Remember robots? Big and clunky? They had the funny weirdo computer voices and didn’t understand human emotions at all? Often, they were man’s best friend, a veritable slave meant to fetch us a scotch on the rocks or help us with our hall monitor duties. Sometimes, though, they were Public Enemy No. 1 seeking to exterminate human life.
Modern entertainment would rather you believe that cyborgs are “the bee’s knees” or “the cat’s pajamas”, but we don’t really know exactly what those phrases mean. You might as well say cyborgs are “the griffin’s snare drum” for all the sense it makes.
Besides, EVERYONE knows that just like peeing in your pants (Billy Madison reference!), good old fashioned robots are the COOLEST. Now it is time to soldier forward by taking a look back at some of the coolest robots from the coolest decade.
By the way, the post title implies nothing. There will be no hearting robots from other decades! Sorry, Urkelbot. =(
The star of 1986’s Short Circuit and 1988’s Short Circuit 2 (if ever there should’ve been a subtitle of “Electric Boogaloo”…) won America’s heart with his constant quest for “input”. Who’s Johnny? JOHNNY 5!
The killbots are the mall security guards gone EVIL from the movie the 1986 movie Chopping Mall. The movie was originally called Killbots, but performed poorly and was re-released as Chopping Mall, with a misleading movie poster emphasizing horror over the movie’s actual genre blend of sci-fi/thriller/unintentional comedy.