Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day Quiz: name the sexy robots

Being a Sci Fi geek can be lonely, so for Valentine’s Day here’s a little quiz.. Can you name these sexy robots?

There is a theory, in robotics, called the “Uncanny Valley,"  which states that when robots and other facsimiles of humans look and act almost like real humans, it causes a response of revulsion among people.  We Humans have no problem if  the robot looks like a mechanical device, as in the case of Robby from Forbidden Planet.  But if the machine gets too real, it frightens us. when you start to cross the uncanny valley you must go all the way across.  You can’t stop in the middle. Remember how creepy Polar Express was. The facsimile HAS to be perfect or it is horrific.

So here is your quiz.  Can you name what shows these “machines” are from.  I am not going to make it easy, so don’t expect me to include Seven from Battlestar Galactica.  I know what you are saying, “these girls don’t look like automatons.” But don’t be fooled.  If you look deep into their eyes, you can always tell. 
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Answers:
A) Julie Newmar as Rhoda's (AF709) from the series My Living Doll (1964-1965)
B) Pamela Gidley From Cherry 2000 (1987)
C) Francesca from Mad Monster Party (1967)
D) Julie Christie as Andromeda from the BBC series A for Andromeda (1961)
E) Dee Hartford in the Lost in Space episode, The Android Machine (1966)
F) Ann Randall as the servant girl from West World (1973)

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