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Title: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 05:14:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4YJ3BTKMILw
Robots.  Once existing only in the realm of science fiction, now they are science fact!  Building our cars.  Vacuuming our floors.  Taking long strolls on the beach.

https://www.youtube.com/v/P0s7aRUIoTw
Yep robots are here to stay.  It's hard not to love a robot.  Especially when they are programmed for love (no, no one voted for the Cherry 2000).  Humans tend to want to project themselves onto things that aren't human.  Here, you guys got to have your say on your favourite robots!  There are a few cyborgs on here, to be sure.  There's also an entry that I feel totally isn't a robot, but we'll get to that later.  Despite this, please be respectful of other people, even if you don't think an entry "counts".  There's room for debate, but just be courteous.

It's going to be about three entries a day for most of these, with certain exceptions.  I want to thank everyone for participating and hope you guys are happy with the results.

https://www.youtube.com/v/-wop47G2qeY
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 07:11:16 AM
#50a
Bit

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/H7gxsGAsugA/maxresdefault.jpg)

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 RVR II

Program Assist programs

Bit is a binary digit associated with a program that appears in the film Tron.  Though there are various bits in the world of Tron, one appears as a key character in the film.  After Bit's program, CLU, is captured, it meets up with Kevin Flynn, the computer programmer who created CLU.  Due to the fact that CLU and Flynn are nearly identical, Bit assisted Flynn in his adventure through cyberspace.  Bits have shown up in the Tron franchise since then, though usually in much smaller roles.

Though bits can understand complex language, they can only speak in "Yes" and "No" due to their binary nature.  In addition, they speak monotonally and seem, by nature, to be very simple though they can express emotion, usually by repeating answers over and over.  Bits are associated with programs, seeming to act as assistants to them, providing advice and assistance.  They appear as floating polyhedral shapes, constantly shifting in form and stellating into different shapes when speaking.

Trivia There is a product on Sony's PlayStation Home (PS3) allowing players to own a Bit inside of their game home. It doesn't communicate, but does perform the animations at random times.

https://www.youtube.com/v/_fGujzulsas
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on April 30, 2018, 08:18:28 AM
HA! I wasn't sure if Bit would qualify but YES! :highfive:
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on April 30, 2018, 10:17:32 AM
I always thought Bit was more of a program than a robot. That's just me though.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 30, 2018, 10:20:27 AM
I always thought Bit was more of a program than a robot. That's just me though.
Yeah, me too. Not that Bit would have been on my list, but it's why I didn't include anything from TRON.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 10:37:41 AM
#50b
Emerald Weapon

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/f/f4/Emerald_weapon_ffvii.png/revision/latest?cb=20100512214240)

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Retro Muppet Pastor

Program To hang around in the ocean and mess people up

Emerald Weapon is one of the two superbosses in the video game Final Fantasy VII, along with Ruby Weapon.  The game's most powerful enemy, even more than the game's final boss, Emerald Weapon is ridiculously durable and has several powerful attacks, including the Aire Tam Storm, which damages people based on how many materia (objects used to give increased properties to weapons and armor) they are weilding at the time.  In addition, the fight takes place underwater, meaning they have 20 minutes to complete the battle unless they have the Underwater Materia.

The origins of the Emerald Weapon remain unknown, but after the villain Sephiroth summoned a magical meteor, the Weapon (along with it's five counterparts) was awakened and began to hang around in the ocean.  Though this enemy isn't needed to be beated to complete the game, doing so will give players considerable rewards.  It can only be reached with the assistance of a submarine.

Trivia Aire Tam is materia spelled backwards.  Or is it goblin?

https://www.youtube.com/v/MYnZbG-MXLw
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on April 30, 2018, 10:52:05 AM
Okay, that's cool, but mostly I always just thought Emerald Weapon was a HUGE PITA. The only thing worse? Ruby Weapon of course.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on April 30, 2018, 03:21:41 PM
Okay, that's cool, but mostly I always just thought Emerald Weapon was a HUGE PITA. The only thing worse? Ruby Weapon of course.

Emerald WEAPON was a pretty fun fight.  There are a lot of different ways to beat it.  The big thing is figuring out how to deal with Aire Tam Storm, which deals 1,111 damage per piece of materia equipped.  Which means that if any character has 9 or more materia, it's instant death.  So you could either reduce materia (making you a little weaker) or figure out a way to recover.  I would usually pair Final materia (support materia -- attached spell is cast just before you die) with Phoenix (revives all members).

Emerald Weapon is also unusual for a post-game boss because it appears in the middle of the game.  I did not at first realize that it was optional.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 30, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
I have the perfect soundtrack for this list on vinyl, but it has a bad scratch on one little spot that ruins one track.  I played the crap out of it when I was a kid.

The darn thing is not available anywhere now other than used vinyl.

The entire album is on youtube:

MOOG: The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/v/BIutWZqoK-4

I'd say the best track is at 15:03.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on April 30, 2018, 04:24:42 PM
Okay, that's cool, but mostly I always just thought Emerald Weapon was a HUGE PITA. The only thing worse? Ruby Weapon of course.

Emerald WEAPON was a pretty fun fight.  There are a lot of different ways to beat it.  The big thing is figuring out how to deal with Aire Tam Storm, which deals 1,111 damage per piece of materia equipped.  Which means that if any character has 9 or more materia, it's instant death.  So you could either reduce materia (making you a little weaker) or figure out a way to recover.  I would usually pair Final materia (support materia -- attached spell is cast just before you die) with Phoenix (revives all members).

Emerald Weapon is also unusual for a post-game boss because it appears in the middle of the game.  I did not at first realize that it was optional.
I would most often just try and face him with Cloud having Omnislash. KoTRT takes well over a minute so that's just completely impractical. plus, I didn't really think of him for my list because he's just completely without personality and only would fall on my list as a machine of total death and destruction but apart from that he doesn't really exude a lot of character.

I think the best song for this list would of course be Domo Arigato Mister Roboto by Styx.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on April 30, 2018, 05:21:25 PM
I didn't really think of him for my list because he's just completely without personality and only would fall on my list as a machine of total death and destruction but apart from that he doesn't really exude a lot of character.

....but that's the best kind of robot....  :(
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 05:35:32 PM
#50c
Gundam

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/images/7/7a/RX-78-2_Gundam.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110905032054)

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Psycho Goatee

Program Fight in space wars

RX-78-2 Gundam, also known as The Gundam, is a pilotable robot that appeared in the TV series Mobile Suit Gundam.  In the future, Earth has created multiple space colonies and a war broke out between the Earth Federation and the colony nation known as the Principality of Zeon, who decided the only way to gain independence was through war.  Zeon gained an advantage with giant weapons called "Mobile Suits" and the Earth eventually created their own known as the Gundam.

The Gundam and it's pilot, Amuro Ray, soon began to be feared by the Zeon army, giving them the nickname "The White Devil".  It achieved many military victories until the last battle ended with it's destruction as it's price for victory.  However, over the years and other conflicts that followed, the Gundam was continually upgraded and recreated.

Trivia The strange name has some unusual etymology.  Gun is... well, guns.  The creators decided, after considering many names with gun in it, is that the "dam" part would be related to the fact that it had enough firepower to hold off countless enemies "like a hydroelectric dam".  Odd choice, but whatevs.

https://www.youtube.com/v/LGDTdcgIIP8
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 06:13:47 PM
#50d
Josef

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/machinarium/images/f/f2/Josef_info_1.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/220?cb=20141224144510)

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Pak-Man

Program Helping the Mayor

Josef is the lead character in the puzzle/adventure game Machinarium.  Josef is a small friendly robot living in an old decaying city full of strange and unusual robots. He had a girlfriend named Berta that he used to spend many hours with. They would play paintball, go swimming, share birthdays or just sit together. Josef and Berta used to help the Mayor of Machinarium in the Castle tower. It was on such an occasion that the leader of a group of gangsters called the Black Cap Brotherhood ruined Josef’s happy life. The Black Cap Leader entered the Castle and disabled the mayor but the mayor was just quick enough to press the emergency button to call the security guards. The Flying Security Robot arrived and the Black Cap Leader tried to make his escape but the Flying Security Robot attempted to capture the Black Cap Leader. In a cruel twist of fate the Flying Security Robot captured Josef instead and took him off to the Junkyard. The Castle Guard then arrived in his helicopter which was the cue for the Black Cap Leader to make a hasty retreat; on the way out he picked up Berta and made off with her. He enslaved Berta in the Kitchen of the Black Cap Brotherhood’s hideout, to cook for them. Josef must now find a way back into the city, rescue Berta, save the Mayor of Machinarium and defeat the Black Cap Brotherhood.

I actually wrote an entry myself, then accidentally typed over it.  So... thanks game wiki.

Trivia Josef is named after Josef Capek, the man who originated the word "robot".

https://www.youtube.com/v/uwZBdWRSBRs
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on April 30, 2018, 06:43:40 PM
I might have voted for one of the numerous Gundams... but they're all just basically the same to me, just like Voltron-- piloted by puny humans. When I put robots on my list, I made sure that most(if not ALL) my choices had achieved sentience.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 08:21:24 PM
#50e
Sonny

(http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/10400000/I-Robot-Sonny-i-robot-10424752-1024-768.jpg)

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Charles Castle

Program Save humanity

Sonny is a robot who appears in the film "I, Robot".  He is an NS-5 robot, part of a group designed to serve humanity, that had been modified by robotics expert Alfred Lanning.  Lanning was convinced that the three laws of robotics, which would be used to keep people safe, would actually lead to robots revolting against humanity.

Lanning is later murdered and Sonny is suspected of being the killer.  Sonny is, in fact, capable of it, due to the fact that the modifications made to him make him capable of overcoming the three laws of robotics.  Eventually, Sonny must team up with technophobic Detective Spooner and robotics expert Dr. Susan Calvin to avert a robot uprising.

Trivia Wil Wheaton and Emilio Estevez auditioned for the part of Sonny the suspect robot.

https://www.youtube.com/v/rL6RRIOZyCM
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2018, 08:42:06 PM
That's it for today!  Only two tomorrow and then four on Wednesday.  Then it should be a schedule of about three a day and four on the last, if I do things right.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2018, 07:50:31 AM
#49
RoboCop

(http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Robocop-movie-Peter-Weller-Cyborg.jpg)

23 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #5 Dark Geek

Program Serve and Protect

Robocop is a cyborg and the protagonist of the movie series "Robocop" and various spin-offs.  Alex Murphy was a police officer in Detroit, which has a police force overwhelmed by crime.  Alex was killed in the line of duty but was resurrected as a cyborg with no memory of his past life.  He was reborn as Robocop, a police officer created by Omni Consumer Products in an attempt to stretch their monopoly into the police force.

Robocop eventually regained his memories and went after the man who killed him, only to learn of a conspiracy within OCP.  His discovery lead to Robocop being turned against the police but eventually won the day and appeared in stuff that, let's face it, was never as good as the first Robocop movie.  Which is great.

Trivia When in full RoboCop costume, Peter Weller would remain in character between takes, only responding to director Paul Verhoeven's instructions when properly addressed as "Robo". Verhoeven found this too funny to take seriously and dropped this after a couple of weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z931XZ2wfpE
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2018, 11:44:24 AM
#48
Omega Weapon

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/d/d2/Omega_%28FFXI%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20120221162943)

24 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Retro Muppet Pastor

Program Wreck stuff up.

Omega Weapon is a robot weapon that appears in a number of Final Fantasy games.  Originally appearing in Final Fantasy V, Omega has a round body and spider-like legs.  In each game, Omega Weapon is powerful, often able to cast spells as well as a number of technological attacks, including "Wave Cannon", it's signature move.

It appears in Final Fantasy XI, along with two variant versions; Proto-Omega and the Pantokrator.  Most recently, Omega appears in Final Fantasy XV as a superboss.

Trivia As with other recurring powerful bosses, like Shinryu or Gilgamesh, it is hinted that several of the "Omegas" in the series are the same entity across several games, traveling between worlds via the Interdimensional Rift.

https://www.youtube.com/v/LoKS7cslxqA
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2018, 11:44:53 AM
That's it for today, but I'll make it up to you by having four tomorrow.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 01, 2018, 01:04:47 PM
Do you think it would be ironic if another robot from the Robocop movies ended up in a higher spot on the list than Robocop?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Charles Castle on May 01, 2018, 01:57:00 PM
#50e
Sonny

23 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Charles Castle
Yeah. Woops. I have no clue how I made that mistake. I guess I put Sonny in Hal 9000's spot. Eh.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2018, 02:07:13 PM
This is like when I went back to the top rock bands list I made in 2008 and found Frank Zappa really high up on my list.  I don't even know a Frank Zappa song.  How did that happen?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 01, 2018, 02:10:44 PM
I didn't realize Omega Weapon was part of other Final Fantasy games.  I just knew him from the epic Chains of Promathia fight in Final Fantasy 11.  Fighting that thing, with my friends, at level 60 cap, back in 2006, is one of my best memories.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 01, 2018, 02:12:21 PM
I considered Robocop, but in the 3rd movie someone refers to him as a cyborg, so I kind of thought he didn't count.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Charles Castle on May 01, 2018, 04:10:22 PM
This is like when I went back to the top rock bands list I made in 2008 and found Frank Zappa really high up on my list.  I don't even know a Frank Zappa song.  How did that happen?
Well, I know that movie and seriously dislike it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 01, 2018, 05:31:49 PM
Robo countdown, I am on board! Digging the entries so far. Nice to see more niche stuff like a Final Fantasy boss make the cut, lot of cool designs and creativity there. And FF7 is one of my favs for sure.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 01, 2018, 06:33:44 PM
I considered Robocop, but in the 3rd movie someone refers to him as a cyborg, so I kind of thought he didn't count.
He is a cyborg. But in the movie they say they only saved his head and one arm (which the businessman says not to keep), so he's barely got any organic parts left. He's mostly robotic.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 04:29:06 AM
#47a
The Borg

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/aliens/images/7/76/Borg.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100609165904)

25 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 RVR II

Program Assimilate

The Borg are an alien race of cyborgs in the Star Trek franchise.  Originating somewhere deep in space, the Borg's prime directive is to find other forms of life and turn them into Borg as well.  Initially, the crew of the Enterprise encountered them and was only saved by the divine intervention of the god-like alien Q.  The Borg eventually found their way into Federation space, tearing through their enemies before the Enterprise crew was able to stop them.  Despite this victory the Borg remain feared and one of the few alien races that even many members of the Enterprise crew doubt that can be dealt with in any way other than battle.

The Borg's strength comes from their have mind and their ability to adapt to seemingly any threat or weapon.  Though they are made of individual units, they function as a single entity, though there have been rare cases of Borg regaining a sense of self and even a small number becoming rehabilitated.  During the attack on Federation space, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was assimilated, becoming Locutus of Borg, and though he was returned to normal, the trauma has made it difficult for him to see them anything as an enemy that must be destroyed, despite his reputation as a patient, compassionate and wise diplomat.

Trivia Writer Maurice Hurley was the first one to come up with the idea of the Borg, but he didn’t picture them as the humanoid cyborgs they would become. Instead, his idea was to have them be an insectoid race.

https://www.youtube.com/v/gKBTDKNoMqI
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on May 02, 2018, 06:05:35 AM
man the Borg only came in at 47 ???
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 02, 2018, 08:46:15 AM
man the Borg only came in at 47 ???

I'm shocked too. Admittedly for me I've not watched much of TNG and wasn't quite sure what the Borg even are.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 10:51:16 AM
The BØrg are a kind of Ikea desk set, I think.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 11:01:50 AM
#47b
The Strong Bad Grape-Nuts Robot

(http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/a/ac/gn_robot.png/220px-gn_robot.png)

25 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Retro Muppet Pastor

Program Sassin'

The Strong Bad Grape Nuts Robot is a robot that appears in the comedy website Homestarrunner.com.

Grape-Nuts is a breakfast cereal developed in 1897 by C. W. Post, a former patient and later competitor of the 19th-century breakfast food innovator, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Despite the name, the cereal contains neither grapes nor nuts; it is made with wheat and barley. Post believed that glucose (which he called "grape sugar") formed in the baking process. This, combined with the nutty flavor of the cereal, is said to have inspired its name. Another explanation originates from employees at Post, who claim that the cereal got its name due to a resemblance to grape seeds, or grape "nuts." The cereal originally prepared by C. W. Post when developing the product was a batter that came from the oven as a rigid sheet. He then broke the sheet into pieces and ran them through a coffee grinder to produce the "nut" sized kernels.

Then Bubs made a robot out of the Grape-Nuts box.

Trivia On the side of his box...

This is a very healthy
choice for your breakfast
needs. Try it once or
more, for best results.

Ingredients: cereal, milk,
cold cereal, 2% milk,
more ceral, more milk,
grape nuts, nuggets,
nuggets, nuggets,
assorted premium
ingrediants

https://www.youtube.com/v/-HySwk9G1Dg
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 02, 2018, 01:26:21 PM

Then Bubs made a robot out of the Grape-Nuts box.
AND a Speak 'N Spell!
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 01:54:18 PM
"You're adopted!"
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 01:55:33 PM
#47c
Cutie Honey

(http://cdn.putlockers.fm/h37SDJV.jpg)

25 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Psycho Goatee

Program Warrior of Love

Cutie Honey is the android protagonist of the manga series Cutie Honey and it's many animated adaptations.  By day, Honey Kisaragi seems like an average catholic school girl but when evil strikes, she transforms into the evil fighting Cutie Honey.  Her father was a scientist and after he was murdered by the evil organization Panther Claw, she learned she was an android with the power to create matter from the surrounding air.  She uses her power to change costumes frequently, often appearing in costumes to act as disguises, which, in some cases, give her extra abilities.

Honey is at constant war with Panther Claw, made up of mutants and super-humans controlled by the ancient entity Panther Zora.  In most incarnations of the character, Honey has sidekicks in the form of the journalist Naojiro and is little brother Junpei.  The character has appeared in a number of manga and anime series, as well as several live action incarnations.

Trivia Nagai's inspiration for the character of Honey comes from classic shows that featured protagonists who took seven different forms, including the Bannai Tarao mysteries and Warrior of Love Rainbowman.

https://www.youtube.com/v/jCX77Je16fk
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: goflyblind on May 02, 2018, 03:21:27 PM
man the Borg only came in at 47 ???

i thought cyborgs weren't allowed, i must've missed that change. :-\
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 02, 2018, 03:26:12 PM
There was kind of a grey area in the official rules.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 02, 2018, 04:34:29 PM
Cutie Honey owns, lots of good versions over the years, I liked that one live-action movie from 2004 too. Go Nagai is a hero.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2018, 04:52:57 PM
#47d
IDAK  Omega 17

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/irwinallen/images/c/c2/Idak_alpha_12_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081010224245)

25 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Stethacantus

Program Crush, Kill, Destroy!

IDAK Omega 17 is a robot that appeared in the Lost in Space episode "Revolt of the Androids."  When a rogue android named Verda was hunted down by a robot named IDAK Alpha 12, she decided to convince him to become more human in order to make him forget his mission.  When Alpha 12's creator found out, he created an even more powerful android IDAK Omega 17.  Omega attempted to destroy Verda until Alpha 12 destroyed him.

Trivia IDAK Alpha 12 and Omega 17 were a parodies of Superman.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 02, 2018, 08:27:02 PM
Guy sounds pretty cool.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: stethacantus on May 02, 2018, 08:50:56 PM
Producer Irwin Allen really cheaped out on the costume. But my list was always based on the performance of each robot/android and not their design. When it comes down to it, the IDAK Omega 17 gave the most memorable performance of any fictional robot/android. In my opinion the best catch phrase ever written for a robot.

https://www.youtube.com/v/HyGxJLCG6qw

Now how couldn't I give it the top slot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: nrcassam on May 03, 2018, 03:15:04 AM
I might have voted for one of the numerous Gundams... but they're all just basically the same to me, just like Voltron-- piloted by puny humans. When I put robots on my list, I made sure that most(if not ALL) my choices had achieved sentience.

nrc assam
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on May 03, 2018, 04:19:14 AM
nrc assam
Nice try  :spammer:
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 04:22:22 AM
Producer Irwin Allen really cheaped out on the costume. But my list was always based on the performance of each robot/android and not their design. When it comes down to it, the IDAK Omega 17 gave the most memorable performance of any fictional robot/android. In my opinion the best catch phrase ever written for a robot.

https://www.youtube.com/v/HyGxJLCG6qw

Now how couldn't I give it the top slot.


I would have used that clip except that's actually Alpha 12!  Totally different robot!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 04:58:16 AM
#46
Clamps

(https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/clamps_futurama.gif)

25 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Retro Muppet Pastor

Program THE CLAMPS!

Francis X. "Clamps" Clampazzo is a robot who recurs in the animated series Futurama.  He is a member of the Robot Mafia, which is exactly what it sounds like.  Clamps works directly under the Mafia leader Donbot, which would be impressive, though it looks as though the Robot Mafia consists of exactly three robots, so maybe it isn't so impressive.

Clamps has clamps for hands, which is weilds with relish against potential victims.  In fact, any time the possibility of using his clamps comes up, he gets very excited.  Clamps is also extremely aggressive and paranoid and often is frustrated by the idiocy of his co-worker, Joey Mousepad.

Trivia Clamps is based partially on Tommy DeVito from GoodFellas.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Km_1NMUHjfA
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Post by: Russoguru on May 03, 2018, 06:53:06 AM
I considered putting the Robot Devil on my list but I don't want the Robot Gods to be angry with me.
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Post by: stethacantus on May 03, 2018, 08:42:27 AM


I would have used that clip except that's actually Alpha 12!  Totally different robot!

I haven't seen Lost in Space color episodes since the late 70s. That was the last time the local station that had the rights to the reruns aired it, and no other local station picked it up. Never got around to watching it on cable even though it was once one of my favorite shows. I didn't remember both IDAK's using the catch phrase "Crush Kill Destroy", but I guess that is the first thing an IDAK says to anyone dumb enough to activate it. Also, for some reason I remembered the Alpha being gold and Omega being silver so you could tell them apart when they finally battled each other. But basically the android in the clip is no different than the Omega, other than it doesn't become friendly two minutes after meeting Dr Smith. I recall the Omega beating the Robot unconscious, and attacking the Jupiter 2. I think IDAK was short for Injur  Destroy and Kill.


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Post by: Darth Geek on May 03, 2018, 09:29:34 AM
Clamps works directly under the Mafia leader Donbot, which would be impressive, though it looks as though the Robot Mafia consists of exactly three robots, so maybe it isn't so impressive.
They're robots, so they are much more efficient.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 10:03:07 AM
Clamps works directly under the Mafia leader Donbot, which would be impressive, though it looks as though the Robot Mafia consists of exactly three robots, so maybe it isn't so impressive.
They're robots, so they are much more efficient.

I've seen them in action.  I have my doubts.
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Post by: RVR II on May 03, 2018, 10:09:08 AM
HA! What a quinkidink :o
Critics Pick Their Favorite TV Robots of All Time — IndieWire Survey
http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/tv-show-robot-westworld-americans-critics-survey-1201959244/
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 10:37:54 AM
Quote from: RVR II
POLITICAL THING ABOuT PHONES!
Quote from: MartyS
Wrong thread!
Maybe... unless the phones look like this.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kinnikuman/images/4/4f/Teltelboy.gif/revision/latest?cb=20080409211323)
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Post by: RVR II on May 03, 2018, 10:41:26 AM
wrong thread
Oops my bad
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Post by: linszoid on May 03, 2018, 02:18:55 PM
Clamps works directly under the Mafia leader Donbot, which would be impressive, though it looks as though the Robot Mafia consists of exactly three robots, so maybe it isn't so impressive.
They're robots, so they are much more efficient.

I've seen them in action.  I have my doubts.

You're champin' for a clampin'!!
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Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 03, 2018, 03:29:57 PM
THE CLAMPS!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 07:20:52 PM
#45
Max

(http://www.mondesetranges.fr/IMG/jpg/Vol_du_Navigator_3.jpg)

27 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #12 Linszoid

Program Pilot

Trimaxion Drone Ship, or Max, is a sentient spaceship that appears in the movie "The Flight of the Navigator".  Max is from the planet Phaelon, and his mission is to find animal specimens, take them to Phaelon for study, and then return them safely home.  During one mission, Max takes a young boy named David.  However, when he is returned, 8 years have passed due to the time dilation of space travel (from David's perspective, it was only a few hours).

Not long after, Max reunites with David, who reveals he filled Max's head with star charts.  Unfortunately, Max recently crashed and has lost all that information, meaning he needs David to act as navigator.  Max would go on to gain a very human personality after having psychic contact while transferring David's star chart data back to himself.

Trivia It was Paul Reuben's idea to make the identity of the actor providing the voice of Max a mystery and he was credited as "Paul Mall".

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z7YU59jIacw
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Post by: linszoid on May 03, 2018, 08:00:24 PM
Flight of the Navigator is definitely the best childrens sci fi movie of the 80s. It's amazing that Disney was able to produce such a movie which was different from their usual schlock. I'm happy that someone else also put Max on their list.
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Post by: CJones on May 03, 2018, 08:25:05 PM
Flight of the Navigator is definitely the best childrens sci fi movie of the 80s. It's amazing that Disney was able to produce such a movie which was different from their usual schlock. I'm happy that someone else also put Max on their list.

The Last Starfighter would like to have a word with you.  ;)  But yeah, I was a big fan of Flight of the Navigator as a kid. If I had gotten around to submitting a list, I hope I would have remembered Max.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 08:31:20 PM
#44
H.E.L.P.eR.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/venturebrothers/images/a/a0/Vlcsnap-2013-05-03-17h07m53s124.png/revision/latest?cb=20130503071316)

27 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Pak-Man

Program Helping.  In theory.

H.E.L.P.eR. is a robot who appears in the animated series "The Venture Brothers".  H.E.L.P.eR. stands for Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot (with the extra 'e' for aesthetic purposes).  He was created by the brilliant adventuring scientist Dr. Jonas Venture to act as a nanny for his son, Rusty.  Rusty grew up into a scientist in his own right, albeit one with countless insecurities and neurosis from living in the shadow of his father.  H.E.L.P.eR. would go on to act as the nanny of Rusty's sons Hank and Dean.

While Rusty treats H.E.L.P.eR. rather poorly, he went onto discover that H.E.L.P.eR. has actually developed human emotions.  He is treated well by Hank and Dean, as if he were a member of the family.  Possibly due to his age, H.E.L.P.eR. is often very clumsy and easily confused.  He speaks in a series of synthwave sounds that the Venture clan seem to be able to understand (most notably the family's bodyguard, Brock Samson, who is the only one who seems to have extended conversations with him).

Trivia H.E.L.P.eR. is voiced by Soul-Bot, which is co-creator Christopher McCulloch (AKA Jackson Publick) with his voice put through audio filters.  Soul-Bot is actually given a backstory where he lives on Astro-Base Go!, was created by children and is powered by absorbing love.

https://www.youtube.com/v/-ynT5HpEfQ0
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2018, 08:32:55 PM
That's it for tonight!  Three more tomorrow!

https://www.youtube.com/v/FMr_BJ-paqU
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 03, 2018, 08:35:26 PM
I dig the Aquabats! I learned of them thanks to Mega64.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 04, 2018, 07:33:35 AM
Trivia It was Paul Reuben's idea to make the identity of the actor providing the voice of Max a mystery and he was credited as "Paul Mall".

Yeah, he left some subtle clues in his performance, though.

I totally spaced (Ha HA!) on Max. When I'm thinking of robots, I don't often think of sentient spaceships. He totally counts, he just didn't come up in my mind when I was filtering through awesome robots. Love Flight of the Navigator to death.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2018, 10:22:32 AM
#43
Roberto

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/es.futurama/images/9/9b/Roberto.png/revision/latest?cb=20130123221057)

28 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #9 Stethacantus

Program Be crazy

Roberto is a crazy criminal robot who frequently appears in Futurama.  He was originally built to be insane, but according to Roberto, they failed.  Of course, Roberto is clearly insane, so they succeeded.  Just don't tell Roberto that.  Roberto has threatened the Planet Express crew multiple times and has died twice, once from execution and later from eating Hermes skin, which is spicy from eating spicy food.  Which seems like kind of an unwoke joke. Anyway, Roberto was somehow rebuilt for reasons unknown.

Roberto is extremely paranoid and dangerous, often weilding a knife to threaten his victims.  He is often sent to a robot insane asylum and also escapes quite often.  He gets along pretty well with Bender, as they are both criminals who seem to love committing crimes.

Trivia Roberto was built in 3001, meaning he was around under one year old in his first appearance.

https://www.youtube.com/v/hg1fyWkJ_E8
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: ColeStratton on May 04, 2018, 01:38:46 PM
Flight of the Navigator is definitely the best childrens sci fi movie of the 80s. It's amazing that Disney was able to produce such a movie which was different from their usual schlock. I'm happy that someone else also put Max on their list.

'Twas me. I love FOTN so much. That, and Girls Just Want To Have Fun, fostered my Sarah Jessica Parker crush as a boy.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2018, 04:25:39 PM
#42
Roy Batty

(http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/mdmuell2/clips/roy-battys-death/thumbnailImage)

31 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #13 Charles Castle

Program Off world worker

Roy Batty is a replicant worker turned renegade in the film Blade Runner.  Replicants are bioengineered artificial humans designed to be workers.  Replicants are strong and powerful but have severely shortened life spans. Batty, wanting to extend his lifespan arrives on Earth with a crew of Replicants in the hopes of finding a way of doing so directly from the Tyrell Corporation, the company that created them.  This puts him into conflict with Rick Deckard, who is a "blade runner", a hunter of renegade replicants.

Batty is strong, intelligent, dangerous and unafraid to kill.  But despite is capability for brutality, he is motivated by his desire to keep living and cares about his companions.  He even is capable of showing mercy to Deckard, despite having every reason to want him dead.  Though that also might have something to do with his last act of defience before nearly dying.

Trivia Rutger Hauer came up with many inventive ideas for his characterization, like the moment where he grabs and fondles a dove. He also improvised the now-iconic line "All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain". He later chose "All those moments" as the title of his autobiography.

Spoilers for Blade Runner...
https://www.youtube.com/v/nIDlTGd7Y9U
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 04, 2018, 05:37:11 PM
That guy is classy as hell, and I goofed by not including him. I did think of Pris for a moment when making my list though, who inspired the name Priss in the 80s cyberpunk anime Bubblegum Crisis as well folks. And I enjoyed the 1998 reboot of Bubblegum Crisis as well.

But anyhoo Blade Runner is great! I did not think the new one lived up to it, felt like it had too much modern blockbuster in it's DNA oddly enough, though the first half had some of those intimate moments and noir vibe I like.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2018, 05:42:04 PM

#41
Jet Jaguar

(http://i.imgur.com/BxvgLEQ.jpg)

31 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #14 Linszoid

Program Monster fighting

Jet Jaguar is a size-changing robot who appears in the film "Godzilla Vs. Megalon".  Jet was built by Goro Ibuki for... reasons.  I mean, why not, right?  He looks cool.  Anyway, Jet is stolen by the people from the city of Seatopia who were looking to use Jet to lead the giant monster Megalon to Tokyo.  Goro regained control of the robot and soon Jet and Godzilla end up teaming against Megalon and his tag partner Gigan.

Originally, Jet was going to appear in his own film in an attempt to hop on the Ultraman bandwagon, but fearing that he wasn't a big enough name to carry his own film, Godzilla was added to his film and given top billing.  Though Jet appears in only one Godzilla film, he has appeared in a number of video games, as well as the TV series Godzilla Island, whih was a show with three minute episodes with character portrayed by action figures.

Trivia Jet was created by a fan for a contest and was submitted under the name "Red Alone"

https://www.youtube.com/v/-8GUDjP1pWM
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 04, 2018, 05:46:42 PM
Jet Jaguar is great! I love the Godzilla series, but the MST3k ep definitely helps that particular movie out too. And I liked playing as Jet Jaguar in those xbox/gamecube fighting games Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and whatnot.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2018, 05:53:19 PM
That's it for tonight.  See you on Monday with more!
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Post by: Russoguru on May 05, 2018, 02:18:00 PM
Jet Jaguar? really? I half expect him to axe the door I'm hiding behind just so he can do his Ed Mcmahon impression.
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Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 06, 2018, 06:35:51 AM
That's it for tonight.  See you on Monday with more!

Monday??   :grr:  What, does the List of Crap not work on the Sabbath?

Just busting your balls.  Hey, I can host the next list, whatever the topic may be.  Just gonna put that out there right now if you wanna take a break.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2018, 06:44:29 AM
Usually we don't do things that way.  But if I am the next host, I probably be happy to do a "co-host" and you can do the lion's share if it is a topic that interests you.  Like, I'll even do the math for you if that's the part that's boring for you.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2018, 05:40:43 AM
#40
The Daleks

(http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/wp-images/daleks/dalek-skaro-magicians.jpg)

33 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #9 RVR II

Program Extermination

The Daleks are an alien race of mutants that appear in the TV series Doctor Who.  Originally, they were the Kaled race of peoples who were warring for thousands of years with the aliens known as the Thal on the planet Skaro.  Davros, a brilliant scientist, came up with an idea to mutate his people into a new life form in order to conquer the world and finally end the war.  He transformed them into Daleks: small slimy creatures capable of surviving in small tanks.  The war did end but the Daleks were trapped for many years in their base and the planet Skaro became extremely radioactive.

Eventually, the Daleks were free and encountered the Doctor, a time travelling alien and were defeated by him after they attempted once more to kill the Thal.  Later, the Daleks achieved intergalactic travel and with their conviction that they are the only worthy lifeforms, began a campaign of the extermination of all other forms of life, only to be stopped again and again by the Doctor.

Trivia The series was originally devised as an educational program for kids, with co-creator Sydney Newman having no intention of featuring "bug eyed monsters." The first episodes featured cavemen. But when the Daleks were introduced, the attitude of the program was forever changed. Even so, the series continued to alternate between science fiction and purely historical stories for several seasons.

https://www.youtube.com/v/O-9M69-rdE8
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2018, 09:44:12 AM
#39
The Vision

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/5/54/Vision_%28Earth-616%29_from_Avengers_A.I._Vol_1_1_001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130704011517)

35 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #8 Russoguru

Program Helping people

The Vision is a robot superhero in the Marvel Universe.  A robot created by Ultron (though in some retellings, he's a repurposed robot because sometimes comics want to be needlessly complicated) to defeat the Avengers.  However, the Avengers convinced the Vision to turn against his creator and even tries about it like a big stupid baby.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/976/236/609.jpg)

The Vision went onto join the Avengers as one of their most trusted members.  He's been destroyed, rebuilt and most recently started a family, including a daughter Viv Vision, who has become a superhero herself.  The Vision has long struggled with the nature of his humanity but he is undeniably kind-hearted.  He has a multitude of powers including flight, shooting lasers and being able to change his density so he can become super dense and durable or can pass through matter with ease.

Trivia The android Vision was introduced in Avengers by Roy Thomas as an alternative to bringing back a Golden Age hero of the same name, an alien whose real name was Aarkus, as a new addition to the team. However, Thomas's editor, Stan Lee, insisted that the team's new member should be an android instead, for which Thomas created a new character, but with a similar appearance and mysterious nature to his desired choice.

https://www.youtube.com/v/NtVBqsgueRs
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2018, 05:14:19 PM
#38
Robot Santa Claus

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--YI4pZgHj--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/199mevtqm0a78jpg.jpg)

35 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Stethacantus

Program Determining who is naughty and nice, murdering accordingly

Robot Santa is a murderous... Santa who appears in the TV series Futurama.  Robot Santa was initially created to be like the legendary Santa and give out gifts to good boys and to punish naughty ones.  However, Santa's standards were set ridiculously high, meaning next to no one gets put on the nice list.  Even worst, Santa attempts to kill all who are naughty, meaning that Christmas Eve has become an annual bloodbath.

Santa eventually targeted the Planet Express crew, who were able to fight him off.  Years later, they managed to defeat Robot Santa and have the robot Bender replace him and be like how Santa should be.  Unfortunately, after many generations of horror, the world wasn't ready for a "good" Santa and attempted to put the new Santa to death.  Robot Santa eventually freed himself and let Bender off with a grim warning.  Robot Santa is friends with Kwanzaabot and the Hanukkah Zombie.

Trivia Though voiced by John Goodman in his first appearance, he was voiced by John DiMaggio ever since.

https://www.youtube.com/v/nbMq4NCHuhU
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 07, 2018, 05:51:20 PM
There's only one robot from Futurama for me... and unfortunately that's not him either.
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Post by: goflyblind on May 07, 2018, 06:22:30 PM
There's only one robot from Futurama for me... and unfortunately that's not him either.

(https://i.imgur.com/fR7FEPw.gif)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2018, 06:35:04 PM
That's it for tonight.  More tomorrow!

https://www.youtube.com/v/2IPAOxrH7Ro
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Post by: Lunquewill on May 07, 2018, 07:11:36 PM
#40
The Daleks

(http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/wp-images/daleks/dalek-skaro-magicians.jpg)

33 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #9 RVR II

Program Extermination

The Daleks are an alien race of mutants that appear in the TV series Doctor Who.  Originally, they were the Kaled race of peoples who were warring for thousands of years with the aliens known as the Thal on the planet Skaro.  Davros, a brilliant scientist, came up with an idea to mutate his people into a new life form in order to conquer the world and finally end the war.  He transformed them into Daleks: small slimy creatures capable of surviving in small tanks.  The war did end but the Daleks were trapped for many years in their base and the planet Skaro became extremely radioactive.

Eventually, the Daleks were free and encountered the Doctor, a time travelling alien and were defeated by him after they attempted once more to kill the Thal.  Later, the Daleks achieved intergalactic travel and with their conviction that they are the only worthy lifeforms, began a campaign of the extermination of all other forms of life, only to be stopped again and again by the Doctor.

Trivia The series was originally devised as an educational program for kids, with co-creator Sydney Newman having no intention of featuring "bug eyed monsters." The first episodes featured cavemen. But when the Daleks were introduced, the attitude of the program was forever changed. Even so, the series continued to alternate between science fiction and purely historical stories for several seasons.

There was an attempt to create a spin-off series from Doctor Who that featured the Daleks as the main characters. Perhaps the two non-canonical movies were enough, Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2018, 07:46:10 PM
That's actually why the Daleks disappeared from the show for a while, I think.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2018, 09:34:35 AM
#37
Maximillian

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--9onAUJ_8--/c_fill,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_center,h_675,q_80,w_1200/zp4ttcylgv3tq4iiat6y.png)

36 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #5 Russoguru

Program Protect the Cygnus

Maximillian is an evil robot that appears in the movie Black Hole.  He serves Dr. Reinhardt, the main villain of the movie and works to protect his spaceship, the U.S.S. Cygnus from "intruders".  When Captain Holland and his crew end up on the Cygnus, Maximillian immediately distrusts them and when he catches one crew member snooping, he murders them after said member uncovers the dark secret of the Cygnus.

Maximillian is a physically very powerful robot and is distrustful towards outsiders.  He doesn't speak in words but through his imtimidating body language.  Though he works for Reinhardt, he has been known to disobey orders to pursue his own agenda, which usually involves killing.  And he uses blades, lasers and electrical dischargers to do just that.

Trivia Spoilers

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

https://www.youtube.com/v/KZWttTwPl_Y
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2018, 10:53:50 AM
#36
Megatron

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--NC5C5GaG--/c_fit,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/ozzrkzjamvbzdyknu6l8.jpg)

37 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #12 Pak-Man

Program Rule Cybertron

Megatron is an evil robot and the main villain of the Transformers franchise.  On the faraway planet of Cybertron, robots rule the planet and have mastered the ability to transform.  Eventually, the robots fell into two warring factions: the just Autobots and the malevolent Decepticons.  Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons and has the ability to turn into a powerful gun.  Eventually the war leads him to being trapped on Earth, where he realizes that Earth contains energon, a power source for transformers that he wants to control.

Megatron is a ruthless tyrant and thinks nothing of hurting innocents or even his own men if it enhances his agenda.  His right hand men include the extremely loyal Soundwave and the ridiculously treacherous Starscream (who he mostly keeps close to keep an eye on him).  Megatron's archenemy is the noble and brave Optimus Prime.  Eventually, Megatron was upgraded to Galvatron by the super transformer Unicron in exchange for his services.

Trivia At Frank Welker's request, Megatron's lines were always saved for the end of each recording session, since the character's raspy voice put a strain on Welker's throat and affected his ability to perform any of the other roles he had in the series.

https://www.youtube.com/v/P7GeisRaias
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 08, 2018, 11:32:05 AM
Classy guy that Megatron, and my brother is a fan of Maximillian too
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Post by: George-2.0 on May 08, 2018, 12:26:33 PM
If I might be blasphemous... I wasn't big on Futurama, don't like Transformers or that other franchise that will undoubtedly contribute a bunch to the list. So I knew a lot of this LOC would leave me shrugging my shoulders. Still, I helped get the Vision and Jet Jaguar on the 50, so now I can sleep the sleep of the self satisfied.  ;)
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Post by: CJones on May 08, 2018, 05:57:32 PM
#37
Maximillian

Holy shit, I wish I had submitted a list and thought of that. I have vivid memories of Roddy McDowell getting disemboweled by Maximilian. Remember, this is a Disney movie.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 08, 2018, 09:10:00 PM
That was actually Anthony Perkins who was... Killed by Maximilian. Scene always makes me go  :speechless:
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2018, 04:48:06 AM
Got busy yesterday, so we'll have four entries today!

Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2018, 04:48:38 AM
#35
Tik Tok

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Little_Wizard_Stories_of_Oz%2C_1914.jpg/250px-Little_Wizard_Stories_of_Oz%2C_1914.jpg)

41 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Cole Stratton

Program Servant

Tik Tok is a wind-up servant who appeared in various books in the Oz series.  He is a little mechanical man who is powered by winding up the spring by turning the key on his back.  Unfortunately, Tik Tok is unable to wind up his own spring and needs assistance of other people, usually those he calls master, most notably Dorothy.  Though Tik Tok is incredibly loyal, he is also somewhat unreliable due to the fact that he tends to run out of power during crucial moments.

Tik Tok also appears as a central character in Return to Oz, a loose adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, wherein he helps Dorothy and her new friends defeat the Nome King.
Here Tik Tok takes on the role of the entire Oz army and is portayed by Seán Barrett.

Trivia Tik Tok is one of the earliest robots in fiction, predating the word itself by 13 years

https://www.youtube.com/v/-uQTVTH5qdw
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2018, 10:01:13 AM
#34
HK-47

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/3/37/HK-47.png/revision/latest?cb=20130204122718)

42 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #7 Russoguru

Program Hunter-killer assassin.  Servant to humans.  But bitterly.

HK-47 is a droid from the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, taking place a millenia before the original movies.  HK-47 is a hunter-killer assassin created by the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Revan, to kill various targets. Darth Revan, wanting to ensure his peace and galactic stability through brute force would unleash HK-47 on those he perceived as high level threats to his power.  Eventually, Revan was captured by the Jedi Order and HK-47 found himself damaged.  Upon being repaired, he was forced to work with a succession of masters, all of whom were semingly killed by accident before being put into the hands of the main character of the game.

HK-47's personality is that of an extreme misanthrope to the point were he enjoys the thought of killing other lifeforms.  Despite his love of murder, his protocols make him unable to inflict any horror without explicit orders from his masters.  Nonetheless, HK-47 never hides his disdain for all other forms of intelligent life, save for Darth Revan.  HK has also had all of his memories wiped, with the promise that they would be returned if he was ever reunited with Revan.

Trivia HK-47 was voiced by Kristoffer Tabori and was the son of famous director Don Siegel.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Vg1gTas7OAA
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 09, 2018, 10:52:48 AM
JJ Abrams would really score a lot of points from me if HK 47 becomes Kylo Rens new right hand man/assassin Droid in episode 9.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: CJones on May 09, 2018, 11:28:38 AM
JJ Abrams would really score a lot of points from me if HK 47 becomes Kylo Rens new right hand man/assassin Droid in episode 9.

Oh how I wish this would happen.
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Post by: linszoid on May 09, 2018, 12:01:27 PM

Trivia HK-47 was voiced by Kristoffer Tabori and was the son of famous director Don Siegel.


I read this as HK-47 is Don Siegel's son.

And somehow it makes sense.
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 09, 2018, 01:10:22 PM
HK-47 is the tool! Don't make me act a %#$#* fool! - Ice Cube

On Return to Oz, that is one of those unique childhood gems I wonder if would hold up for me today. Maybe I'll find out sometime.
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Post by: CJones on May 09, 2018, 01:36:13 PM
I didn't see Return to Oz until I was well into my 30s. It's pretty good, though I could have done without the whole electro-shock therapy part.

The poor guy in the Tik-Tok suit spent the movie doubled over to fit inside it. My back hurts just thinking about it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2018, 04:28:08 PM
#33
Maschinenmensch

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/metropolisfilm/images/8/81/Maschinenmensch.png/revision/latest?cb=20150703193622)

43 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 George 2.0

Program Kill Frederson.

Maschinenmensch (AKA Parody, Ultima, Machina, Futura, Robotrix, False Maria, Robot Maria, Roboria and Hel) is a robot that appeared in the novel and more famously the film Metropolis.  The Maschinemensch was created by the mad scientist Rotwang in his attempt to take control of the city of Metropolis.  Rotwang gives it the form of Maria, a woman who seeks to bring the working classes and ruling classes together.  Rotwang wants to ruin her reputation for his own ends and uses a fake Maria try to kill Frederson, a man who stands in Rotwang's way.

However, the Maschinemensch would appear to lose control and go on to get men to murder each other.  She would go onto manipulate the working class to cause a catastrophe under the guise of a revolt.  For a long time, the motivation of the Maschinemensch remains something of a mystery.  In a once-missing part of the film, Rotwang explicitly instructs the robot to pervert Fredersen's orders and help bring down his worst enemy, which helps explain her destructive behaviour. Different incomplete restorations of the film made since the original offered different explanations of the robot's behaviour (one, for example, saying that Rotwang has in fact lost control of the robot and it is not under anyone's control), or no explanation at all. The 2010 restoration, complete for all practical purposes, depicts Rotwang deliberately instructing the robot Maria, thus finally clarifying the gynoid Maria's motivation.

Trivia When Rotwang shows Fredersen the robot, it is Brigitte Helm, not a stunt performer, inside the robot costume.

https://www.youtube.com/v/IcReykfvqi4
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2018, 05:18:45 PM
#32
Hedonismbot

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/a/a9/Hedonismbot_2-4-.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130704001943)

43 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #9 Linszoid

Program Pretty self-explanatory.

Hedonismbot is a robot who appears in the TV series Futurama.  Hedonsimbot is, as the name implies, a hedonistic robot who is modeled after a kline and an ancient Greco-Roman hedonist.  He is completely dedicated to finding pleasure in various ways, usually in the sexual or gourmet variety (and most often with both mixed together).  Despite his proclivities, Hedonismbot did once intend to get married but his bachelor party got out of control when his nuclear stripper had a meltdown of which he was the only survivor.

Hedonismbot has a valet named Djambi, whom he has stated he has had robosexual relations with.  He is also constantly seen eating grapes and is made of solid gold.  He has great wealth as well, as seen when he produced Fry's holophoner opera.

Trivia In a season three commentary, Matt Groening points out the importance of the name being Hedonismbot and not Hedonistbot - he is not only hedonist, he is the actual personification of hedonism.

https://www.youtube.com/v/gt4Pfhd02w0
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 09, 2018, 06:00:21 PM
Nice!  Something that was on my list and something I recognize.  I like that Hedonism-bot has a his laying-down hedonism couch built in as part of his body.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 09, 2018, 07:13:14 PM
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/27633268/how-delightfully-absurd.jpg)
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Post by: George-2.0 on May 09, 2018, 09:53:14 PM
Yay Maria!

I find it fascinating that they used the actual actress in the costume and not a stunt performer. (and it was apparently very hot inside that thing)

(https://rayfilar.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/body-modification-ray-filar.jpg?w=470)

BTW - the New Pollutants re-score makes this movie all the better for me (I prefer it over the Richard White piece heard in that sample)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 10:01:11 AM
#31
BMO

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/b10397485da48ea6ecf43bdcd87ebf8d/tenor.gif?itemid=8510435)

44 Points, 2 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Johnny Unusual

Program Having Fun

BMO is a robot/sentient video game system in the animated TV series Adventure Time.  BMO was a robot in the MO line of robots and was the only one designed to have fun.  BMO was created by Moseph "Moe" Mastro Giovanni, a master robot builder, who gave the name BMO as a short hand for "Be More", as was his hope for BMO. At some point, BMO became friends with the adventurers Jake the Dog and Finn the Human and acted as their live in video game system.  BMO is also close friends with NEPTR, a robot Finn created and more or less forgot about.  BMO also has a brother named AMO who is sort of his opposite: as BMO was made to give love, AMO was made to accept it.  But AMO, being unable to give love (and therefore no would want to give him any) went mad.

BMO is extremely childish in personality, due to being built for play, though over the course of BMO's life, he has slowly matured, in his way.  BMO also has no fixed gender, accepting being referred to as a boy and a girl at different times.  BMO also loves to pretend to be alive, a fantasy she plays out with her imaginary friend Football (who is BMO's reflection).  BMO acts as a living computer and video game system, often coming up with new games for his friends, such as "Conversation Parade".  Despite BMO's immaturity, BMO can be fairly sage and is always willing to listen to other people's problems and give advice. 

Trivia The heart, medal and scroll inside BMO may be a reference to the heart-shaped watch, medal of courage and diploma presented to the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow at the end of The Wizard of Oz.

https://www.youtube.com/v/rbFccvKdvOM
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: goflyblind on May 10, 2018, 10:04:15 AM
BMO can be fairly sage and is always willing to listen to other people's problems and give advice.

(https://i.imgur.com/MyxrDai.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 10:09:13 AM
See, good advice.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 10, 2018, 12:47:13 PM
I am taking bets as to whether or not Game Boy from Captain N the game master will make an appearance on this list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 10, 2018, 01:09:20 PM
Well if you'd mentioned him before I started mine, he would have been...
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 10, 2018, 01:13:14 PM
Well, I might have but I only just within the past hour remembered the Captain N cartoon... and only minutes later did I recall there was a Game Boy character on the show.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 10, 2018, 01:18:08 PM
One of many, many robots eligible on this list who were voiced by Frank Welker.

Fun Fact! Welker voiced some of the coolest Transformers AND the lamest of the Go-Bots!
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Post by: CJones on May 10, 2018, 02:21:56 PM
I both remember watching Captain N and have no memory of a Gameboy robot. Best of both worlds I guess?

HK-47 and BMO were both on my short list before I gave up on coming up with a list. Sorry Johnny  :-[
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Post by: goflyblind on May 10, 2018, 02:40:15 PM
captain novolin? the diabetic superhero? ???
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 10, 2018, 02:51:49 PM
I both remember watching Captain N and have no memory of a Gameboy robot. Best of both worlds I guess?

The Gameboy character came in to the series later, and was just a blatant addition to promote the Gameboy.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 03:48:15 PM
#30
Baymax

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/6/6f/Baymax_Disney_INFINITY.png/revision/latest?cb=20140912133822)

44 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #4 Cole Stratton

Program Nursing, Saving the World

Baymax is a robot that appears in Marvel Comics and, more famously, the Disney animated feature film Big Hero 6.  In the film, Baymax is an inflatible robot with a carbon fiber skeleton created by Tadashi Yamada to be a healthcare provider.  He is later re-discovered by boy genius and Tadashi's little brother Hiro.  When Hiro discovers a nefarious plot, he has Baymax fitted with special armor to help him stop the villains plot.  Hiro and Baymax form the superhero team "Big Hero 6" in order to save the day.

Baymax is extremely gentle by the nature of his design and is constantly concerned with the health and welfare of others.  Hiro was able to program him to fight, but when his healthcare program is removed, he is shown to be surprisingly dangerous.  Though initially emotionless, Baymax slowly develops his own personality and a deep caring for Hiro.  Though he can fight, due to his calm, nurturing nature, Baymax tends to perfer non-violent solutions, when possible.

Trivia The inflatable, vinyl, truly huggable design of Baymax is inspired by 'soft robotics' research at Carnegie Mellon University.

https://www.youtube.com/v/FmaJPV1okPo
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 04:59:50 PM
#29
Gort

(http://www.jeffbots.com/gort.jpg)

46 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #4 George 2.0

Program Maintaining order

Gort is a robot from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Gort is a member of a race of robots who act as an interstellar police force.  Extremely powerful, these machines are designed to be deterrents against interplanetary agression.  He accompanies Klaatu, a representative of an interplanetary confederation to Earth on a mission of peace but also to warn against agression.  When Klaatu is accidentally shot by a jumpy soldier, he is seperated from Gort.  Klaatu warns that Gort will begin an attack unless a special message is given to him.

Gort is made from a single piece of flexible metal and is nearly invincible.  Gort follows verbal commands but despite this, he and his race are firmly in control.  Klaatu claims that should Gort wish it, he could destroy the Earth with ease and has a laser that can disintegrate weapons and tanks and can do so without harming their users.  Gort is also able to determine where Klaatu is at all times, without need for tracking devices.

Trivia The role of Gort was played by Lock Martin, the doorman from Grauman's Chinese Theater, because he was extremely tall. However, he was unable to pick up Helen because he was so weak and had to be aided by wires (in shots from the back where he's carrying her, it's actually a lightweight dummy in his arms). He also had difficulty with the heavy Gort suit and could only stay in it for about a half hour at a time.

https://www.youtube.com/v/K6iF5sINVns
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2018, 06:58:52 AM
#28
ED-209

(https://i1.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ed209-18.jpg?resize=1200%2C670 HYPERLINK "https://i1.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ed209-18.jpg?resize=1200%2C670&strip=all&ssl=1[/img"& HYPERLINK "https://i1.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ed209-18.jpg?resize=1200%2C670&strip=all&ssl=1[/img"strip=all HYPERLINK "https://i1.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ed209-18.jpg?resize=1200%2C670&strip=all&ssl=1[/img"& HYPERLINK "https://i1.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ed209-18.jpg?resize=1200%2C670&strip=all&ssl=1[/img"ssl=1)

49 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Darth Geek

Program Policing

Enforcement Droid Series 209, better known as ED-209, is a robot that appears in the Robocop franchise.  It was the pet project of Omni Consumer Products Senior Vice President Dick Jones with the intention that it would be used as a robot police officer.  However, during the demonstration, the ED-209 brutally murdered another employee due to a malfunction, resulting in the chairman of Omni Consumer Products shelving the ED-209 in favour of Robocop.  Dick Jones has his own ED-209 ready when Robocop came to arrest him for his criminal activities.

The ED-209 is a giant death machine loaded to the gills with powerful weaponry.  However, the machine is also constantly malfunctioning, resulting in, as mentioned before, accidental murdering.  In addition, though it is powerful, it is relatively dumb and has difficulty maneauvering.  This is largely to do with the fact that to make it more affordable, corners were cut everywhere. Despite it's many flaws, the ED-209 would later be used in many American cities, though often seen guarding OCP offices.

Trivia Enforcement Droid 209's voice is that of producer Jon Davison, its growls are of a jaguar, and its squeals are of a pig. ED-209's body was based on the design of a Bell helicopter and the overall appearance is reminiscent of a line of toys named Robotech (1985) which were based on a 1980s Japanese anime series.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZFvqDaFpXeM
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 11, 2018, 09:27:42 AM
Well, I guess this means Kenny didn't win the Halloween costume contest... again.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2018, 11:02:49 AM
#27
Robby the Robot

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/Robbie_the_Robot_San_Diego_Comic_Con_2006.jpg/240px-Robbie_the_Robot_San_Diego_Comic_Con_2006.jpg)

49 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 MartyS (Gromt)

Program ACTING!

Robby the Robot is a robot who originally appeared in the film "Forbidden Planet" as 'himself'.  In the film, Robby acts as a servant to the mysterious Dr. Morbius.  Robby is programmed not to kill, even extending to the Id Monster that appears later in the film.  Robby is kind and benevolent and helps our heroes throughout the film while keeping a cool dry wit.

Robby the "actor" became a recurring presence in science fiction appearing in the family science fiction film "The Invisible Boy and many TV appearances including My Little Margie, The Thin Man, Columbo, The Addams Family, and Lost in Space where he famously battled the Robot.  The Robby suit most recently appeared in The Big Bang Theory in 2014, his most recent acting role was in a 2012 GE commercial with other iconic robots and his last speaking role was in an AT&T commercial (also with famous robots)

Trivia With Forbidden Planet being based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Robby takes on the role of Aerial the wind spirit.

https://www.youtube.com/v/SKdTYaAY1V8
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: The Lurker on May 11, 2018, 11:20:34 AM
#27
Robby the Robot

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/Robbie_the_Robot_San_Diego_Comic_Con_2006.jpg/240px-Robbie_the_Robot_San_Diego_Comic_Con_2006.jpg)

49 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 MartyS (Gromt)

Program ACTING!

Robby the Robot is a robot who originally appeared in the film "Forbidden Planet" as 'himself'.  In the film, Robby acts as a servant to the mysterious Dr. Morbius.  Robby is programmed not to kill, even extending to the Id Monster that appears later in the film.  Robby is kind and benevolent and helps our heroes throughout the film while keeping a cool dry wit.

Robby the "actor" became a recurring presence in science fiction appearing in the family science fiction film "The Invisible Boy and many TV appearances including My Little Margie, The Thin Man, Columbo, The Addams Family, and Lost in Space where he famously battled the Robot.  The Robby suit most recently appeared in The Big Bang Theory in 2014, his most recent acting role was in a 2012 GE commercial with other iconic robots and his last speaking role was in an AT&T commercial (also with famous robots)

Trivia With Forbidden Planet being based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Robby takes on the role of Aerial the wind spirit.

https://www.youtube.com/v/SKdTYaAY1V8
IIRC he was also in an episode of The Twilight Zone.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 11, 2018, 01:32:32 PM
Some quality Robos!
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 11, 2018, 02:28:45 PM
It seems like the guy could have outrun ED-209 pretty easily.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2018, 04:29:38 PM
#26
Mega Man

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xMYAAOSwxvxW7vEh/s-l300.jpg)

49 Points, 4of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Psycho Goatee

Program Fighting Robots

Mega Man (AKA Rockman) is a robot protagonist of the Mega Man video game series.  Mega Man was originally created to be a lab assistant for the scientist Dr. Light.  When Dr. Light's robots were taken over by the evil Dr. Wily, Light transformed the robot into a warrior to battle the others and defeat Dr. Wily.  He succeeded but Wily returned again and again, only to be defeated every time by Mega Man.

Mega Man is equipped with a gun called the "Mega Buster", but his true strength lies in being able to copy the ability of any defeated Robot Master.  In addition, he's been known to get help from his robot dog Rush.  Mega Man also has a sister named Roll and later discovered that he had a brother, Proto Man, who at first appears to be an enemy, only to reveal he's been training him.  The Mega Man video games have a long history with the most recent being set to be released this year.

Trivia Many of the recurring Mega Man characters have music related names.  Mega Man's original name is Rock, Proto Man was originally called Blues and later Mega Man gains an ally named Bass.

https://www.youtube.com/v/3aSC5A726f0
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 12, 2018, 12:53:40 AM
Gotta love the blue bomber, the rock n roll rebel himself Mega Man!
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 12, 2018, 04:56:50 AM
Awww man, I totally forgot about Megaman.  :(
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 12, 2018, 08:33:53 AM
I'm wondering if I am the only person who put any real robots on his list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 12, 2018, 08:38:45 AM
Well one can argue real robots are the best kind and then someone else could say fictional robots are the best kind and then it could go back and forth all day long but I think what's most important is the source for the reason for our love of robotic characters.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: goflyblind on May 12, 2018, 08:39:05 AM
I'm wondering if I am the only person who put any real robots on his list.

my long list had six, my final list had three.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: stethacantus on May 14, 2018, 08:10:01 AM
I'm wondering if I am the only person who put any real robots on his list.

I have one real robot, and two faux robots that were in live shows. The rest are fictional.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2018, 08:11:33 AM
All fictional for me. Science has yet to come up with a robot that matches the high expectations science fiction has established for me.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2018, 09:31:03 AM
#25
Hal 9000

(https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_small/public/thumbnails/image/2018/04/04/09/red-hal-eye.jpg)

54 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Russoguru & RVR II

Program Complete the mission

HAL 9000 is a computer that appears in the book and the film "2001: A Space Odyssey".  Created in Urbana, Illinois in the year 1997 (1992 in the movie), HAL is an artificial intelligence beyond anything created by man at the time.  Hal is sent as part of a mission to Jupiter, as well as holding secrets the human crew are not to be privy to until they reach their destination. HAL then begins to subtle signs of malfunctioning, causing the humans on board to choose to shut HAL down.  When HAL realizes this, he begins acting with self-perservation in mind.

Though HAL seems to be emotionless, HAL has become self-aware and works to save himself.  He has full control of the ship and is willing to use it to defend himself.  HAL later appears in the novel and film sequel 2010, in which he helps the astronauts he meet uncover the mystery of what happened to Dave Bowman and eventually joins Dave as a god-like non-corporeal being.  In the book 3001, the two re-emerge as a single entity named Halman.

Trivia Incrementing each letter of "HAL" gives you "IBM". Writer Arthur C. Clarke claimed this was unintentional, and if he had noticed ahead of time, he would have changed it.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ARJ8cAGm6JE
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on May 14, 2018, 09:56:54 AM
I wish they would continue the Space Odyssey movie series as Arthur C Clark wrote 2 more after 2010..
2061: Odyssey Three
3001: The Final Odyssey
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 14, 2018, 10:25:14 AM
The problem with 3001 is that Poole is the main character.  Found floating in space frozen and revived early in the book.

Gary Lockwood is now 81, do they use CGI motion capture, or find an actor that looks like the 30 year old Lockwood we last saw getting killed by HAL?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2018, 11:27:48 AM
#24
K9

(http://asset-manager.bbcchannels.com/i/2et2o0je0az1000)

55 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Russoguru

Program Be a good boy.

K9 is a robot dog who appeared in the TV series "Doctor Who" as well as in the spin-offs "The Sarah Jane Adventures" and the children's series "K9".  Though most people think of K9 being the same character throughout, there have actually been multiple K9s.  The Doctor met the original k9 in the year 5000 and the dog went on many adventures with him.  When the Doctor's companion Leela decided to remain on the planet Gallifrey, K9 opted to stay with her.  However, in the next adventure, the Doctor unpackaged another K9, who eventually ended up with the Doctor's companion Romana.  A third one appeared in the pilot for a spin-off called K9 and Company (which is technically in continuity) and befriends Sarah Jane Smith.  Decades later, K9 (now in disrepair) sacrifices himself to save the world, only to be replaced once more for Sarah Jane Smith.

Whew.

K9 is a good talking robo-dog with an incredibly powerful brain.  He is actually smarter than the Doctor but lacks his wit and imagination.  Nonetheless, his super-intelligence and laser nose have proven invaluable to the fourth Doctor through his adventures.  K9 is also known to be sassy, often contradicting the Doctor.  Despite his super-intelligence, he basically thinks like a dog and loves getting approval from humans.

Trivia Writer and co-creator Dave Martin's own dog had also been recently run over by a car, and K9 was a car-proof tribute to it.

https://www.youtube.com/v/WSoC1VUdavE
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Post by: Russoguru on May 14, 2018, 04:42:53 PM
Awww K-9 you good dog!
"Affirmative!"   ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2018, 04:49:25 PM
#23
Gypsy

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/mst3k/images/b/b1/Gypsy_season_11.png/revision/latest?cb=20170822004434)

55 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 RVR II

Program Control the higher functions on the Satelite of Love.

Gypsy is a robot in the long-running TV series "Mystery Science Theater 3000".  Gypsy was created by Joel Robinson after he was trapped aboard the Satelite of Love and forced to watch terrible movies.  Gypsy runs the higher functions of the ship and while very intelligent, much of her processing power was focused on the ship, making her personality that of a dull, cow-like creature.  Over time, Gypsy has been able to assert more intelligence in her day to day life until she was largely thought of as the most intelligent and level-headed member of the crew.

Gypsy is usually a fairly friendly robot, though she has been known to have foul moods.  As the series went on, she proved herself to be a creative force, including creating and starring in a one woman show.  Eventually she was freed from the Satelite of Love and went on to become very financially successful.  For reasons unknown, she and the other bots were returned to the Satelite of Love in time to receive Jonah, the new test subject.

Trivia Gypsy was named after a pet turtle Hodgson had as a child.

https://www.youtube.com/v/b4MugHxp2CI
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 14, 2018, 06:03:51 PM
I just realized an area of omission on my list, welp, I tend to forget MST3k counts when making lists for this site.  ;D But count they do, and surely my implied love is just as good as actually putting them on my list. Well almost as good. Okay maybe not quite as good.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 14, 2018, 06:57:59 PM
When it came time for me to put all the bots from MST3K on my list the only hard part was deciding how to rank them. The only omission from MST3K for me was... well, you'll know when you see my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Lunquewill on May 14, 2018, 07:17:32 PM
When that skit referred to bubble memory and Unix, I sensed its age!
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 14, 2018, 09:47:52 PM
Gypsy was a borderline pick for me, but unfortunately was on the wrong the of the border. Her voice was always annoying to me. I liked the character but know I'm thinking about this way too hard.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2018, 04:09:58 AM
#22
V.I.N.Cent

(http://www.theoldrobots.com/images18/vinc11.JPG)

56 Points, 4 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Russoguru

Program Utility bot

Vital Information Necessary CENTralized (or V.I.N.Cent) is a robot who appears in the film The Black Hole.  He is a utility bot who works on the U.S.S. Palomino and detects the titular black hole.  He and the crew end up boarding the U.S.S. Cygnus, a ship floating way to close to a black hole.  V.I.N.Cent immediatey distrusts the crew of the Cygnus and his suspicions are confirmed when he discovers a robot named B.O.B. who tries to warn V.I.N.Cent about the ship's strange secrets.  Soon V.I.N.Cent and the crew realize they must escape the Cygnus.

V.I.N.Cent is a kind, polite and clever robot.  He seems to be beloved by the crew and he, in turn, cares for them and is willing to risk his... I wanna say neck, for them as well.  Similarly, Charlie Pizer nearly risked his life to save V.I.N.Cent before being ordered otherwise.  Though seemingly harmless, V.I.N.Cent has a number of tools, as well as powerful lasers.

Trivia The character of V.I.N.CENT. was originally to have more elaborate electronic eyes (based on electronic stock ticker-type billboards), which would have given him a greater range of facial expressions. Unfortunately, the electro-mechanical eyes simply didn't work properly and the effect was abandoned at the beginning of principal photography.

https://www.youtube.com/v/1AFSb3v9oXI
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 15, 2018, 09:25:30 AM
I've seen Vincent get a lot of flack from some people over the years, but as far as I'm concerned he's one of the coolest robots in all of cinema.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2018, 09:26:18 AM
#21
790

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/queshaw/790indifferent.jpg)

57 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Lunquewill

Program Slave to his shadow and literal love machine.

790 is a robot head who appears in the TV series "Lexx" as one of the main characters.  790 was a robot who worked machines that turned humans into love slaves by messing with their DNA.  Due to an accident involving alien monsters called Cluster Lizards, the would be love slave Zev was transformed into a highly libidinous and aggressive half-human/half-lizard.  790's head was thrust into the machine in time for the love part of the love slave and became hopelessly in love with Zev.

790 joined Zev aboard the Lexx and the two had many adventures together.  790 was later rebooted and fell in love instead with the undead assassin Kai.  790 is incredibly rude and cares for no other people except for Zev.  His lack of concern for others proves to be frustrating and 790 proves to be even more sinister after falling in love with Kai, constantly manipulating the situation so that the other people in Kai's unlife are gone.

Trivia It was revealed on the Season 2 DVD that 790's fragment of human brain came from a woman.

https://www.youtube.com/v/urvKDVwPLLw
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: George-2.0 on May 15, 2018, 12:28:23 PM
Ahh, I forgot 790, that dirty old bot head. Glad to see he...er she, made it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 15, 2018, 12:38:35 PM
I haven't seen that franchise in a long long time. Long time. Long long time. - Obi Wan

(I did enjoy that initial mini-season or whatever and some of the somewhat different continued show)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: George-2.0 on May 15, 2018, 12:50:17 PM
Lexx? I loved the movies (season 1) and season 2. But it lost steam (for me) after that. I got so sick of the Prince -- man they milked that plot-line/character to death.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2018, 01:01:34 PM
I got so sick of the Prince -- man they milked that plot-line/character to death.

Have to agree with that, I was sick of that character after a few episodes.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2018, 06:51:13 PM
#20
The Iron Giant

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/digital/video/hero/Movies/1999/B001MZNW84_TheIronGiant_UXWB1._V143196766_RI_SX940_.jpg)

57 Points, 6 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #5 George 2.0

Program Gun

The Iron Giant is a giant alien robot that appears in the movie "The Iron Giant", based on the book "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes.  The Giant is an alien robot that crashed on Earth in the 1950's.  The crash did damage to his head, causing him to lose some of his faculties.  He is found by the child Hogarth Hughes and befriends him.  Soon, the Giant is being hunted by a government agent, forcing Hogarth to hide him with a beatnik, who also befriends the Giant.

The Giant is incredibly tall but has a gentle heart.  It also has the mind of a child, slowly learning English and the way of human life.  It also has difficulty with learning how to properly behaving, sometimes making hiding him difficult.  He eventually decides to become a pacifist and wants to be thought of like Superman.  Later, it is revealed that the Giant may have been sent to Earth for sinister (or at least agressive) purposes.  In the original novel, he also fights a Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon and the fact that never appears in the movie is a tragedy.  SEQUEL PLEASE!

Trivia Peter Cullen, Sean Connery, Frank Welker, and James Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of the Iron Giant, but it went to Vin Diesel instead.

https://www.youtube.com/v/PzwdVmoaY_k
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2018, 07:47:25 AM
#19
'80s Robot

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/d/d8/80sRobot-white.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/280?cb=20111129213532)

58 Points, 3 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 Cole Stratton

Program Servant.  To the max.

The '80s Robot is a robot in the Muppet franchise who first appeared in the film The Muppets.  Kermit the Frog, at that point living alone in his mansion, seemed to only have an robot built in the 1980's as his companion.  The robot goes on to help Kermit in his quest to get the Muppets back together.  According to an interview with Time Magazine (not even kidding about this), when someone asked who took possession of the robot at the end of the film, Kermit replied:

"Possession? Oh no one “owns” the '80s robot. He’s independent, has his own agent and publicist and everything. From what I understand, he’s reading scripts and looking for his next project, which I suspect will be a remake of a sci-fi hit from the '80s."

The '80s Robot is modeled after multiple actual robot toys that were created in the 80's, including Omnibot 2000 and R.O.B. the Nintendo robot.  The '80s Robot constantly uses expressions and slang popular in the '80s and is shown serving popular '80s beverages like Tab and New Coke.  The Robot is also capable of surfing the internet, but must do so using a very loud modem.

Trivia In the screen credits and other press material, the character is listed as "80's Robot," incorrectly marking the decade as a possessive rather than an abbreviated adjective.

https://www.youtube.com/v/WTsx70QG6Y4
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 16, 2018, 01:03:35 PM
I dig that movie, and the next one (Most Wanted) too. Most of the Muppet movies. That guy should hang out with the Rocky 4 robot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 16, 2018, 03:12:25 PM
OMG... I just had a horrifying thought... what if ROTOR ends up being on the list, or worse... number 1?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 16, 2018, 03:48:48 PM
OMG... I just had a horrifying thought... what if ROTOR ends up being on the list, or worse... number 1?

*Fingers Crossed*
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2018, 04:06:59 PM
#18
T-1000

(https://cdn.movieweb.com/img.news.tops/NE9tiGMwTgpyci_1_b/Terminator-6-T1000-Robert-Patrick.jpg)

58 Points, 7 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #9 Darth Geek

Program Termination.

The T-1000 is a liquid metal robot that appears in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  Following the failed attempt to murder Sarah Connor before she can give birth to the leader of a rebellion, Skynet, an evil computer, sends another killer robot back in time: the T-1000.  The T-1000's mission is to hunt a young boy who is destined to fight and win against Skynet, John Connor.  Soon he finds himself opposed by a T-800, reprogrammed to save John, and must kill Sarah, John and the T-800.

The T-1000 is unique in that it is a robot that can turn into liquid.  To this end, it is capable of changing shape into people and inanimate objects, can turn it's limbs into bladed weapons and is invulnerable to most forms of damage.  Though a powerful physical threat, the T-1000 often relies on trickery in order to draw out it's targets.  It tends to use a police officer disguise in order to gain people's trust and get information more readily.

Trivia Robert Patrick mimicked the head movements of the American bald eagle for his role as T-1000.

https://www.youtube.com/v/TMsJKEzUR0k
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 16, 2018, 05:53:59 PM
T1000 is great! He is way past cool, as Sonic the Hedgehog said in the 90s. I even enjoyed Patrick's performance in Double Dragon, so you know I love T1000.

On ROTOR, I actually got that VHS for 50 cents and had fun watching that kooky movie with my friends, before even seeing it with a riff! So that movie is watchable in my book, and quite frankly is a masterwork.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2018, 06:13:41 PM
#17
Calculon

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/b/b3/Calculon-2.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20090604015557)

60 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #7 Linszoid

Program ACTING!

Calculon is a robot who appears in the TV series Futurama.  Calculon was once a mere car manufacturing robot in the 20th century until he was hit by a werecar.  Which is exactly what it sounds like.  The robot lived for many years, taking on many identities, including David Duchovny, before becoming Calculon in the 30th Century.  He is a b-level actor who appears in the popular soap opera All My Circuits.

Calculon is a real ham who is convinced he has far more acting talent than he actually possesses.  He later went onto star in an All My Circuits film and the disastrous misfire The Magnificent 3, wherein he plays the president's son, who is also the vice president.  Calculon later found himself upstaged by Langdon Cobb, a brilliant actor who was also a cosmic being that absorbed attention.  In order to defeat him in an acting competition, Calculon performed the death scene in Romeo and Juliet and poisoned himself for authenticity.  It was easily Calculon's greatest work as an actor.  He did not win the competition.  Later, Calculon was ressurected and returned to being a TV actor.

Trivia He owned an enormous yacht named "Calculon's Talent" in the pool of which he sails a large yacht named "Calculon's Pride".

https://www.youtube.com/v/Co6PBWTIZ78
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 17, 2018, 03:24:12 AM
#48
Omega Weapon

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/d/d2/Omega_%28FFXI%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20120221162943)

24 Points, 1 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Retro Muppet Pastor

Program Wreck stuff up.

I just returned to playing Final Fantasy 11 after about 6 months.  They're giving 2 free weeks to returning players.  Since I've been gone, they introduced a line of quests that lets you get Omega Weapon as a mount.  So you can ride around on the back of a big robot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2018, 04:34:13 AM
#16
K-2SO

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/f/fd/K-2SO_Sideshow.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/182?cb=20170302003128)

61 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Johnny Unusual

Program Soldier for the Empire Rebellion!

K-2SO is a droid in the film "Rogue One".  Originally a security droid for the Empire, K-2 was found by Captain  Cassian Andor and reprogrammed to serve the Alliance.  Andor and K-2 were later sent to rescue Jyn Erso, a criminal captured by the Empire, due to her being the only chance of finding Galen Erso, the designer of the Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star.  K-2, Jyn and Andor were later sent to find Galen and discovered the secrets of the Death Star.  Together, with a rag tag crew of soldiers, they worked to make sure that the Death Star plans fell into the hands of the Rebellion.

Though most droids of his type are emotionless, K-2 gained his own personality during his reprogramming.  He bacame sarcastic and cynical, often complaining about the situation he was stuck in and about his compatriots.  He also gained the ability to disregard orders he found were not to his taste, though in most cases this proved to be a boon to his allies.  Over time, K-2 began to show that he had feelings for others and was willing to risk his neck to help them.

Trivia Anthony Daniels was reportedly disgruntled that Alan Tudyk was allowed to play K-2SO in the relative comfort of a motion-capture suit, whereas Daniels had to endure years of discomfort and injuries in the C-3PO costume. This tension came to a head when Daniels cursed at Tudyk after Rogue One's premiere. Tudyk later joked that a "F*** you" from Daniels was one of the highest compliments he had ever received.

https://www.youtube.com/v/II1x9ptMZag
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 17, 2018, 10:43:38 AM
Just FYI I've already compiled an LOC of all the Star Wars characters I want a spin-off for.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: CJones on May 17, 2018, 04:03:25 PM
Just FYI I've already compiled an LOC of all the Star Wars characters I want a spin-off for.

I think "Mousebot and Walking Garbage Can" would make for a great buddy movie.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2018, 04:19:13 PM
#15
Robot Devil

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/e/ea/RobotDevil.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111024080305)

65 Points, 6 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #7 MartyS (Gromit)

Program Punishing sinners

The Robot Devil is a robot (and the devil) in the TV series Futurama.  The Robot Devil seems to have been built exclusively to punish sinner robots, though his jursidiction extends to those who first join the Church of Robotology.  He once tried to claim Bender after he joined the religion and fell off the wagon, only to be defeated in a fiddle contest.  Sorry, defeated by a fiddle after winning the contest.  The Robot Devil appears repeatedly, making deals with other characters, though said deals don't always go his way.

The Robot Devil prides himself on being evil and punishing sinners but he is often seen being more appalled by world class sinner Bender.  Though he is often evil, he is also very petulant a lot of the time.  He also has abilities other robots do not, such as being able to see robot ghosts.  The Robot Devil is also a skilled musician and can sing, dance and play the fiddle.  Though his targets are primarily robots, the Robot Devil also likes to kill humans, when the opportunity arises.

Trivia In his debut, Hell is Other Robots, Robot Devil seems to be quite a bit larger than in subsequent appearances. He originally appears to be quite a bit taller than Fry or Leela, but later he seems to be around their or Bender's height.

https://www.youtube.com/v/juswcAfJSDQ
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2018, 06:39:31 PM
#14
Mechagodzilla

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/godzilla/images/4/49/MechaGodzilla-2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140129190259)

67 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 George 2.0

Program Look like Godzilla, mess stuff up.

Mechagodzilla is a recurring robot character in the Godzilla franchise.  It was created by aliens from Black Hole Planet 3 who were intending to use it to conquer the Earth.  Eventually it was defeated by Godzilla and King Caesar (whoever that is) and destroyed.  A more advanced model was built and returned onto to be destroyed by Godzilla once more.  Later, a special U.N. branched dedicated to stopping Godzilla made their own Mechagodzilla but it had been defeated several times since.

Mechagodzilla was intended to cash in on the then burgeoning "Mecha" genre, popularized by various live-action and animated TV series with giant robots.  It also followed up the appearance by Jet Jaguar, but Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla opted for a less goofy tone.  Originally, Mechagodzilla had a flesh-like covering to disguise it as the actual Godzilla that was destroyed over the course of the movie.  Mechagodzilla also has a number of weapons, including missiles.

Trivia Mechagodzilla's suit is one of the oldest known suits to be in good condition, as it was put on display in the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, where it remains to this day.

https://www.youtube.com/v/uVJLyu3epIA
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 17, 2018, 09:31:08 PM
Question... and yes I know it's way too late, but I gotta ask... does Super Mecha Death Christ count?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 17, 2018, 09:40:13 PM
I've realized that I have no idea how to post youtube videos to this forum
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 17, 2018, 10:56:55 PM
Mecha G is one of the coolest Gs in the business! And I did particularly dig that 90s one posted there as well, great flick.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on May 18, 2018, 01:45:02 AM
On Topic :o
https://www.youtube.com/v/-I2DZKTWmz4
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2018, 04:37:15 AM
#13
Kryten

(http://digitalspyuk.cdnds.net/16/14/640x320/landscape-kryten-2.jpg)

81 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Lunquewill

Program Servant

Kryten 2X4B-523P is a Service Mechanoid and one of the main characters in the TV series "Red Dwarf".  Kryten served aboard the ship Nova 5, until an accident killed the crew.  Kryten, in denial, continued to serve them for millions of years until he was discovered by the crew of the Red Dwarf  Due to his programming involving having a guilt chip, two crew members, Rimmer and Lister, wanted to abuse his power and teach the robot about rebellion, respectively.  Eventually Kryten chose the latter and left, only to return about a year later, becoming a full member of the crew.

Kryten is motivated by an over-active guilt chip and a preprogrammed desire to please.  Though he was taught to rebel, he constantly has difficulty doing so, even in small ways, such as harmless and obvious lying.  Over time, Kryten learns how to rebel, though still loves doing chores and helping out his shipmates.  Nonetheless, he is willing to express his disappointment and frustration with his new friends.  Despite his station, he is treated as an equal member of the crew.

Trivia The mechanoid Kryten is named after the title character from J.M. Barrie's play "The Admirable Crichton", an effortlessly competent butler to an upper-class Victorian family.

https://www.youtube.com/v/oB-NnVpvQ78
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: goflyblind on May 18, 2018, 08:02:42 AM
then where do all the calculators go?
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2018, 08:45:12 AM
#12
Johnny 5

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/robotsupremacy/images/7/7f/Johnny5-2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120321192157)

81 Points, 7 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Cole Stratton

Program Comba--- *Bzzt* BE ALIVE!

Johnny 5 is a robot that appears in the films Short Circuit and Short Citcuit 2, a film Steve Guttenberg was too good for.  So put that into perspective.  Johnny was a cutting edge robot developed for the military for combat.  However, after being struck by lightning, Johnny became "alive" and self-aware.  With a sudden thirst for knowledge and expanding his horizons.  He met a woman named Stephanie Speck and the two became close friends.  He was also reunited with his creators Newton Crosby and Ben Jabituya who realized he was alive and worked to protect him.

Johnny 5 is an intelligent robot who a whimsical personality, thanks in part to absorbing a large amount of "input" from watching television.  Though he is capable of combat, Johnny would much rather be peaceful and spending his time learning about the world around him.  Initially, the robot was named Number 5, but chose the name Johnny after hearing the El Debarge song "Who's Johnny"?  Johnny is later granted US citizenship the same day as Ben.

Trivia As per the movie's attempt to portray a living robot in the "real world", every part of Johnny and his brethren was built to have a specific, logical purpose behind them. This was originally a source of contention between Director John Badham and the Robots Designer Syd Mead, the latter of whom insisted on giving Johnny "eyes" to give the character a method of visually expressing emotion. As a result, Johnny's iconic "eyelids" were created, with the explanation that they were sun guards and camera coverings.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Q9AIDn-w3EM
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 18, 2018, 02:37:40 PM
Short Circuit 2 introduced me to Bonnie Tyler (with Jim Steinman)'s "Holding out for a Hero", long before I saw Footloose! Hell of a film.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 18, 2018, 04:19:33 PM
Short Circuit 2 introduced me to Bonnie Tyler (with Jim Steinman)'s "Holding out for a Hero", long before I saw Footloose! Hell of a film.
Star Lord: Exactly like Footloose. Is it still the greatest movie in history?
Spiderman: It never was.
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Post by: George-2.0 on May 18, 2018, 05:01:03 PM
For the heck of it, here are my Godzilla awards posted a few years back.... https://letterboxd.com/captainquint/list/the-godzilla-awards/detail/ (https://letterboxd.com/captainquint/list/the-godzilla-awards/detail/) in which Mecha was named my favorite G-foe and was involved in my fave battle.





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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2018, 06:32:45 PM
#11
Optimus Prime

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/transformersfiction/images/d/df/OptimusPrime-G1-.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120530204716)

98 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Russoguru

Program Transforming and rolling out.

Optimus Prime is a transformer and the lead character in the Transformers franchise.  On the planet Cybertron, inhabited solely by transforming robots called transformers, two factions wage war: the noble Autobots and the insidious Decepticons.  The leader of the Autobots is Optimus Prime, and when the war lead the two factions to prehistoric Earth, they crashed, leaving both sides unconscious for millions of years.  Re-awakened once again, the Transformers took the forms of various vehicles and machines around the planet.  Optimus took the form of a transport truck and continued to fight against the Decepticons on Earth.

Optimus is a brave and noble leader and is deeply respected by his team.  Optimus possesses the Matrix of Leadership, an artifact that represents his claim to being the leader of the Autobots.  He was later killed in combat with Megatron while protecting Hot Rod, who would go on to be leader.  Optimus would return, however, in the Autobots greatest hour of need.

Trivia Optimus Prime was never intended to return to the series after the movie, but a public outcry (which surprised the producers) resulted in him returning.

https://www.youtube.com/v/OO7ehoOau5g
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Post by: linszoid on May 18, 2018, 08:19:49 PM
Honestly I think Michael Bay has forced me to delete Transformers from my memory bank.
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Post by: Lunquewill on May 18, 2018, 09:22:26 PM
#13
Kryten

Kryten 2X4B-523P is a Service Mechanoid and one of the main characters in the TV series "Red Dwarf".  Kryten served aboard the ship Nova 5, until an accident killed the crew.  Kryten, in denial, continued to serve them for millions of years until he was discovered by the crew of the Red Dwarf  Due to his programming involving having a guilt chip, two crew members, Rimmer and Lister, wanted to abuse his power and teach the robot about rebellion, respectively.  Eventually Kryten chose the latter and left, only to return about a year later, becoming a full member of the crew.

Kryten is motivated by an over-active guilt chip and a preprogrammed desire to please.  Though he was taught to rebel, he constantly has difficulty doing so, even in small ways, such as harmless and obvious lying.  Over time, Kryten learns how to rebel, though still loves doing chores and helping out his shipmates.  Nonetheless, he is willing to express his disappointment and frustration with his new friends.  Despite his station, he is treated as an equal member of the crew.

Trivia The mechanoid Kryten is named after the title character from J.M. Barrie's play "The Admirable Crichton", an effortlessly competent butler to an upper-class Victorian family.


Somewhere in those Red Dwarf episodes Kryten referred to himself as having 2Q4B as his name one time. I think it occurred after the Beyond A Joke episode when he is rebuilt.

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Post by: goflyblind on May 18, 2018, 09:31:56 PM
#13
Kryten

Kryten 2X4B-523P is a Service Mechanoid and one of the main characters in the TV series "Red Dwarf".  Kryten served aboard the ship Nova 5, until an accident killed the crew.  Kryten, in denial, continued to serve them for millions of years until he was discovered by the crew of the Red Dwarf  Due to his programming involving having a guilt chip, two crew members, Rimmer and Lister, wanted to abuse his power and teach the robot about rebellion, respectively.  Eventually Kryten chose the latter and left, only to return about a year later, becoming a full member of the crew.

Kryten is motivated by an over-active guilt chip and a preprogrammed desire to please.  Though he was taught to rebel, he constantly has difficulty doing so, even in small ways, such as harmless and obvious lying.  Over time, Kryten learns how to rebel, though still loves doing chores and helping out his shipmates.  Nonetheless, he is willing to express his disappointment and frustration with his new friends.  Despite his station, he is treated as an equal member of the crew.

Trivia The mechanoid Kryten is named after the title character from J.M. Barrie's play "The Admirable Crichton", an effortlessly competent butler to an upper-class Victorian family.


Somewhere in those Red Dwarf episodes Kryten referred to himself as having 2Q4B as his name one time. I think it occurred after the Beyond A Joke episode when he is rebuilt.



from the last day: Yes, but personally I don’t much like the 2X4B. I think it’s a jerky middle name. Still, it could be worse. I once knew an android whose middle name was 2Q4B. Poor sucker!
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Post by: Russoguru on May 18, 2018, 09:47:58 PM
Honestly I think Michael Bay has forced me to delete Transformers from my memory bank.
Michael Bay is one of the very few people on this Earth that I absolutely despise. I try to make that a very short list because I made a promise to myself that I would try very hard not to be such a dick anymore and to let go of a lot of toxic things in my life, including hatred. That way, at least I can rationalize some emotions such as despising... which is more okay with me than other emotions such as hatred.
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 18, 2018, 09:49:28 PM
Honestly I think Michael Bay has forced me to delete Transformers from my memory bank.
Michael Bay is one of the very few people on this Earth that I absolutely despise. I try to make that a very short list because I made a promise to myself that I would try very hard not to be such a dick anymore and to let go of a lot of toxic things in my life, including hatred. That way, at least I can rationalize some emotions such as despising... which is more okay with me than other emotions such as hatred.
Me too. He represents everything wrong with modern blockbuster filmmaking.
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 18, 2018, 10:28:11 PM
Optimus Prime is, call me crazy, one terrific guy, and he is high up on my list! When it comes to epic, I think of Transformers the movie 1986. Not to say the weekly show isn't cool too, but that movie, as we've honored on several lists, quite the thing. Also some of the comics are cool. Thumbs up, Optimus Prime.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 18, 2018, 10:42:02 PM
I loved robots when I was a little kid but Optimus Prime was the one who really made me believe robots were totally awesome.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 21, 2018, 05:15:22 AM
#10
T-800

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/terminator/images/d/d5/T1movie02-800.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160322135926)

99 Points, 10 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #8 Psycho Goatee

Program Terminate.

The T-800 is a robot assassin that appears in the movie "The Terminator" and it's many sequels and spin-offs.  In a post-apocalyptic future, robots have revolted against humanity.  The robots were defeated by a human, John Connor, but not long after, one of the robots, the T-800 is sent back in time to kill John's mother before her son can be born.  The T-800 immediately began systematically murdering every woman named Sarah Connor.  Eventually he was defeated.  Later, another T-800 was sent back in time, this time reprogrammed by John's faction to protect John as a young man.

The T-800 is a ruthless, relentless killing machine.  Though it looks human, the T-800 is covered in living flesh but contains a robotic skeleton underneath.  The machine is impervious to bullets and heavy physical damage.  The T-800 is emotionless, though reprogrammed T-800s have learned emotions for themselves.  Generally speaking, they retain their killer instinct but are very protective and understand the concept of self-sacrifice, which is what often happens to them.

Trivia Arnold Schwarzenegger originally wanted to play Kyle Reese. But James Cameron had a different idea and saw Schwarzenegger in the title role of The Terminator and Cameron said to Schwarzenegger, "This movie is not about the hero. It's about The Terminator."

https://www.youtube.com/v/t7jzmW9tYX0
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 21, 2018, 10:34:57 AM
Huh, I can't wait to see what familiar faces are likely to break the top 10.  ;D
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Post by: Russoguru on May 21, 2018, 10:41:37 AM
To kinda quote Spaceballs: "8? What happened to 9?"
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 21, 2018, 10:48:40 AM
Whoops.  Working on that now.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 21, 2018, 10:53:14 AM
#9
BB-8

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/6/63/BB-8thumbsup.png/revision/latest?cb=20160402062321)

108 Points, 8 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Linszoid

Program Astromech, Soccer Ball

BB-8 (or Beebee-Ate) is a droid character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in both the 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi films. Spherical with a free-moving domed head, BB-8 is portrayed by both a rod puppet and a remote-controlled robotic unit.

BB-8 is a spherical robot with a free-moving domed head. It is white, with orange and silver accents and a black optical lens on its headpiece. BB-8 also possesses multiple panels containing various tools or ports. Scanlan said of the robot's personality, "We always imagined BB-8 as being quite manipulative. I think he knows he’s cute. He knows that he can win people over. And he uses that, like children do, to get his own way. In this film, he has a very important mission that he has to accomplish and so he uses his personality, his coyness, and all of those things." Of BB-8's gender he said, "I'm still not sure, dare I say, whether BB-8 is male or female ... BB-8 was female in our eyes. And then he or she became male. And that's all part of the evolution, not only visually, but in the way they move, how they hold themselves."

Calling the robot a "Swiss Army Knife that shouldn’t be trusted", he noted that while each of the BB-8's panels has a specific purpose, like a port or tool, not all of them have been absolutely defined to leave options for future films.

Trivia Ben Schwartz was recruited by J.J. Abrams to provide voice effects for BB-8 after the two met and became friends on the short-lived NBC show Undercovers (2010), where Schwartz was a supporting actor, and Abrams was an Executive Producer. Schwartz and co-voicer Bill Hader, a friend of both men, were asked by Abrams to not disclose their involvement in the film until it had its world premiere. They agreed, and Schwartz broke the news by posing for an Instagram post with him standing next to a BB-8 figure at the event.

https://www.youtube.com/v/mjsZa1luKwA
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Post by: Russoguru on May 21, 2018, 11:06:02 AM
Yay! BB-8 cracked the top 10! Sweet!  ;D
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 21, 2018, 11:09:03 AM
One of my favorite moments in Star Wars history is when all the fans were complaining about how fake and obviously-CGI he was, and then they held that press conference with a fully functional BB-8 to show them how actually-real and not-at-all-CGI he was.
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Post by: linszoid on May 21, 2018, 11:17:20 AM
To kinda quote Spaceballs: "8? What happened to 9?"

I'm beginning to think Dot Matrix isn't going to make the list  :(
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Post by: Russoguru on May 21, 2018, 11:28:27 AM
Well Linszoid, I dunno what to tell you except... "Can we talk?"
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 21, 2018, 12:08:28 PM
To kinda quote Spaceballs: "8? What happened to 9?"
7 got hungry.
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Post by: ColeStratton on May 21, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
Yay! BB-8 cracked the top 10! Sweet!  ;D

BB-8 is BB-9. SOOOO CLOOSE.
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 21, 2018, 04:07:55 PM
Terminator vs BB-8, featuring Dot from Reboot, coming to you from Marvel, IDW and Boom comics this fall! Let's get this thing made!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 21, 2018, 04:34:43 PM
#8
WALL-E

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/pixar/images/d/d4/Wall%E2%80%A2e.png/revision/latest?cb=20110429103101)

108 Points, 8 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Johnny Unusual

Program Garbageman

WALL-E is a robot from the film of the same name.  WALL-E is one of many robots designed to compress and organize garbage on a heavily polluted and abandoned Earth.  After hundreds of years on the job, he appeared to be the last one still in operation.  After finding a small plant, WALL-E encountered EVE, a robot designed to find signs of plant-life on Earth.  The two became close but when EVE found WALL-E's plant, she followed her programming to take it back.  WALL-E stowed away on her ship and began a grand adventure to change human destiny.

WALL-E is a lonely robot who has developed a number of collections among the junk he has found over the years.  He is somewhat guileless and accident-prone, but he is always friendly and works to help others.  He proves to be brave and clever in the face of a real threat and is talented at making friends.  WALL-E was able to survive for so long by taking pieces from broken robots and using them as replacement parts for himself.

Trivia WALL-E stands for: Waste Allocation Load Lifter: Earth Class.

https://www.youtube.com/v/QHH3iSeDBLo
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Post by: CJones on May 21, 2018, 05:30:36 PM
Wall-E is IMO the best movie Pixar has ever made. One of the best movies anyone has ever made. It's amazing how much they managed to get a robot to emote.
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Post by: Lunquewill on May 21, 2018, 06:56:49 PM
WALL-E is one of the few movies to not have any dialogue for the first 30 minutes of the film.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 05:36:14 AM
Well, I think there are a lot of silent movies that also count.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 05:36:47 AM
#7
C-3PO

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HnLvTD-K48mZP-ArUaq_t6MCxMY=/0x38:969x684/1200x800/filters:focal(0x38:969x684)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/49321491/phpzvd7bz.0.0.jpg)

Oh, wait, let me use a more recognizable photo.

(https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/star-wars-c-3po-sixth-scale-feature-2171.jpg)

115 Points, 8 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #5 Linszoid

Program Protocol

C-3PO is a protocol droid who appears in the Star Wars franchise. He was created by Anakin Skywalker and yadda yadda yadda, ignoring the prequels, blah blah blah and yeah, he was with the rebel alliance when the ship he was on was under attack by the Galactic Empire.  After escaping, he and his life partner, R2-D2, where found by farmer Luke Skywalker, who learned the R2-D2 had a secret message.  Soon, C-3PO rejoined the rebellion, spending most of the time complaining.

C-3PO is a very polite robot, though he seems oblivious to the fact that his stuffy attitude is often off-putting to his compatriots.  He tends to work with R2-D2, though the two are often at odds, with C-3PO often being the more conservative and cautious of the two, often to a fault.  C-3PO claims to work with human-cyborg relations, a comment that is, like, never followed up on.  But his specialty, at least in theory, is diplomacy and he is capable of speaking six million languages.  He is even capable speaking to Ewoks, suggesting that he can intuit other languages easily (or that despite the fact that Ewoks have little interaction with the outside work, someone took the time to map their language).

Trivia Mel Blanc auditioned for the voice of C-3PO.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z_OjTojCNm0
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 10:01:01 AM
#6
Data

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/4/4f/Data%2C_2366.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130529102644&path-prefix=en)

127 Points, 7 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #3 goflyblind

Program Be a person

Data is an android starfleet officer in the Star Trek franchise.  He was originally built by the scientist Noonien Soong, who was looking to create a unique artificial intelligence.  A tragedy left the world that Soong was on dead and Data was eventually discovered alive by Starfleet but with no memory of his past.  Data would go on to join Star Fleet and was a part of the crew of the USS Enterprise.  Data would go onto become one of the crew's most trusted members due to both his skill and his humanity.  He would also go on to learn more about his past, including androids built before him, as well as trying to become as human as possible.

Data wants more than anything to understand humanity and become human, to some degree.  He constantly experiments with himself, trying to find capabilities that would allow him to be more human.  He sometimes succeeds, sometimes by accident (such as when he learned of his ability to dream) and sometimes through hard work, such as his hit and miss attempts to become an artist in many fields.  Data has a positronic brain, which is extremely powerful and whose limits even Data is uncertain about.  Data tends to be honest by nature, sometimes to a fault due to his inability to register social cues unless they are explicitly stated.  He also has a habit of getting hung up on trivia and minutiae, even when he should be focusing the conversation on something else.

Trivia The genesis for the creation of Data stemmed from an earlier television project by Gene Roddenberry. In 1974, Roddenberry created an unsold pilot for a proposed series called The Questor Tapes (1974), which centered around an android studying humanity while seeking his creator. This was combined with the concept of Xon the emotion-curious Vulcan from the Star Trek: Phase II proposal of the 1970s, to coalesce into Data.

https://www.youtube.com/v/vMKtKNZw4Bo
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Post by: Russoguru on May 22, 2018, 10:14:20 AM
You know, i really, really liked Data... then Star Trek Generations happened.
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Post by: linszoid on May 22, 2018, 12:01:56 PM
I can only think of four likely candidates to fill the final five spots. One is definitely going to be a surprise for me.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 01:53:48 PM
#5
Marvin the Paranoid Android

(https://www.theinquirer.net/w-images/e0b07136-8b1b-41e3-92c5-b2193da8f02e/3/MarvintheParanoidAndroidHitchikersGuidetotheGalaxy-580x358.jpg)

170 Points, 9 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Charles Castle, goflyblind, and Lunquewill

Program Being a bummer

Marvin, AKA Marvin the Paranoid Android, is a robot who appeared in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy franchise.  Marvin was a prototype for a failed line of robots called Genuine People Personalities.  Marvin later became a part of the crew of the Heart of Gold, captained by the absentee president of the galaxy and the self-appointed coolest guy in the universe Zaphod Beeblebrox.  When the crew is teleported into the future, they find that Marvin had been waiting for them for 576,000,003,579 years (he counted them).

Marvin is best known for two things: having the "brain the size of a planet" and being incredibly depressing.  Marvin's main complaint is that despite his super-intelligence, he almost never gets to use more than the tiniest fraction of it, chafing at the idea that instead he is sent to do mundane tasks.  He also seems to have a negative opinion of all things, even when said dislikes would appear to be contradictory.  When kidnapped by the bellicose Krikkit robots and tied to the interfaces of their intelligent war computer, Marvin simultaneously manages to plan the entire planet's military strategy, solve "all of the major mathematical, physical, chemical, biological, sociological, philosophical, etymological, meteorological and psychological problems of the Universe except his own, three times over", and compose a number of lullabies.

The only time he felt sort of happy was when
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Trivia Marvin does not actually display signs of paranoia, though Zaphod refers to him as "the Paranoid Android". Nor does he show any signs of mania, though Ford refers to him as a "manically depressed robot". He remains consistently morose throughout. In fact, he exhibits remarkable stoicism, being willing to wait hundreds of billions of years for his employers.

https://www.youtube.com/v/q4P3pvKmbsg
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 22, 2018, 03:45:57 PM
Yay, I as starting to think Marvin wouldn't make the list.

Even though he was alive 37 times longer than the universe he never did manage to get those diodes down his left side replaced...  :'(
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Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 22, 2018, 04:31:31 PM
Nice to see C3P0 getting some respect. In Kevin Smith's epic spoken review of The Last Jedi, it was funny how he was pointing out that nobody seems to acknowledge C3P0 much. Legendary and hilarious droid that guy.

Also legendary and hilarious, gotta love Data. Recently watched TNG season 6 episode 18, Starship Mine, when Data is learning about making small talk and enthusiastically impersonating that guy who is an exuberant small talker, that was legendary.

On Marvin, I've seen both of those live action adaptations, and have had the books on my pile forever. Gotta read those.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 22, 2018, 05:14:35 PM
Was Marvin in the movie? I can't recall because it's been so long since I've seen it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 22, 2018, 06:42:32 PM
Was Marvin in the movie? I can't recall because it's been so long since I've seen it.

Yes, but I didn't like the design, big round head on small body.

Also, he was voiced by Alan Rickman, great choice but after the radio and TV shows it was really hard to hear Marvin with a new voice.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 07:51:57 AM
Was Marvin in the movie? I can't recall because it's been so long since I've seen it.

Yes, but I didn't like the design, big round head on small body.


I never saw the movie, but I wasn't a fan of the design either, mostly because I always imagine Marvin as a clunky, boxy 1950's-style robot.  Still, the big round head is actually kind of a cute touch, since he constantly talks about having a brain the size of a planet...

Last day, last four entries.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 07:52:43 AM
#4
R2-D2

(https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/star-wars-r2-d2-legendary-scale-feature-400155.jpg)

185 Points, 13 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 MartyS (Gromit)

Program Astromech

R2-D2 is an astromech droid who appears in the Star Wars franchise.  Let's skip over the prequels again, and start with the good movies.  A droid for the rebellion, he was granted a secret message for an important figure in the rebellion, Princess Leia Organa, to Obi Wan Kenobi.  He eventually was found by farmer Luke Skywalker who took him to Obi Wan.  R2-D2 then joined Luke, Obi Wan, his friend C-3PO, smuggler Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca on a mission to the Death Star.  Since then, R2-D2 has proven himself a powerful ally of the rebellion, often assisting Luke as a pilot and using his abilities to save his friends.

R2-D2 is often partnered with the droid C-3PO and often acts much more impulsively than his friend.  He is also more brave and clever, often showing up C-3PO's naysaying with his own abilities and despite the fact that he is not built for combat, his ingenuity has served him well in protecting his friends.  R2 contains a number of tools including rocket booster, holoprojector/recorder, periscope, fire extinguisher, hidden lightsaber compartment with ejector, small saw, electro-shock prod (electric shock), data probe, utility arm, and a life-form scanner.

Trivia George Lucas came up with the name R2-D2 during post-production of American Graffiti (1973). One of the sound crew wanted Lucas to retrieve Reel #2 of the Second Dialogue track. In post-production parlance, this came out as, "Could you get R2-D2 for me?" Lucas liked the sound of that and noted it down for future use.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ELPlgKB9n8E
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 23, 2018, 09:44:39 AM
So I think we ALL know what two robots will be in the top three... the question is what order they'll be in, and whether or not one of them will somehow be number one.

My guess is that it'll be
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Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 12:12:29 PM
#3
Tom Servo

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/mst3k/images/0/04/Season_11_Tom_Servo.png/revision/latest?cb=20170822010641)

229 Points, 13 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Darth Geek

Program Mockery

Tom Servo is a bot who appears in the TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Servo was one of 3 (possibly four.  Has it been established Cambot was built by Joel or was he just on the ship already?) robots made by Joel Robinson to keep him company in the Satelilte of Love after he was Stranded in Space (unlike the movie "Stranded in Space" in which no one is stranded in space.)  As Joel was being subjected to bad movies in an attempt to drive him insane, Tom and one of the other bots, Crow, would watch the movies with him, mocking them to keep their sanity.  Joel would go onto leave and Tom and Crow lived with the new test subject Mike Nelson for a while.  Eventually, they escaped and Tom and Crow lived in with Mike for a while.  Later, for reasons unknown, Tom and Crow returned to the Satelite of Love and became part of the tests once more, this time with Jonah Heston as the test subject.

Tom Servo, like Crow, is known for his acerbic wit and fun-loving attitude.  Though as much of a goofball as the other members of the crew, he is often more of an intellectual, both with surprising scientific acumen (though usually not as much as Gypsy) and has more sophisticated tastes in art (most of the time).  Tom, however, can get easily flustered in hard situations to the point where he will break down crying quite easily.  He also has an underwear collection that he is particularly proud of.  He and Crow see each other as brothers, which leads to both affection and friction between the two.  Servo also has a large number of duplicates throughout the ship.  It is also likely that, several times over, the Servo we know might not be the same as the original.

Trivia Servo was named after a candy dispenser called Servotron. J. Elvis Weinstein, who played Servo for the first two seasons, gave him the first name Tom.

https://www.youtube.com/v/K_rE-p9fgIM
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2018, 12:38:59 PM
I can hear Tom start crying already.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 23, 2018, 12:39:30 PM
Well, I guess I was... sort of, kind of, almost on the right track. So I'm guessing now that it'll be
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Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2018, 12:42:20 PM
Has it been established Cambot was built by Joel or was he just on the ship already?
My assumption was always that Dr. Forrester had the camera there to keep track of his subject, and Joel made it into an independent robot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2018, 12:45:23 PM
I didn't even intend to, but as soon as I started reading the description of Tom I read it in Kevin Murphy's voice.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 23, 2018, 01:44:28 PM
Thought for the next list (before I forget it again): Top 50 Sports (real and fictional).
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 23, 2018, 03:10:57 PM
Tom Servo and R2D2, I gotta say, they're cool dudes.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 03:46:59 PM
#2
Bender

(https://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/5XCC/FXK6CTLA/FQR5XCCFXK6CTLA.LARGE.jpg)

249 Points, 13 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Charles Castle, Cole Stratton, goflyblind, Linszoid, and Pak-Man

Program Bending

Bender Bending Rodríguez is a drunken robot in the TV series "Futurama".  Created in the late 30th century, Bender was built to bend steal girders.  However, he decided to quit when he discovered that the girders he bent were made to make suicide booths.  While attempting to commit suicide in a suicide booth, he met Fry, a young man from the 20th century who needed a job.  Together with Leela, a Fate Assignment Officer who decides she wants to change jobs.  The three of them end up joining the Planet Express delivery company, where Bender becomes the company's chef.

Bender is a heavy drinker, due to the fact that robots run on alcohol and he acts the most drunken when denying himself drinks.  He is a criminal and often delights in cruelty, ripping people off and violence and is more likely to do a job if it is a criminal endevour.  He has many vices and is extremely proud of them and his ability to indulge in them in extreme ways, if possible.  Despite his rude and crude attitude, Bender does have a sensative side and shows empathy for turtles, one of the few lifeforms he has empathy for.  He also is easily upset when people, especially his best friend Fry, treat him differently or ignore him, often causing him to act out or manipulate people to get attention.  Bender have many passions, including a desire to be a folk singer and a love of cooking, despite the fact that his inability to judge the taste of food makes him a terrible cook.
Bender's chest also contains a small door that seems to be able to keep a ridiculous amount of things in them. 

Trivia Matt Groening modeled the look of Bender after the robot Necron 99/Peace from the 1977 Ralph Bakshi animated post-apocalyptic fantasy film Wizards (1977).

https://www.youtube.com/v/1sNMHdaJx5c
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 23, 2018, 04:13:13 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/4bf90148648cd5ba34522f10e246137e/tenor.gif?itemid=5618445)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 23, 2018, 04:22:09 PM
I prefer Otto quite frankly, but since he's not robots he's not legally allowed on this list. But his name sounds kinda like a robot name.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 23, 2018, 04:29:02 PM
Damn! Could this possibly mean that number one is... is....
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Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 23, 2018, 04:29:59 PM
Crow is a good dude, and while he's a robot, I always kinda wondered if he's a muppet as well. Maybe a distant relative is a muppet in his family.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 23, 2018, 05:17:26 PM
Damn! Could this possibly mean that number one is... is....
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Nope, it's going to be
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Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 23, 2018, 05:23:14 PM
I'm frankly surprised that
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didn't make the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 23, 2018, 05:38:00 PM
I still need to play that game.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 05:40:06 PM
#1
CROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/p4q7YGegZRc/hqdefault.jpg)

262 Points, 13 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Darth Geek

Program Mockery

Crow T. Robot is a robot from the TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.  When Joel Robinson was launched into space and forced to watch bad movies, he created robots to keep him company.  Crow was one of them and help Joel watch and make fun of bad movies in order to help him keep his sanity.  Tom Servo was built with Crow and the two acted like brothers.  Sometime after Joel escaped and Mike Nelson replaced him, the gang entered the end of the universe and turned into pure energy.  However, Crow returned to his corporeal form not long after and decided to hang around the ship for nearly 500 years, causing him to go a bit senile.  Later, he escaped the Satilite of Love and lived with Tom and Mike in an apartment.  For reasons unknown, Crow and Tom returned to the S.O.L. and are now living with new test subject Jonah Heston.

Crow T. Robot is a bit more immature than Tom Servo, or at least he has fewer pretensions about his own perceived maturity than Tom.  He's also the most impulsive member of the crew, often coming up with plans that he rarely thinks through.  Crow is also the one in the theatre to take a joke too far, for which he is reprimanded.  Later on, he became a bit more irritable and bitter and is easily confused.  He also has aspirations of being a filmmaker, often with ill-conceived projects like Chocolate Jones and the Temple of Funk and his passion project Earth Vs. Soup.  Out of all of the crew, Crow gets along rather well with mad scientist Pearl Forrester, who she refers to as "Art".

Trivia Crow T. Robot's middle initial stands for "The".

https://www.youtube.com/v/iIjqHvD_cxA
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 23, 2018, 05:46:13 PM
Called it! Well, on my third prediction I did anyway

1.   Optimus Prime
2.   Hal 9000
3.   V.i.n.cent
4.   GLADoS
5.   Maximillian
6.   K-9
7.   HK-47
8.   The Vision
9.   Tom Servo
10.   Crow T. Robot
11.   The Crimebuster (From “Heartbeeps”)
12.   R2-D2
13.   BB-8
14.   Bender
15.   The Terminator (T-800)
16.   Ultron
17.   ED 209
18.   Tars
19.   Gypsy
20.   4-Lom
21.   The Major (From Hellsing Ultimate)
22.   Barry (From Archer)
23.   T-1000
24.   Nomad
25.   Cambot
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: goflyblind on May 23, 2018, 05:54:10 PM
01. Bender (Futurama)
02. Marvin (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
03. Data (Star Trek)
04. Opportunity (rover)
05. Crow T. Robot (MST3k)
06. Curiosity (rover)
07. BMO (Adventure Time)
08. BB-8 (Star Wars)
09. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)
10. Kryten (Red Dwarf)
11. Venera 13 (probe) --> images from the surface of venus! https://www.space.com/18551-venera-13.html
12. K2SO (Rogue One)
13. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
14. WALL-E (WALL-E)
15. Roberto (Futurama)
16. Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
17. Robot Devil (Futurama)
18. Lore (Star Trek)
19. Baymax (Big Hero 6)
20. Calculon (Futurama)
21. HK-47 (Star Wars)
22. T-1000 (Terminator 2)
23. Adam (The Outer Limits)
24. Linguo (The Simpsons)
25. Fel Reaver (Warcraft)

very sad about no real ones on the list. :'(
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2018, 06:02:21 PM
Curiosity was REALLY close to making it, as it was near the bottom of someone else's list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: RVR II on May 23, 2018, 06:03:03 PM
1-The Borg
2-Hal 9000 (?)
3-Bit – Tron
4-Crow
5-Tom Servo
6-Gypsy
7-R2D2
8-C3PO
9-Dalek
10-Data – ST TNG
11-WarMech – Final Fantasy
12-Twiggie – Buck Rogers
13-Muffy the Dagget – Battlestar Galactica
14-VIncent – The Black Hole
15-BOB – The Black Hole
16-Maximilian – The Black Hole
17-Johnny Cab – Total Recall
18-BB-8
19- Dot Matrix – Space Balls
20- T-800 – The Terminator
21- T-1000 Terminator 2
22- Lost in Space - The Robot
23- IG-88, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
24- Robo Cop
25- Bender - Futurama
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 23, 2018, 06:15:04 PM
No ROTOR? This makes the emotionless robot angry!

(https://horriblyamazingfilms.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/rotor-angry.gif?w=700)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 23, 2018, 06:18:20 PM
Bender
Crow T Robot
Tom Servo
R2D2
C3P0
BB8
Calculon - Futurama

ROTOR - R.O.T.O.R.
Hedonism Bot - Futurama
Johnny 5 - Short Circuit

Dot Matrix - Spaceballs
Max - Flight of the Navigator
The Terminator
Jet Jaguar - Godzilla vs Megalon
Robot Santa - Futurama

The Donbot - Futurama
Preacherbot - Futurama
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Elle - Starcrash
HAL 9000 - 2001
Clamps - Futurama
Robot Devil - Futurama

Valeria - Robot Holocaust
Lost in Space robot
That creepy robot in Rocky 4
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2018, 07:37:09 PM
Good job with the list, JU.

Here's mine. Most of them made it.

1. Crow T Robot
2. Tom Servo
3. ED-209
4. Bender
5. Robocop
6. Gypsy Danger (Pacific Rim 2013)
7. Optimus Prime
8. 80s Robot (The Muppets 2011)
9. T-1000 (Terminator 2)
10. Mechagodzilla
11. ABC Warrior (Judge Dredd 1995)
12. WALL-E
13. Megatron
14. Tic Tok (Return to Oz 1985)
15. Powerloader (Aliens)
16. BB-8
17. T-800 (Terminator)
18. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit 1986)
19. The Cooker (Wallace and Gromit A Grand Day Out)
20. Sentinels (Matrix 1999)
21. K-2SO (Rogue One 2016)
22. R2-D2
23. H.E.L.P.eR. (Venture Brothers)
24. Hedonismbot
25. Gypsy (MST3K)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 23, 2018, 08:15:24 PM
Thanks for hosting this excellent countdown! And kudos to Crow! Here be my list:

01. Cutie Honey (Cutie Honey)
02. Mega Man
03. Mobile Suit Gundam
04. Optimus Prime (Transformers)
05. Megazord (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers [footage from Zyuranger])
06. Mazinger Z
07. Skull One (Macross)
08. The Terminator
09. MechaGodzilla
10. Canti (FLCL)
11. Melfina (Outlaw Star)
12. Bloodberry (Saber Marionette J)
13. Gunbuster (Gunbuster)
14. Arcee (Transformers)
15. Jet Jaguar
16. Macross (Macross)
17. Rudy Roughnight (Wild Arms)
18. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)
19. Godannar (Godannar)
20. Gurren Lagann (Gurren Lagann)
21. R2D2 (Star Wars)
22. Naomi Armitage (Armitage III)
23. Robot Batman (Batman TAS)
24. Atlas (Battletech)
25. Nine-Ball (Armored Core)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 23, 2018, 08:35:43 PM
My list was well-represented!

1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2. H.E.L.P.eR. (Venture Bros.)
3. Josef (Machinarium)
4. Marvin (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
5. Optimus Prime (Transformers)
6. Gir (Invader Zim)
7. Mega Man (Mega Man)
8. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
9. '80s Robot (The Muppets)
10. BB-8 (Star Wars)
11. Baymax (Big Hero 6)
12. Megatron (Transformers)
13. Wall*E (Wall*E)
14. K-2SO (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
15. HK-47 (Knights of the Old Republic)
16. Crow T. Robot (MST3K)
17. Iron Giant (The Iron Giant)
18. Sentinels (X-Men)
19. C-3PO (Star Wars)
20. B9 (Lost in Space)
21. Tom Servo (MST3K)
22. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)
23. T-800 (Terminator)
24. Mechagodzilla (Godzilla)
25. Voltron (Voltron)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 23, 2018, 08:44:26 PM
Mine:

1   R2D2            From: Star Wars
2   Robby The Robot   From: Forbidden Planet
3   Bender         From: Futurama
4   Tom Servo         From: MST3K
5   Crow            From: MST3K
6   Marvin the Paranoid Android   From: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
7   Robot Devil      From: Futurama
8   Kryten         From: Red Dwarf
9   Data            From: Star Trek TNG
10   WALL-E         From: WALL-E
11   C3PO            From: Star Wars
12   790            From: Lexx
13   Gypsy         From: MST3K
14   K9            From: Doctor Who
15   Calculon         From: Futurama
16   T-800 Terminator   From: Terminator 2
17   K2SO            From: Star Wars
18   Buffybot         From: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
19   Class B-9-M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot  "The Robot"   From: Lost in Space
20   GERTY         From: Moon
21   Fix-it bots         From: Batteries Not Included
22   Gort            From: The Day The Earth Stood Still
23   Iron Giant         From: The Iron Giant
24   NOMAD         From: Star Trek TOS
25   The Replicators      From: Stargate SG-1
      

Just realized I didn't have BB-8 on my list, wasn't on my big list either, opps, there's always one that falls through the cracks, probably would have put him somewhere between 15 and 20.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: George-2.0 on May 23, 2018, 09:58:11 PM
Good work as usual, but as for the list there was too much Futurama for my blood. And no B-9, strange. Thought he was a gimme?

But my biggest brain fart was Ava from Ex Machina, who I called -in my write-up- the greatest femme fatale in sci-fi since Maria in Metropolis (so how could I forget her?)

1. Mechagodzilla
2. Maschinenmensch, Metropolis
3. Crow T Robot
4. Gort
5. The Iron Giant
6. Kryton (Red Dwarf)


7. Backlash (Battlebot) – In hind-site I should have put him at #3. I actually own a mini working Backlash and have gabbed with its creator in the past (nice guy) and cheered his bot on his championship run one season. 'Lash actually went to the finals another time, but was so beat up from earlier matches that it didn't last long.

8. Tom Servo
9. The Vision
10. Ed-209
11. Robby the Robot


12. M-11 The Human Robot – Parker's “Agents of Atlas” was such a neat little comic. I was hoping we had another fan of that book (and this bot) on the forum.

13. Ziggo (Battlebot) – Cool spinner bot. Was named after a cat (with the image of a cat on the bot)

14. T-800, Terminator
15. T-1000, Terminator

16. Gerty (Moon)
17. Machine Man (Marvel Comics)
18. Red Tornado (DC Comics)
19. Platinum (Metal Men)
20. Astro Boy
21. Jet Jaguar
22. Sentinels (X-Men)
23. Ultron
24. Bishop (Aliens)
25. Awesome Andy (especially in Dan Slott's She-Hulk)

Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: stethacantus on May 23, 2018, 10:09:20 PM
My list with a few notes on the more obscure robots.

#1 IDAK  Omega 17
How could I not rank one of the IDAK androids at #1 on my list?  Back before Atari released the first gaming system, the phone was something attached to the wall and was only capable of making phone calls, there was only three television networks and the PC was still a decade away, kids would entertain themselves by playing outside with their other friends.  And what we did back then was use our imagination. You probably heard of games like "Cowboys and Indians" or "Cops and Robbers". Basically a forerunner of RPG where everyone pretended to be a character and improvised, usually recreating a scene from a movie or television show. We would do the same thing with television shows.  Whenever a group of four to fifteen kids would get together to play "Lost in Space" inevitably there would be a fight over who got to be the most popular character, what we called back then the "Crush, Kill, Destroy" robot. The "Crush, Kill, Destroy" robot made it into games of other shows, including"Star Trek",  "Space 1999", faced off against "Superman", and even made an appearance in a game of "Gilligan's Island".  ( Poor Gilligan. ) Even after Star Wars came out we would discus how more awesome the movie would have been if the "Crush, Kill, Destroy" robot had been in it.


#2 Robot Santa

#3 Bender

#4 Crow T Robot

#5 Tom Servo

#6 790

#7 Box
From the movie Logan's Run, Box was created and programed to collect and freeze food for the Domed City. When pollution and radiation eventually killed off sea life, Dome City switched to farming fish in aquariums. The problem was that no one bothered to deactivate Box. Left alone with nothing to freeze for hundreds of years, Box gradually went insane, freezing whatever unlucky animal occasionally came into his cave. Eventually Runners looking for a way to escape from Dome City began using Box's cave. No longer able to distinct between animals and humans, Box began freezing and storing any Runner he caught, which was probably all of them. His reign of terror finally came to an end when Logan and Jessica passed through his cave. Logan, a former Sandman, was armed with something no other Runner had; a blaster.

#8 Maria  ( Metropolis )

#9 Roberto

#10 Mars Pathfinder
The only real life robot to make my list, Mars Pathfinder was the first mobile robot to be sent to Mars. Pathfinder consisted of a lander/ base station and a rover called Sojourner that could travel away some distance and return with soil and rock samples.


#11 Robot Devil

#12 Gypsy

#13 Hedonismbot

#14 The Turk
Built in 1770, The Turk was exhibited throughout Europe as a mechanical man who could not only play chess, but won most of his matches. The entire unit was a cabnet with a chess board on top, and an automated man in a Turkish outfit permanently seated next to it.  Before each match the cabnet was opened to show there was nothing in it other than gears. The back of the mechanical man itself was opened up to show it was full of gears and pulleys and could not possibly be a costume.The Turk went through different owners, eventually ending up at a museum in Philadelphia where it was destroyed in a fire in 1854. It had always been assumed The Turk was some sort of magic trick and not an actual mechanical marvel. Decades after it's destruction, the son of it's final owner claimed that mirrors concealed a secret compartment where a chess expert hid inside the cabnet, working The Turk like a puppet.

#15 Gunslinger 
Before there was Westworld the series, there was the classic 70s science fiction movie Westworld( 1973 ), followed by it's sequel Futureworld ( 1976 ). The first film was written and directed by Michael Crichton in a plot he would basically recycle for Jurassic Park. An amusement park for the rich called Delos allows visitors to interact with androids who look exactly like humans. Delos had three sections, Medievalworld, Roanworld and Westworld. Each had buildings and landscapes that resembled the three eras, and were full of androids the guests were welcome to kill. For example, you could fight and beat an android gladiator in Romanworld, or joust with an android knight in Medievalworld. In Westworld you could get into shootouts with android gunslingers. However, something goes wrong with the basic programming and the androids who were suppose to lose, instad begin killing the guests. One of the most dangerous of the androids is known only as Gunslinger ( Yul Brynner ) stalks and kills almost all of the guests at Westworld. In the sequel Futureworld Delos is reopened with promises the androids now have failsafes to prevent them from harming humans. Westworld, where most of the carnage took place, is replaced with two other themed areas, Spaceworld and Futureworld. The only cast member from the original to return was Yul Brynner as The Gunslinger. but only in a dream sequence as Yul only agreed to one days work.

#16 Calculon

#17 Tik Tok

#18 Elektro
Built in 1938 an put on exhibit for the first time at the1939 Worlds Fair, Elektro performed for audiences and showed them the latest Westinghouse products. In reality Elektro was an earlier version of an audio-animatronic, no different than the ones on display at the Disney parks. A human host folowed a script, reacting to  Elekrto's pre programmed movements and pre-recorded dialog, giving him the appearance of having artificial intelligence. 


#19 Mechagodzilla

#20 The Iron Giant

#21 K-9

#22 Jet Jaguar

#23 Ro-Man from the movie Robot Monster

#24 C3-PO

#25 R2-D2
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2018, 03:06:42 AM
And no B-9, strange. Thought he was a gimme?


Me too.  I actually went and double checked since I thought I made a mistake, but no, I did the math.  He appeared on four lists, but he only acquired 19 points overall.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: ColeStratton on May 24, 2018, 11:57:39 AM
Here's my list!

1.   Bender (Futurama)
2.   Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)
3.   ‘80s Robot (The Muppets)
4.   Baymax (Big Hero 6)
5.   Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

6.   Tik-Tok (Return to Oz/Oz Books)
7.   Watson
8.   Marvin the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
9.   Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
10.   Tom Servo (MST3k)
11.   Crow T. Robot (MST3k)
12.   V.I.N.CENT (The Black Hole)
13.   Max (Flight of the Navigator)

14.   V.I.C.I. (Small Wonder)
15.   WALL-E (WALL-E)
16.   Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet)

17.   Jinx (Spacecamp)
18.   Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
19.   Eva (Ex Machina)
20.   R2D2 (Star Wars)
21.   BB-8 (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

22.   The Electric Grandmother (Ray Bradbury short story)
23.   Bubo (The Clash of the Titans)
24.   GERTY (Moon)
25.   Bishop (Aliens)
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 24, 2018, 12:16:21 PM
I am disappointed that no real robots made the list.

Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 24, 2018, 12:16:49 PM
22.   The Electric Grandmother (Ray Bradbury short story)

That's a neat choice. I loved the made-for-TV movie back in the day, and the episode of Twilight Zone that came before it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on May 24, 2018, 12:19:24 PM
That creepy robot in Rocky 4

I had that as number 11.  I think if we hadn't named them differently, it would have made the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: linszoid on May 24, 2018, 12:56:35 PM
That creepy robot in Rocky 4

I had that as number 11.  I think if we hadn't named them differently, it would have made the list.

Not unless someone else had him. An entry needed 23 points to make the list. Between us that robot had 16 points.
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2018, 04:01:32 PM
1. BMO (Adventure Time)
2. Wall-E
3. Bender (Futurama)

4. Robot Man (AKA Cliff Steele)
5. Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
6. K-2SO
7. R2-D2
8. BB-8
9. Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
10. Tom Servo (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
11. Arale Norimaki (Dr. Slump)
12. C-3P0
13. ASTAR  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km4f-eRE4Kc)(PSA)
14. The Iron Giant
15. Marvin the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
16. Buffybot (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
17. Awesome Andy (AKA Awesome Android) Marvel Universe
18. Joe Pi (Top 10)
19. HK-47 (Knights of the Old Republic)
20. Scud, the Disposable Assassin
21. Astro Boy
22. Mr. Butlertron (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEoa4E-lWzM)
23. Skeets (DC Universe)
24. Kryten (Red Dwarf)
25. Mega Man
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 24, 2018, 05:51:36 PM
Seeing the name Andy made me think of deputy Andy from Eureka, another favorite that I completely forgot about.  There were several cool robots on that show...
Title: Re: List of Crap #109: Top 50 Robots Countdown! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Post by: Russoguru on May 24, 2018, 10:15:09 PM
If I could redo my list, it would look something like this.
1. Optimus Prime
2. Vincent
3. Megaman
4. Tom Servo
5. Crow T. Robot
6. Maximillian
7. HK-47
8. BB-8
9. R2-D2
10. The Vision
11. Hal-9000
12. Bender
13. Data
14. The Daleks
15. Nebula(From Guardians of the Galaxy)
16. K-9
17. Ultron
18. IG-88
19. Megatron
20. L3-37
21. GLaDOS
22. Nardole
23. Cambot
24. 4-Lom
25. Tars