Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen (13): My Favorite Robots

In honor of my meeting Anthony Daniels this week (the guy who plays C-3PO in Star Wars), I would like to list my favorite robots:

1. R2D2 from Star Wars – I have a theory that all six movies are actually about him, that he is the catalyst that makes everything happen. I think he knew a lot more than he said.

2. C-3PO from Star Wars – He is the most polite and annoying, but great nonetheless.

3. Twiki from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Always interested in what was going on in the 20th century. Frankly, so am I.

4. Data from Star Trek the Next Generation – He was striving to be more human, not knowing that he was more human than human.

5. Terminator – It was scary how he couldn’t be stopped.

6. Bubo - The Owl from Clash of the Titans. I’d love to have him flying around and helping me out. Besides, if money got tight, I could sell him for the gold.

7. HAL2000 from 2001—A Space Odyssey. What are you doing, Dave?

8. NS-5 from iRobot – Where can I get one of those robots? Cook, clean, carry your purse. Perfect! Except for the whole rounding up humans and trying to protect us from ourselves thing that they did.

9. Bender Bending Rodriguez – from Futurama. I’d love to have a few drinks with him.

10. Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover – How cool is it to have a real robot on Mars?

11. The Cylons of Battlestar Galactica – Very cool. Some are even sexy! Some don’t even know they are robots.

12. Bishop from Aliens. He could get chopped in half and still save a human.

13. The giant flying robots in “Sky Caption And The World Of Tomorrow”. They were just cool. I mean, 1940’s Art Deco cool.

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Natsthename said...

Now that's a cool 13! I love #5 from that silly 80's movie, "Short Circuit!" And those Cylons from the current BG are lots more menacing than the ones from the 70's show! It's soooo good!

Unknown said...

what about johnny 5 from short circuit?

Kendra said...

I love it! I know at least half of them so I must have grown up in the 80's. I would have added Fender from the new disney movie robots.

Amy The Black said...

BY THE WAY: I enjoyed the movie Short Circuit at the time, but Johnny 5 did not make this list because he annoys me too much!

Anonymous said...

great list, I remember watching all of the movies that you have. Thank you

my list is up

Tracy said...

R2D2 is my favorite! :)

My T13 is up! :)

Single But Taken said...

I must say c3p0, terminator, and bender are all my favs! So cool you got to/get to meet Anthony Daniels!!!

Single But Taken said...

I must say c3p0, terminator, and bender are all my favs! So cool you got to/get to meet Anthony Daniels!!!

Carmen said...

those cylons trip me out all that time! When's the next season start I wonder?

lisa said...

Great list! What a cool person to meet!

Anonymous said...

Great list, how cool that you got to meet Anthony Daniels! I'm a huge Star Wars and Star Trek nut - I totally agree on R2D2 and 3PO, and I love Data from Next Gen. I think the I,Robot robots are cool too. And, please, my absolute #1 favorite show is the new BSG, very cool Cylons.

Great list, have a wonderful day!

Christina said...

Great list! R2D2 was my favorite robot...Bender is pretty cool himself :D My DH actually met the guy who plays Data at a Star Trek convention (YIKES). Have a nice evening!

Susan said...

If someone would have asked me to name 13 robots prior to reading this blog...there is NO WAY I would have succeeded. Interesting list.

My TT is up here.

Anonymous said...

I once fell in love with a little space heater that looked like R2D2. It was cold and I think a substance was invovled.

My 13 are swimming laps.

Red said...

We want to know more about you meeting Anthony Daniels!

Are you familiar with Doctor Who? There’s a few cool robots on that.

The Shrone said...

I know this is way late, but have been doing some housekeeping with my RSS feeds. Anyhow, I love your list! Of course my favorite robot isn't mentioned. It's Crow T. Robot from MST3K. Yet, Bender will do as well!