New That SciFi Guy – 5/5: Best and Worst Killer Robots

That imposing metallic gentleman looks vaguely familiar.

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm in Blog. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

19 Responses

  1. N8 says:

    As a killer robot, Johnny Five isn’t that intimidating. But come on, you know you laughed when he did that Los Locos thing.

  2. Boomer Gonzales says:

    I love the list and agree with most. The only part tat I disagree with is the placement in 1&2 best. Mainly due to a single scene.

    In the Animatrix short; “The Second Renaissance: Part 2”; there is a scene where a Squid Sentinel cuts off the front of a mech(?) and forcefully rips it’s human pilot out tearing off his limbs in the process. To this day, just remembering that scene sends chills up my spine in ways the Terminator’s hadn’t.

    Personal opinion of course, but love the work and I look forward the the next SciFi Guy.

    • You’re absolutely right; the 2nd Renaissance (esp part 2) has some of the most unsettling imagery.

      While I don’t disagree with you, to me the Terminator wins largely due to the fact that it is set in a world more like the one we live in.
      One could actually fear a Terminator walking up to them on the street, asking their name and then executing them on the spot.

      But yeah, the Sentinels are probably the “creepiest” killer bots.

  3. Kat says:

    Because Data is fully functional, and anatomically correct. XD

  4. T_Dei says:

    But what about these two utterly lame killer robots?
    Box from “Logan’s Run”
    Maximilian from “The Black Hole”

    Were they #6 and #7? Or were they just too obscure to make the list?

    • That is what is so hard about making a top 5 list.
      You can be assured they would have been in the top 10.

      • T_Dei says:

        Hey, I still totally respect your choices here. It’s not in any way easy to make a top anything, much less limiting yourself to five. Rabid fans or detractors of a particular robot will always complain, but I say you did an excellent job.

  5. Nick says:

    Great work! Looking forward to more 5/5 episodes.

  6. Benny says:

    I really think you need to watch (or i hope you have watched) the movie Hardware. A great killer robot!

  7. Milnoc says:

    I nominate H.E.L.P.eR. from The Venture Bros. as one of the worst! An incomprehensible clothes tree on wheels! Talk about pointless!

  8. Chaintinker says:

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the most mishandled time paradoxes from time traveling movies.

    Just a fun night for all.

  9. Zeiss Ikon says:

    Just wanted to say, I found this comic on Monday, and read all 200+ strips — on Monday.

    Just WOW, where was this when I was in my early twenties (hint: Nick Wright probably wasn’t born yet)? For that matter, where were hot sixteen-seventeen year old redheads who were into nerdboys with bad jobs when I was in my early twenties?

    • Nick Wright says:

      Thanks Zeiss! Glad you’re enjoying it!

      And I was around in the 80s at least, although I was just a kid drawing comics about our two housecats then. But hey, if it worked for Two Lumps…

  10. Stalkerfan says:

    If you did allow in the foot soldiers from the 80s TMNT cartoon, where would they have been? Man those things were useless. They were definite top 3. Good thing they replaced them for the 90s live action movie with regular people. The foot clan in those movies were less technically advanced, yet ironically more of a threat.

    80s foot ninjas are probably one of the only robots I can think of where I’ll give battle droids the odds of winning.

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