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I am so excited to be able to give one of our visitors a copy of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Monsters vs Giant Robots. Del Toro would have had me at either Monsters or Giant Robots, but both? Fighting with the fate of the Earth in the balance? Yeah, I’m there. I’m there in repeat viewings.

In addition to this great giveaway (more on that as you scroll down), I’m equally as happy to present this awesome Pacific Rim app. It includes interactive GIFs that let you control the monsters and robots, a Quiz for superfans of the movie, and a Soundboard that lets you play with SFX directly from the movie. Create your own epic battle (at least in audio form!)

Pacific Rim Giveaway Details

Entering the contest is as easy as making a bowl of popcorn after you win the movie on Blu-Ray. Leave a comment on this article with who you would root for in the movie, the Monsters or the Giant Robots! It is as easy as that! To get an additional entry into the contest (that is a second chance to win), make a tweet with the hashtags #PacificRim #MHD #Contest and a link to this Giveaway URL. To get additional (additional) entry into the contest, simply leave a comment (say anything you want!) on the Facebook post for this article.

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In Part 1 of “The Most Famous Robots That Never Lived” we talked about three of the most influential robots in pop culture history; the T-800 from The Terminator, Rosie from The Jetsons, and the robot from Lost in Space. Today we take a look at four more such robots.

Star Wars: C-3PO,R2D2

C-3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars
This robotic odd couple brought some comic relief to the epic sci-fi franchise, and in the process became two of the most famous robots in entertainment history. C-3PO is the uptight straight man, while R2 is the zany little guy who only speaks in beeps and whirrs. The two did their part to bring down the Empire, with more than a few great one-liners and classic moments in the process.

Kitt from the TV Series Knight Rider

KITT from Knight Rider
It is because of this robot that a generation of young boys grew up desperately wanting a talking Pontiac Firebird. The Knight Industries Two Thousand, better known as KITT, was chock full of gadgets to help Michael Knight stop crime in its tracks — and swoop the ladies off their feet.

Hal 3000

HAL9000 from 2001, A Space Odyssey
HAL is one of the best movie villains ever, even though he is just an ever-present, all-knowing red eye. He is one of the first film examples of technology gone wrong, of a machine that takes matters — and lives — into its own hands. Though soft spoken and kindly (and a good chess player), HAL has other plans in store for the crew of astronauts venturing to Jupiter.

This guest post was written by Kellen Graham, part-time robot enthusiast and full-time phlebotomist and whose writing has also appeared on onlineclasses.net.

 

For much of the 20th century, humans were fascinated with the prospect of artificial beings that could think and act on their own. Robots were featured prominently in many favorite television shows and films. They are helpful, often hysterical characters with personality, or soulless machines bent on destroying their creators. Either way, they’re pretty cool. Here are our picks for some of the most famous robots ever featured in fictional film and television.

Rosie from The Jetsons

Rosie from The Jetsons
This lovable cartoon robot had all the quirks of a middle-aged maid — which she basically was, in robot form. An older model that the Jetsons would never trade in for a new model, she dutifully served George, Jane, Judy and Elroy over the series’ entirety, but only appeared in two episodes in the first season in 1962. A strong disciplinarian with a sweetheart side, this robot is the rock of the animated human family.

The Robot from Lost in Space
The unnamed robot from the popular 60s sci-fi series is most famous for saying the show’s best known line: “Danger Will Robinson!” The Class M-3 Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot had many human characteristics, such a laughing, making fun of humans, and playing the guitar. It was also the best friend of 9-year old robotics genius Will Robinson, for whom it would always keep a watchful eye.

T-800 Arnold Terminator

The T-800 from Terminator
This is the role that defined Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career. First a terrifying, seemingly unstoppable villain, then a kick-butt good guy, the Terminator wowed audiences with its special effects. And it spouted some of the most famous lines in film history: “I’ll be back” and “Hasta la vista, baby.”

This guest post was written by Kellen Graham, part-time robot enthusiast and full-time phlebotomist and whose writing has also appeared on onlineclasses.net.

 

This animated short is pretty amazing. I can’t believe that it was made by a student, Vincent Chai, at the University Of Hertfordshire. It features two warring robots and a nuke ready to go off.

Posted on January 13th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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