Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:14 UTC
Humor Last month we discussed how computers are portrayed in cultural icons like Lost in Space, Star Trek, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and -- of course! -- that lost gem, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. This article continues this essential exploration of American culture with more probing profiles of computers on TV and in the movies.
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RE[2]: HAL/Clippy
by Neolander on Fri 14th Oct 2011 06:35 UTC in reply to "RE: HAL/Clippy"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

And this in turn reminds me to the robot "officers" in THX-1138 - beating people with sticks, electroshocking them and asking them to be calm and happy.

I believe an excellent example can be seen in the recent Doctor Who episode "Let's kill Hitler" (overall a delicious moment of pure craziness). This episode introduces the Antibodies. They always move in groups of three, look like flying metallic jellyfishes with absurdly long vibrating tentacles ( http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cy2SaJ5Miy8/Tlv6X6koN3I/AAAAAAAAC2E/AifAq... ), and greet visitors with the following words :

"Welcome.
You are unauthorized.
Your death will now be implemented."
*exhibits huge electric sparks http://doctorwho.bbcamerica.com/files/downloads/doctorwho_wallpaper... *
"You will experience a tingling sensation and then death. Remain calm while your life is extracted"

Edited 2011-10-14 06:41 UTC

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