CNET Top 5
Coolest movie robotsWe review the metal mobsters and minions that steal our hearts... sometimes literally.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Tom: Welcome to CNET Top 5 where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET list, I'm Tom Merritt. Whether you consider the Automata of Profestus Workshop [assumed spelling] the original robot or maybe you side with the automatic flute player of the 9th century Persian Book of Ingenious Devices, you know robots play a great role in our literature but movies made the idea of robots come alive in a way never seen before. So I trawled the Internets looking for your ideas about the coolest robots from the movies ever. Let's count down the top 5 coolest movie robots, and yes we're including androids. Picking it off at number 5 is the classic Maria from Metropolis in 1927, probably the first movie robot ever. She was a debased version of the real Maria who fought for the cause of the workers and unlike the real Maria the robot version was quite the dancer. Coming in at number 4, Marvin the Parnoid Android with genuine people personality from the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, brain the size of a planet and he's number 4, depressing. Up to number 3 Robbie the Robot something of a movie star himself was Robbie he premiered in 1956 alongside Leslie Neilson in the epic Forbidden Planet he went on to many more appearances including the Twilight Zone, Colombo, Mork and Mindy, Charmin commercials and Star Wars Episode 1 the Phantom Menace, geek points for knowing where he appeared in Star Wars. Biding in at number 2 Johnny 5 officially his name is Strategic Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport Number 5 after a lightening strike hungry for input he was saved by Stephanie yet doomed to hunted by El DeBarge's Who's Johnny for the rest of his days. ^M00:01:49 [ Music ] ^M00:01:55 >> Tom: Who could possibly beat Johnny 5, before we get to number 1 here's the rest of the top 10 movie robots. Now remember some robots like Rosie from the Jetsons are more TV than movies so maybe another list will be in order. Alright let's get to our number 1, the coolest movie robot based on your opinions on Twitter as well as our board of impartial judges. At number 1 it's R2D2, how could you not have R2 at number 1, in fact, it almost has to be a pair here because we all know R2 is not half as cool without his pal C3PO. The little astro megadroid has a strange relationship to Darth Vader but he's always there to mouth off, disobey and save the day. Plus I had a remote control R2D2 as a kid so he wins. Thanks to everyone on Twitter and Facebook who posted their suggestions for the list we had more than 50 robots suggested, some I had totally forgotten about or never even knew in the first place. I'm gonna post the full list of those robots at our blog Blog.CNETTV.com and you can make further suggestions there if you wish. That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5, I'm Tom Merritt, see you next time. ^M00:02:58 [ Music ]