this group were made to kill.

This one that pops out as not being a killer is B-9, but the movie did have killer robots in the backdrop.

Fortunately the next group will feature a number of robots from Pixar so they should be much more friendly.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: Mostly menacing bots
Daniyal_Ali   8/12/2014 6:30:16 AM
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Thinking of a bit more polite robots, I think Weebo from Flubber should have been in the list. It would have made the list more polite and cuter. It was not a complete robot but the idea was quite nice. I don't know about you but i really liked Weebo.

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Re: Robin Williams
Daniyal_Ali   8/12/2014 6:19:07 AM
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I completely agree Charles; it's really sad news for all of us and a great loss to the industry. The coincidence is quite shocking yet it kind of gives a tribute to the legend.

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Cabe Atwell   8/12/2014 12:26:23 AM
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ABC Warriors is a cool comic book. The bots are designed to be immune to "Atomic," "Bacterial," and "Chemical" warefare. They crave war. See the comics. 

Cool bots int he 90s... thought most were there to subjugate or kill you. 

C

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Robin Williams
Charles Murray   8/11/2014 8:58:35 PM
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We know that the inclusion of Robin Williams on the front page was coincidental, since this article appeared 12 hours before the news about him was released. How sad. I enjoyed his work. He will be missed.

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naperlou   8/11/2014 11:35:14 AM
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Rob, from the selection of robots you are showing, I would guess that people saw them in a rather unfavorbale light.  The War Beast from Death Machine looks like some sort of raptor dinosaur.

Elizabeth, doesn't it take a blonde to be really evil?

Elizabeth M
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Mostly menacing bots
Elizabeth M   8/11/2014 7:28:17 AM
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It's funny how most of the bots portrayed in films during this time are mainly menacing, with a few exceptions. Then of course there are the Fembots! I forgot about them, but how could I? They provided a lot of humor in the Austin Powers series...as a brunette, I think it would have been nice if these devastatingly attractive female robots weren't just blondes!

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