Nerd Fight Poll: Who’s the best robot in TV / Film
Hello all you Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
We are back, with our first Nerd Fight of the Spring Season! Thanks to National Robotics week coming into play, it kick-started the nerds at malice corp to start another fight. So welcome back one and all, and I hope this fight proves to be just as great as last. We are here to celebrate the wonderful world of robotics. Real Life artificial Intelligent robots are slightly creepy, but the ones who grace our movie and small screens are amazing. There are so many awesome robots to choose from, from the world of Wall-E and Baymax, to the droids that inhabit a galaxy far far away. So without further ramblings from me, here are the Robot contestants for the Nerd Fight:
The Cheeky Robot from Futurama is definitely a memorable choice on this list. He was made in Tijuana, and drinks copious amounts of alcohol to recharge his fuel cells, but weirdly shows symptoms similar to intoxication when he stops. When he burps, fire comes out of his mouth. He gambles, smokes cigars, consorts with hooker-bots, has 100,000 terabytes of porn on his hard drive. How do you hate foul mouthed fire burping Robot I ask you?
2. Johnny 5
Johnny 5 is the fictional robotic star of the movies Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 and a TV special called Hot Cars, Cold Facts. He is a former military robot imbued with intelligence and sentience by a lightning bolt. He is considered to be alive in the philosophical sense, as he has emotions and is self-aware. He is a curious robot, and though designed by the military is more of a pacifist in nature. He loves his books and his television, and not harming other humans, which makes him a fantastic robot in my book.
Lieutenant Commander Data was a Soong-type android, the first and only such being to ever enter Starfleet. Data was created in the 2330s and was destroyed in 2379, sacrificing himself to save the crew of the USS Enterprise-E. Data’s physical and mental capabilities were far superior to that of virtually any organic or cybernetic humanoid. His strength was such that he was capable of casually holding a 1950’s automobile at bay against the full force of its engine with a single hand. Data tried become more Human in his behavior, though it didn’t always go well. His attempts at humor were not successful, nor were his attempts at romance and love. All in all he was a valuable part of the enterprise.
A smart, spunky droid serving a multitude of masters over its lifetime, R2 never had a full memory wipe resulting in an adventurous and independent attitude. Oftentimes finding himself in pivotal moments in galactic history, his bravery and ingenuity saved the galaxy time and time again. He doesn’t need words to communicate his feelings, and there is no situation he won’t drag C-3PO into to save the day.
Marvin, aka the Paranoid emo robot, voiced by the late great Alan Rickman. An integral part of the Hitchhiker’s guide story, the robot with the brain the size of a planet keeps the ship moving. He’s bored and depressed most of the time, and yet keeps doing whatever needs to be done. He just complains the whole time.
The robot that graced the Screens during Buck Rodgers reign. Due to Buck Rogers’ 20th Century terminologies and references, and that Twiki was a friend rather than a servant, Twiki has emulated Buck’s sense of humor. His Bidi-bidi-bidi-bidi robot language is considered by some an homage to Star Wars’ R2-D2’s binary chirps, beeps, and whistles. However it actually is a direct homage to Mel Blanc, the voice of Porky Pig. Bidi-bidi-bidi sounds like a robotic version of Porky Pig’s `b’deep, b’deep, b’deep that’s all, folks!’
I am not gonna lie, my most recent favorite adaptation of this was in the final battle during Ready Player 1. I thought graphically it was very well done and it was just fun to see it there kicking ass. Mechagodzilla was created by the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center and controlled by its military branch G-Force. It was essentially created to counter Godzilla and keep the country safe. Though as we all know it didn’t succeed in it’s task, it did leave us with the valuable lesson that real ;ife trumps artificial life every single time.
Time To Vote
There you have it folks, those are this week’s combatants. Vote for your favorite AI to come across the television and Movie screens. And if you feel another is more worthy tell us below in the comments. Also, if you want to see why we chose who we did then make sure to listen to this week’s podcast. You can find it either at Podcasts.com or YouTube. Heck, while your there you can even subscribe and that way you’ll know when our next podcast is airing. Voting goes until April 27th, 11:59:59 PM PST. So, don’t dilly dally. Get your vote in and help give someone on the podcast bragging rights for this week.