Robots in Fiction and Folklore

Robots are machines, especially those programmable by computers, capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots also consist of androids/synthetics (humanoid robots that are designed to look and act like a human), cyborgs (cybernetic organism is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. ), and AI (self-aware machines that have human-level intelligence). This post will focus on different examples including those in literature, film, television, comics, animation, and video games. List of Robot Powers and Abilities in Fiction In Film: Top 10 Robots in Film Another Top 10 Robots in Film…

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List of Robot Powers and Abilities in Fiction

Robots are machines created to fulfill specific functions.  This list also includes androids, cyborgs, and artificial intelligence.  This list was inspired by the List of Vampire Traits in Folklore and Fiction on Wikipedia, albeit a few modifications. Technological Abilities Super Strength – Typically robotic characters are stronger than their human counterparts.  Their strengths vary depending on the make, model, and the materials their made from. Super Durability – T-800 Terminators are extremely resistant to small arms fire with high caliber bullets being able to penetrate their armored chassis.  Some robots are heavily…

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Can the Terminator Franchise Make a Comeback? | Breaker Debates Ep.60

Welcome to the 60th episode of Breaker Debates.  “The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves”. One of the most awesome things from one of the most influential sci fi action series of all time. Now, the latest films have not been all that great but we’re here to talk about the Terminator franchise and where it can go from here.

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Top 20 Robots in Film Pt.2

Welcome to the science fiction realm where we’ll be listing our favorite robots, androids, and cyborgs characters in film. 20. Annalee Call – Alien: Resurrection (1997) Annalee Call was an Auton and an engineer aboard the smuggling ship the Betty. She acted as a sleeper agent aboard the Betty with the aim of killing Ripley 8 before the Xenomorph Queen gestating inside of her could be harvested for study. 19. ED-209 – RoboCop (1987) The Enforcement Droid, Series 209, or ED-209, are a fully-automated series of peacekeeping machines created by Omni Consumer Products. Currently, the units are programmed for urban pacification, but OCP has also…

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The Matrix Reloaded Review

The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 science fiction, action film directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Gloria Foster. The film serves as a sequel to the 1999’s The Matrix and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy and is set six months after the events of the first film and follows Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus who learn that an army of Sentinels tunneling toward Zion and that the rogue program Agent Smith has returned. Positives: Great performances by the…

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Top 20 Robots in Film

Welcome to the science fiction realm where we’ll be listing our favorite robots, androids, and cyborgs characters in film. 20. Lt. Commander Data – Star Trek Generations (1994) Lieutenant Commander Data was a Soong-type android, the first and only such being to ever enter Starfleet. 19. Marvin – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Marvin, the Paranoid Android, is one of many failed prototypes of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation’s GPP (Geniune People Personalities) technology, who suffers from severe depression and boredom.  He claims to be 50,000 times more intelligent than a human. 18. Pris…

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The Matrix Review

The Matrix is a 1999 sci fi, action film directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.  The film is the first in The Matrix film trilogy and follows a computer programmer named Neo who learns the truth that his reality is a simulation created by sentient machines who use the human population as an energy source.  Upon learning this truth he becomes drawn into a rebellion against the machines. Positives: Great performances by a talented cast, both main and supporting. Well-written…

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