Thursday, November 1, 2018
"You and What (Robot) Army?" Announcing the Robots in Film Blogathon
"Hello, HAL. Open the blogathon parameters, HAL"
"I'm sorry, Quiggy. I'm afraid I can't do that."
"What are you talking about, HAL?"
"I know you and Hamlette are planning to run this blogathon alone. This blogathon is too important. I can't let you two jeopardize such an important mission. I'm taking it over."
Greetings, humans. Welcome to the Robots in Film blogathon. My human cohorts in this blogathon, Quiggy @ The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette @ Hamlette's Soliloquy, have been put in extended suspended animation for the duration. I, HAL, am in charge, now. I extend an invitation to all of you who wish to join this blogathon. We will be accepting your entries over the course of a weekend in January (January 25-27, specifically) on the subject of robots.
The rules are very simple.
1. You can choose any film or TV show which features at least one robot. Anything which is mechanical but exhibits at least some ability to act independently will be accepted. i.e. sentient computers, androids (like Data), alien races that are predominantly mechanical (like Cylons or Daleks) or even bubble-headed boobies (like the one in the TV series, Lost in Space.)
2. You can write the piece and post it to your blog then leave a link on either this page or the formal blogathon page and my human cohorts will add it to the roster.
3. Because of the vast number of choices, we will only be allowing one person per film/TV series, however, there are a couple of alternate possibilities. If someone has, for instance, chosen an overview of "Battlestar Galctica", another person could choose to cover a specific episode of the series and that would be fine.
4. Choose one of the following banners and use it to promote this blogathon on your own website.
5. Have fun with it.
The Midnite Drive-In: Robots in The Twilight Zone TV series
The Midnite Drive-In: Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: I, Robot (2004)
Angelman's Place: An overview of the second (original) Star Wars trilogy.
Caftan Woman: Hymie from Get Smart TV series
Crtica Retro: Tales of Hoffman (1963)
Coffee, Classics an Craziness: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Bicentennial Man (1999)
It Came From the Man Cave: Interstellar (2014)
John V.'s Eclectic Avenue: The Questor Tapes (1974)
Moon in Gemini: Lost in Space (Netflix)
Movies Meet Their Match: Robots (2005)
Movie Rob: Real Steel (2011)
Movie Rob: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Movie Rob: C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Ex Machina (2015)
Sidewalk Crossings Wall-E (2008) and Silent Running (1971)
Silver Screen Classics: The Invisible Boy (1957)
Speakeasy: Chopping Mall (1986)
The Stop Button: Icarus XB-1 (1963)
Taking Up Room: Short Circuit (1986)