Alex and Jonathan dive into the history and variety of robot representation in film today. Specifically we’re talking about: The Terminator (1984), The Iron Giant (1999), and Ex Machina (2014). We discuss the range of robots from violent villains to compassionate characters, the transition from divinely-inspired to human-made, and how robot stories help us anticipate the future.
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Skip to: The Terminator (06:55), The Iron Giant (22:12), Ex Machina (38:59), Overall (1:00:26), Coming Attractions (1:03:15)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
- Jason the Narrator on Twitter: @TheBluejay1994
Next time we’ll be looking at three examples of the complex visual comedy of French actor/director Jacques Tati: