Saturday, February 18, 2006

Top 10: Robots and Cyborgs

1. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), Blade Runner
2. Gigolo Joe (Jude Law), A.I.
3. Ash (Ian Holm), Alien
4. Edward (Johnny Depp), Edward Scissorhands
5. T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), The Terminator
6. R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), Star Wars et. al.
7. Gort (Lock Martin), The Day the Earth Stood Still
8. T-1000 (Robert Patrick), Terminator 2
9. Robbie the Robot (Himself), Forbidden Planet
10. Johnny Five (Tim Blaney), Short Circuit 1&2


Max said...

Sitting in his office at Syracuse University, Peter Weller sheds a solitary tear.

Andrew Bemis said...

Robocop was arguably more re-animated human than robot, hence his exclusion. Straight from the man:

"What's your name?"


Dr. Criddle said...

You consider Edward a cyborg? I always thought of him as more of a Frankensteiney thing. Love the film, though.

Anonymous said...

The dork in me has to says you need one of the cast selections from Transformers up there.

Orson Welles as Unicron,
Leonard Nimoy as play Galvatron
Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus
and Scatman Crothers actually played Jazz in the actual series as well as the movie!

Joking aside though, that's a pretty good list, there's some like Brent Spiner as Data that it's tough to make a call for whether or not their big screen appearences can be fully valued since so much of the character is established and created before the film debut. I'll try and toss up a more serious list of favorites when I'm at work tonight.

Andrew Bemis said...

Galvatron is tempting (you can be sure that Spock would be on my best aliens list). I've always been a bit indifferent to TNG, but I'll grant you that Data is pretty great.

Anonymous said...

Well, as much as I hate to go the Otaku route here, I think my number one would have to be Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in The Shell. I was thinking about how well that film really captures how blurry the definition of "humanity" gets when I was falling asleep.