With Pacific Rim hitting theaters this weekend, it's time to revisit movie robots in all their glory. From the Maschinen-Mensch in the 1927 film Metropolis through Star Wars, The Terminator, and Wall-E, see video clips of the different ways robots have been presented in film. Link
They also forgot to include Douglas Trumbull's 1972 film Silent Running.
George Lucas based R2-D2 on the "Drones" in that film.
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SILENT RUNNING - Mania.com