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Favorite SciFi Robot
« on: May 26, 2005, 03:10:15 am »

ED-209. I want one for my birthday. Grin

http://robocoparchive.com/char/ed.htm
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 03:24:05 am »

Does Optimus Prime counts?

I also like Mervin.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 03:30:57 am »

The robot from 'Return to the forbidden planet.'
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 06:32:38 am »

I'd have to go for Fido(?) from Judge Dredd if I only could pick one. It was based on a ABC warrior design by Bisley I think.

Here's a Link.

Would be cool is other people provided links aswell, esp. if the robot is less well known,

Edit: I also love Kevin Walkers version of it found here.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2005, 06:47:49 am »

Alrighty:

http://robocoparchive.com/char/ed.htm
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2005, 09:56:12 am »

Not my favorite, but in terms of raw power, my robot can beat your robot.  Tongue

The Shrike from Dan Simmons' Hyperion/Endymion books:

http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/shenessee/simmweb/Rise.html

From http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/H/Hy/Hyperion_Cantos.htm :
The Shrike ... is known for impaling people on a massive tree made of metal, whose branches are massive thorns.
He is the object of a cult, the Shrike church, and guards the Tombs of Time. The church sends prime-number pilgrims to the Time Tombs; all but one are killed and the remaining pilgrim gets his request granted. The Shrike is capable of manipulating time. This, along with his martial art skills backed up with four arms and a spiked armoured body, makes him an unbeatable opponent. The Shrike is capable single-handedly slaughtering entire battle corps. Time manipulation making firearms both unnecessary and worthless, the Shrike fights only hand-to-hand.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2005, 11:27:43 am »

"my robot can beat your robot."

Not if I use my favorite scifi gadget on him, first.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2005, 01:24:13 pm »

Woah, where did all these "favorite sci fi _____" threads come from? Crazy!

I can't decide on one... guess my top five are Robby the Robot from forbidden planet, the old R2D2 (none of this kung fu action flamethrower nonsense from the new movies), Marvin from the hitchhiker's guide, Data from Star Trek, and "Ro-man" from Robot Monster. (Which, FYI, was a guy in a gorilla suit who wore a diving helmet, spouting off classic lines such as "Hu-man cannot stop Ro-man!").

An honorable mention goes to TOBOR the great for his totally original name.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2005, 05:37:43 pm »

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Woah, where did all these "favorite sci fi _____" threads come from? Crazy!


DS seems to be quite a Sci-Fi fan...

For robots, I'm tied between the Shrike and Robby, different as they may be.

Of course, another classic is Knights Automated Rolling Robot, a truly ruthless fellow.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2005, 09:33:21 pm »

"DS seems to be quite a Sci-Fi fan..."

I started the trend with the movie thread, and that was all I had planned. Then, people started posting offshoots, so I went nuclear and am now firing off a salvo of every "favorite SciFi" topic possible. It also drowns out the babblings of the reincarnated troll.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005, 10:02:58 pm »

So it's for a good cause as well! Celebrations!

I also enjoyed reading about the escapades of Erasmus as he tries to understand what humanity is all about.

And one must certainly not forget good old R Daneel Olivaw. R stands for robot indeed.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 11:40:07 pm »

You beat me to it! If not R. Daneel, then perhaps his mentor, R. Giskard Reventlov.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2005, 01:51:28 am »

Marvin (by Adams)
or R Daneel Olivaw (by Asimov)
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 03:13:44 am »

I found a random page that list some robots.

I couldn't resist mentioning some more like the Terminator (T800), Dalek, Maria (Metropolis), Robby... and from Robocop I think  Cain should get a mention besides  ED209.

The droids from Paradroid (C64 and Amiga) are really charmy too, lets not forget those.

From StarWars I like IG88  (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (lego),  Droideka, Pit Droid. Jabba palace Spider guard (BT-16), Dwarf Spider Droid, R1-G4
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Re: Favorite SciFi Robot
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 03:28:36 am »

Krogoth (from Total Annihilation).
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