Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 8 - Best Robot / Android

I really wanted to choose Kryten from Red Dwarf but I've decided to try and get out of the British Invaders box as much as I can for the rest of this challenge. I almost went for the R. Daneel Olivaw character from Asimov's Caves of Steel which I have blogged about before. However I am sitting at my desk wearing a t-shirt that bears the slogan "Klaatu Barada Nikto" so it has got to be a robot who sort of terrified me as a kid even though he's basically a goodie working for a benevolent alien. It must me something about his size, his stillness and, of course, he has a death ray as all good 1950s science fiction films demanded. It's Gort from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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