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Images of A2s!

Okay, this is a joke of a kind, but when I saw these pix, I thought to myself, "That's an A2 model."


In any event, this movie is kind of interesting to those of us fascinated with the "nuts and bolts" of how Alpha-chan and the others came to be.


- Ian Darrow
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

I know there is an Isoc Azmov story of the same name, but im not sure if this movie is baised on it. in the previews for this movie they have the invastagation of a robot possably killing somone, and a attack by the robot population as a whole. does anyone know if that is what happens in the Azmov story? I always had the impression that Azmov's story wan't about any type of robot uprising.

- Canti-sama
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

The movie appears to be based on the title of a collection of Isaac Asimov short stories.

- dn
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

I don't know much yet about the plot of the movie, but from what I do know;

A robot may have killed Alfred Lanning, the Director of U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men Inc. Now, this does not happen in the original stories, niether Lanning's murder, not a robot killing anyone. But Asimov always revolved his plots around the famous "3 Laws" and the many ways they can be in conflict or broken.

So I don't find the premise of the movie all that much of a stretch. How could a functioning robot apparently break the first Law and harm a human being, or through inaction allow one to come to harm? I hope they don't fall back on a stupid plot trick to explain it (it was wrongly programmed and let loose anyway).

Also, the female lead is Susan Calvin, who in the stories was cold, and almost hostile towards other people, preferring robots. If they construct a romance between Will Smith and that character, I'll walk out. ^_^

- Ian Darrow
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Well, the actual robot series was about a detective and his android partner, but I don't see any resemblance to this plot. I just hope it doesn't come out like Bicentennial Man. ;p "Suggested by the classic short story collection" *shudders*

- Hekima
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Seen their first ad(trailer/preview/whatchamacallit), during Lord of the Rings. It had some of the audience confused, thinking it was some sort of product.

Asimov's writings are great, but most of the movie adepts aren't. I small hopes for this one; Will Smith as the detective? Done by Fox!? ....looks like it's gonna be crud.

- royalfool
Thursday, April 8, 2004

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