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Through discussion and reflection, it has occurred to me that the program (movie or episode) that I viewed almost 40 years ago could be a British or other foreign creation. If you read through this ...

I remember reading a story about a kid who lives in an old Frank Lloyd Wright house after mankind has returned to Earth after leaving for a time. He meets another child whenever he sleeps who believes ...

I am looking for the name of a short story, maybe from the early 1950's. I tried most famous authors without success. Plot: all humans are extinct after a great war (decades ago). Fighting robots ...

I don't really remember a lot about this show, other than that there was a swarm of self-replicating robot spiders that tried to take over a starship. I believe at some point several crew members ...

I'm looking for a children's book I had as a kid in the late '80s or early '90s (and am fairly certain it was new at that time). I live in Canada, but I can't say if it's a Canadian book or not; ...

Looking at R2-D2, I can't think of any robots I've seen in science fiction that vaguely resemble R2D2's design. So, my question is What was the inspiration for the design of R2D2?

There's a movie, that I watched in the mid 90's, with a scene where a killer robot wears the face of the friend of the main character. The scene I remember is on a planet e.g. the moon, and that the ...

I am trying to identify a TV show I watched as a child in the UK. It is rather obscure. The show aired on the ITV network in the late 1970's, I would guess between 1978 to 1973 and definitely shown ...

At the beginning, the Robot is very much limited to his programming, a wealth of knowledge, but not expressing himself all that well - very logical and law-obeying with simple answers ('A-firm-a-tive',...

Which work of literature, film, or TV (or radio) program was the first to feature a sentient robot from the future that traveled back in time?

A miserable man who is going to slice his wrists in the bathroom gets an offer to explore a remote planet. He’ll be accompanied by a robot who’s supposed to help him, but instead, as the story ...

There is this one book that I've been looking for for years, my intermediate school teacher would read us a new short story when we had enough time. I know it's an old sci-fi book, it could have been ...

While Star Trek has had android characters for some time (most notably Data and his Soong-type brethren), and we do see that such androids take part in combat from time to time, I realized that I can'...

I believe this is a pretty old sci-fi short story. As I recall, it takes place on a planet of iron and iron oxide (rust). The only inhabitants are robots. IIRC, a ship lands, or crash lands there, and ...

So there's this anime that is about children/teens fighting with little robots in their hands who shoot round bullets. Don't remember anything about the plot. There are also toys like those robots ...

In the movie Aliens, there is a scene where Bishop does his "thing with the knife", showing speed and accuracy that no human would have. In Star Trek:TNG we often see Data entering commands/queries ...

I remember watching a cartoon, in the late '80s, for which I can't remember the name. The cartoon was surely American, had a light tone and was clearly aimed at kids. It featured three robots as ...

As a kid I fell in love with a certain cartoon and I just cannot think of the cartoon's or robot's names. It must not have been on very long. It had to be early 80's. I remember the robot having a ...

80s or early 90s film set in a post-apocalyptic landscape with a killer robot or war against robots. In the film a robot comes up behind a woman and squeezes her until blood pops out of her mouth and ...

I remember a book from school where a girl was being raised by a robot on an alien planet. The robot genetically altered the girl to deal with the environment of the planet. She didn't know she was ...

I am searching for an animation with 2 partners. They travel around the world, and they have robots suits. I remember the suits have some neuronal connections with the pilots. The main character has a ...

I’m looking for an anime I remember from many years ago, I want to say it is a Gundam series but I can’t recall. I remember the character finding a mecha suit buried for some reason and when he got ...

Looking for a short story that starts with a man waking up in his bed with his wife beside him. Throughout the whole story keeps thinking that something isn't right, that his life is boring, or ...

Can anyone name this cartoon movie, which may even have been an anime? I saw it in the 80s or 90s. Members of a family are able to turn into giant white mecha-looking robots to fight aliens that come ...

It is about a young girl, with short, blond hair, who travelled the country with a strong, yet kind, robot to find her father(?). All the while, they are being followed by an evil organisation. In ...

I am looking for a short story about an alien or possibly a robot looking for sources of food. The story was read in a school english comprehension text book in the UK in the early 1980's. Story is ...

I used to watch this show in, possibly, the late 90s, about manned robots that were operated by humans. Kind of like the machines in the Avatar movie, however, they didn't really walk but instead ...

I watched this cartoon as a kid; it is about an anime. It's about one couple that together they look into each other and form like a shade, and then it goes into a robot or form a robot.

I've been trying for a while to find a post-apocalyptic scifi movie from the 90s(?) that had a scene where one of the characters has had her jaw and voice box replaced with cyborg ones (not visible). ...

I can't remember anything about the movie except it giant robots like Pacific Rim but people were inside not sat down but stood up using their arms and legs - I don't know properly but was like some ...

This is going to sound ridiculous because I remember so little of it, but when I was a kid (<10) I remember seeing this movie where these people are stuck on a spaceship or space station and are ...

Questionable Content comic strip #3088 and the few following strips suggest that some droids believe that droids should not apply to the military, yet Bubbles used to serve there. This makes me ask ...

From what I remember the animation style was quite similar to The Mysterious Cities of Gold. I have a feeling it was a Japanese/French collaboration. There was a city in a bubble, somewhat post-...

Looking for a comic satirical robot-themed story from the 70s or earlier that took place at a British university. An ethics professor built a robot to solve the problem of ethical behavior when you ...

He was wondering or exploring, I don't know. He came into a place like a crash scene with a big dead robot - not that big, a little bit bigger than a human - and the boy had some kind of pet or robot ...

I’m looking for a children's book I read when I was aged five or six (we're talking the late 1970's/early 1980's). It was a book in the school library, hard backed, about fifteen pages and nicely ...

In one of the very early Lost in Space episodes, Dr. Smith insults the Robot, and he gives a warning that he is activating his self-defense mechanisms. I can understand the need for this in ...

So, this is a late 90's early 2000 cartoon. Set in a dystopian future. We have an evil government that uses robots to control people. Even if set in future, the people kind of live in a medieval/...

They're so stupid and funny, they don't act like the cold-blooded robots in Terminator at all... so I first thought that they must be conscious. But then I realized that the Jedi mercilessly kill ...

Mankind has mass produced very ostentatious autonomous cars that serve us. Cars rebel and make people serve them. New cars made are square white boxes. It was a spot on satire of mankind's lust for ...

At the dreamlike end of The Black Hole, Reinhardt fuses with the robot Maximillian, appearing to be trapped inside him like a gibbet. What does this mean?

Okay, obviously beyond Data and the Soong-type androids. But seriously, we have more robots in our daily life now than there apparently are on Trek. Is there a canon answer why not? It seems like Star ...

Sometime between seventh and eighth grade I stumbled upon a story which stuck with me, even though I forgot the title and the author. As far as I can remember, the story went that this astronaut/...

This short story was in a collection by one author. It concerns one human in bad condition - hungry, and ill - finding a farm where all the work is being done by machines of varying intelligence. The ...

I remember watching a cartoon when I was a young kid probably between years 1998-2004. I don't remember the plot but I think that it was post apocalyptic. The main character (maybe even the only ...

I'm trying to find a long lost movie/series that I saw as a child in the 80s. The only scenes I can remember is that they are on a planet with no vegetation, only dust and rocks. When using their ...

This movie is similar to “War of the worlds” but it is not war of the worlds! In it there are walkers that have domes underneath (I don’t remember if it was one or two) and go capture humans. They ...

Originally, in Logan's Run, the killer robot "Box" was programed to freeze and store sea food. How long had the abandoned "Box" been been running amok when encountered by Logan 5 and Jessica 6 in the ...

I remember reading a short story in an old anthology about a robot that has a limited memory that is filling up and will soon stop being able to make new memories. I think I remember that the robot ...

I'm looking for tips on identifying a cartoon (western animation?) I saw briefly in the 90s at a hotel in Africa (possibly on a European channel?). Here's a description of the scene I remember: A ...

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