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Started by darkhorse on Aug 3, 2021 7:59:05 AM
Your Favourite Film and TV Robots

Does Robbie float your boat?

Do you go gooey over Huey, Dewey and Louie?

Nominate your preferred metal mechanical mascot here.

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DishyFishy - 03 Aug 2021 08:37:44 (#1 of 58)

The sardonic droid from Rogue One

tasselhoff - 03 Aug 2021 08:48:16 (#2 of 58)

K-9 seemed pretty cool for a while.

Agaliarept - 03 Aug 2021 08:51:45 (#3 of 58)

The sardonic droid from Rogue One

K-2SO. Agree totally.

Although C.H.E.E.S.E from Friends is pretty good too.

popstar7 - 03 Aug 2021 09:02:52 (#4 of 58)

Not that little biddley-biddley fucker from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century anyway.

Pheeep - 03 Aug 2021 09:08:13 (#5 of 58)

Robbie from Return to the Forbidden Planet. Plays the trombone while roller skating.

ChankNolen - 03 Aug 2021 09:11:03 (#6 of 58)

Twiki was alright when voiced by Mel Blanc.

The really irritating one was the robot dog, Boxy, in Battlestar Galactica TOS. Him and the kid he was with should have been stuffed out of an airlock.

Arjuna - 03 Aug 2021 09:15:00 (#7 of 58)

I never knew Twiki was played by different actors

It is barely past nine o'clock and I have already increased my wealth of knowledge

May need a few hours for that one to sink in.

fogsake - 03 Aug 2021 09:30:50 (#8 of 58)

Ludwig the drone egg thing was far out.

darkhorse - 03 Aug 2021 09:30:59 (#9 of 58)

I have a vague feeling of remembering Twiki's voice changing. Didn't Metal Mickey's voice change with an actor replacement as well? The second is rarely as good.

Arjuna - 03 Aug 2021 09:38:01 (#10 of 58)

In fairness, could anyone have been as good as the first Metal Mickey? Big boots to fill.

FeudalClink - 03 Aug 2021 09:44:02 (#11 of 58)

Metal Micky can fuck off - hated him

DishyFishy - 03 Aug 2021 09:45:54 (#12 of 58)

What if George Lucas had decided to use acronyms instead of serial numbers for the droids? C3PO could have been Cybernetic UNiversal Translator.

TheExcession - 03 Aug 2021 09:52:11 (#13 of 58)

Some of the Cylon models in the BSG reboot had a certain appeal.

TommyDGNR8 - 03 Aug 2021 09:55:05 (#14 of 58)

Marvin from H2G2. The telly version was quite close to my mental image (which was basically one of the combatants in Raving Bonkers).

Tylenol - 03 Aug 2021 09:55:15 (#15 of 58)

Metal Mickey was voiced and operated by Johnny Edward, Bowie's guitarist in The Mannish Boys, who later put together and produced Renee and Renato. The Metal Mickey Show was directed by Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees but it originally appeared on Saturday Banana as Bill Oddies sidekick. It's Kevin Bacon all over again.

darkhorse - 03 Aug 2021 10:02:53 (#16 of 58)

Saturday Banana! I might watch this later.

https://youtu.be/PoPUFHoC2vM

Arjuna - 03 Aug 2021 10:13:31 (#17 of 58)

Metsl Mickey was also on Jim'll Fix it.

carterbrandon - 03 Aug 2021 10:17:34 (#18 of 58)

Apart from Huey Dewey and Louie, cute ones never are. They are just insufferable.

ChankNolen - 03 Aug 2021 10:31:21 (#19 of 58)

Never made it onto the screen, but I am nonetheless going to nominate Walter the Wobot.

DishyFishy - 03 Aug 2021 10:37:38 (#20 of 58)

Kryten.

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