Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #8: Mr. Data

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Mr. Data(Brent Spiner “Star Trek The Next Generation”(1987-2002))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #17: The Klingon Bird of Prey

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

The Klingon Bird of Prey(“Star Trek”(1984-the present))

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #34: Ka D’Argo

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Ka D’Argo(Anthony Simcoe “Farscape”(1999-2003))

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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #7: Kryten

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Kryten(David Ross/Robert Llewellyn-“Red Dwarf”(1989-present))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #16: The Incom T-65 X-Wing Fighter

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

The Incom T-65 X-Wing Fighter(“Star Wars”(1977))

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #33: Mork

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Mork(Robin Williams”Mork & Mindy”(1978-1982)

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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #6: Robocop

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Robocop(Peter Weller”Robocop”(1987))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicle/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #15: Planet Express Delivery Ship

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Planet Express Delivery Ship(“Futurama”(1999-2013)

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Les’ Science Fiction Alien Hall of Fame #31 & #32 – Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd (Nominated by Jim Bevan)

Les: Greetings, Manic Fans.  Les here to give thanks to Jim Bevan who has, once again, volunteered an entry to my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame.  What makes this entry so great, is I’m unfamiliar with his selection as I didn’t see MMPR back in the day, so sit back, relax and let Jim present the 31st and 32nd Alien inducted in my Hall of Fame.

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #30: Ambassador DeLenn

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Ambassador DeLenn(Mira Furlan”Babylon-5″(1993-1998)

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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #5: The T-800 Terminator

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

The T-800 Terminator(Arnold Schwartzenegger-“The Terminator”(1984), “T-2 Judgement Day”(1991))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #14: The Nautilus

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

The Nautilus(“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”(1954))

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #29: Uncle Martin

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

 

Uncle Martin(Ray Walston”My Favorite Martian”(1963-1966))

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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #4: Baymax

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Baymax(Scott Adsit”Big Hero 6″(2014))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #13: Spinners

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Spinners(“Blade Runner”(1982))

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #28: Mr. Worf

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

For today, I’m selecting:

 

 

Mr. Worf(Michael Dorn “Star Trek TNG,””Star Trek Deep Space Nine”(1987-1999)

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“Houston, I have a problem….” Or My hard drive has crashed again(By Les)

Greetings, Manic Fans.  Les here to lament my poor luck with my computer.  This will be the 3rd time my computer has gone tits up just when I needed it the most.  What’s worse, is my Carbonite online backup had lapsed, so when the computer comes back from the shop, unless they can salvage my desktop data, I’ve nothing backed up..at all.  I’m basically fucked and back to square one for everything.  The 10,000 songs on my iTunes and the 12 movies I purchased?  GONE!  The new digital recorder I was recording new music on and the tracks I’d finished?  GONE!  All the blog drafts I’d started and the lists I’d made for the site?  GONE!

GRRRRROARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGROWWWWWWLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m now reduced to using my iPad and its meager 32 gigs of memory to do my email, ‘net surfing and participation here at Manic Expression.  I’m not having a very good week…..I think I’m going to put on “It’s a Wonderful Life” and eat half a gallon of ice cream now.  I hope your week is going better than mine, my friends.  Peace.

Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #3: WALL-E

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

WALL-E(Ben Burtt”WALL-E”(2008))

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Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #12: The Jupiter 2

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

For today, I’m selecting:

 

The Jupiter 2(“Lost in Space”(1998))

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #27: Londo Mollari

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Londo Mollari(Peter Jurasik(“Babylon-5(1994-1999))

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