i, appalled

March 14, 2004 — Leave a comment

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction,  allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey orders  given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with  the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as  such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

i don`t what i was thinking. hollywood, will smith, blockbuster summer? of course it would have absolutely no bearing on the original book.

i think these movies should have a disclaimer, loosely based on the book or short story by the same name. i`ve seen it time and time again, it don`t know why i`m surprised. there have been 5 philip k. dick short story adaptations and one, 20% has been any good.

you have no idea what i`m talking about do you? i love to read, i`m also a big sci-fi fan and i`m truly disappointed when my favorite books and short stories are fucked beyond all recognition by some hack screenwriter. clear? good. let`s get back to philip k. dick.

the five phillip k. dick movies in order of release are:

1. do androids dream of electric sheep, which translated into one of the best movies of all time, bladerunner.

2. we can remember it for you, wholesale, which translated badly into total recall.

3. imposter into another bad movie of the same name

4. minority report, please don`t get me started

5. and most recently paycheck, which was another colossal misrepresentation.

as if that weren`t bad enough, there is, to be released this year, i, robot. a couple of points and maybe you`ll understand my frustration. isaac asimov is credited with the creation of the word robotics. all roboticist design their creations with his three rules [see above] as their foundation and most importantly, almost all of this was defined by the book i, robot. to see all this good work just completely ruined by this piece of hollywood fuckery, just burns me.

and it`s not like people read enough to know the difference, it`s just so fucking sad.

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