From: Thomas Buckner (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 14:41:48 MDT
--- Robin Lee Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > 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
Been a long time, but the basic story for I, Robot
begins with human detective Lije Bailey assigned to
investigate a murder, and finds that his partner will
be R. Daneel Olivaw, a robot. Wackiness does not
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