Re: 3 Laws Bad: I, Robot movie

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 13:12:31 MDT

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 11:50:16AM -0700, Thomas Buckner wrote:
> Turns out others are wishing to boycott the movie because it's not
> even based on the Asimov story at all. It's just another
> humans-battle-an-army-of-robots-run-amuck flick (we've seen that one
> at least three times, I think) with the title and a little more
> window-dressing to sell tickets.
> In other words, 'tis trash.

About thirty seconds in to the preview for "I, Robot" (before "The Day
After Tomorrow", which BTW was a lot of fun) my gf and I turned to each
other and nearly simultaneously said, "Oh, they just made this up.

The scary thing: I don't think either of us have even read the book. I
know I haven't. It was *blatantly* obvious that this wasn't Asimov,
simply by the bits of data I've picked up over the years about "I,
Robot" by being a sci-fi fan. It's *that* far from the original.

OTOH, this might be even better for usage as a Singularity FAI


--  ***  I'm a *male* Robin.
"Many philosophical problems are caused by such things as the simple
inability to shut up." -- David Stove, liberally paraphrased.  ***  loi pimlu na srana .i ti rokci morsi

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