Initiating Top 5 Protocol 0010101.

Beep boop beep! Some of the most memorable characters in fiction are machines. The way they move, talk, perform functions that are simultaneously grand and wondrous has always been an appeal about them. On the other hand, almost everything is run by a computer chip these days and engineers are doing their best to replicate what we liked about robots in fiction and bring it into the real world (to often terrifying results). The thing that is missing from real life robots is the charm, wonder, and several degrees of separation from our reality that come with fictional machines! So join Tuong and Constant Struggle Podcast/Improv Niagara’s Brie Watson, Nick Watson, and Aaron Boyd as they compute themselves a Top 5 Fictional Robots list!

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Ground Rules

  • Like all “Top 5 Fictional” we are pulling from all fiction: movies, books, tv, video games, etc.
  • Cyborgs DO NOT COUNT because they are organic. Definition : a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.
  • Androids DO COUNT because although they can appear humanoid they are a machine construct and not organic.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. K-9 (Doctor Who)

4. Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)

3. Wall-E

2. Optimus Prime (Transformers)

1. R2-D2 (Star-Wars)


Tuong’s List

  • Wall-E
  • T-800 (Terminator)
  • R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Mega-Man
  • Awesome-O (South Park)
  • Clank (Rank + Clatchet)
  • The Iron Giant
  • K2S0 (Star-Wars)
  • Glados (Portal)
  • Fembots (Austin Powers)
  • Ava (Ex Machina)
  • Baymax (Big Hero 6)
  • Metal Gear
  • Dot Matrix (Space Balls)
  • Gundam (Gundam Wing)
  • Megazords (Power Rangers)

Brie’s List

  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Tom Servo (Mystery Science Theater)
  • Lieutenant Commander Data (Star Trek)
  • Gigolo Joe (AI)
  • IG 11 (Star- Wars)
  • MAX (Flight of the Navigator)

Nick’s List

  • Astar (War Amps Commercial)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Astroboy
  • HAL 9000 (Space Odyssey)
  • Girdy (Moon)
  • C3PO (Star-Wars)
  • Rock’em Sock’em Robots
  • ED-209 (Robocop)
  • Johnny-5 (Short Circuit)

Aaron’s List

  • K-9 (Doctor Who)
  • The Electric Monk (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
  • KITT (Knight Rider)
  • Robots (Lost in Space)
  • Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Vicki (Small Wonder)

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