September 23, 2010

AMEE is Runaway Star of "Red Planet"

Send Val Kilmer, Carrie Ann Moss, Tom Sizemore and a kickass robot to the moon Mars in the year 2057, and you get the general idea behind the 2000 film "Red Planet". AMEE may not rank up there with HAL, but she is a force to be reckoned with. We don't want to give too much away, but you would think if we were advanced enough to get to Mars, we would be advanced enough to come up with another way to resuscitate a human who stopped breathing. Still, it is worth a viewing.

Via "Red Planet"

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August 10, 2010

R/C Millenium Falcon Takes Flight


Star Wars toys continue to crop up, like this Milllenium Falcon. The mini R/C flyer is made of foam and has a double bladed helicopter motor. On a full charge you get up to 5 minutes of invasion time. Expect an August delivery when you pre-order at a $44.99 price.

Via Star Wars Shop

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June 11, 2010

Must Have: Bicentennial Man Dehumanizes Robin Williams

Sometimes we dredge up some of those bad classic movies that feature humans attempting to be robots. Take the time to see Bicentennial Man if you appreciate the talents of Robin Williams, who tries his best to humanize himself while still maintaining lame conversation, this is a must see.

Via Bicentennial Man

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April 19, 2010

Nomadic Plant Cleans, Feeds


The Nomadic Plant was designed by Gilberto Esparza to seek out polluted water, clean it up and feed it needed nutrients. Powered by microbial energy, the art project also feeds itself, proving that robots will save the planet by symbiosis. The roboplant is on display at Plantas Nomadas Gijón, Spain through June 7. Seeing it makes us want to rescreen "Silent Running", a nifty 90's flick with Bruce Dern, a huge garden and some of the cutest robot tenders that ever hit filmdom.

Via Greenpacks

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March 29, 2010

Bots High Seeks Funding


We recently received an email from Joey Daoud who is in the midst of creating Bots High, a documentary about the BattleBots competition. He has been following teams since August and is trying to raise some funds to film the championship in San Francisco. If you would like to help his cause, you can contact him via the link.

Via Joey Daoud

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March 19, 2010

Must Have: Robo-Q RQ-01


The Robo-Q Mini Robot may only be 3.4 cm tall, but it can still amuse/annoy your family and friends. The RQ-01 can move forward, left and right via remote control and an IR sensor will keep it from bouncing into walls, people and pets. Don't forget 4AA batteries (not included.)


Set him up against the minute M-O1 that needs 3 AAA batteries (not included.) The mini-dude from "Wall-E" has a controller that doubles as a storage base.

Via Robo-Q RQ-01

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February 22, 2010

"Surrogates" Vs. Bruce Willis

We are not big Bruce Willis fans but we screened "Surrogates" last weekend anyway because we never miss an opportunity to see a film that even hints at robotic takeover. The plot concerns a future that finds robots appearing for humans in public so that the perpetually lazy can remain couch potatoes. Willis gets involved in that world when it is found out that when a surrogate is destroyed, its human suffers the same fate. Not a great flick, but worth a 90 minute investment for those who dig action and robots.

By the way, you can create your own surrogate on a Virtual Self Industries' site.

Via "Surrogates" Official Site

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January 22, 2010

Must Have: Robot Snob Movie Marathon

Forget Avatar for the moment, although that is a tough assignment, grab some popcorn this weekend and treat yourself to a robot movie marathon. Start out with the original "Terminator" from 1984, a true mark of the Governator's skills.


Then watch 1990's "Robocop 2" that sets a CGI adversary against the semi-human Peter Weller. Then for a truly strange finish to the day, watch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow from 2004 with odd performances by a one-eyed Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and various bots.

Via Robot Movies

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December 24, 2009

Autobot Drive Includes 'Revenge of the Fallen'


The Transformer limited edition Autobot Flash Drive comes housed in a special tin case. With a 4GB memory, the $30.00 drive comes packed with "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen." The movie can be burned to DVD after you have gotten your initial fill on your PC and you get a gig of memory back.

Via Play

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December 4, 2009

Must Have: Transformer Watches


Our Transformer gadgets of the week (it certainly seems that often) are these watches from Transformer Kids. They don't really do much, no bells and whistles, but they certainly look menacing at an inexpensive price. Choose between Optimus and Bumblebee.

Via Transformers

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