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There's only one robot from Futurama for me... and unfortunately that's not him either.

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That's it for tonight.  More tomorrow!

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The Daleks



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.



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That's actually why the Daleks disappeared from the show for a while, I think.


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Maximillian



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.

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Megatron



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.

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Classy guy that Megatron, and my brother is a fan of Maximillian too


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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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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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That was actually Anthony Perkins who was... Killed by Maximilian. Scene always makes me go  :speechless:


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Got busy yesterday, so we'll have four entries today!



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Tik Tok



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

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HK-47



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.

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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.


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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.