A loving look at the mechanical misfits from film and TV history

I've always loved robots.  From their earliest appearances in film to present day, they've always had a charm that's hard to resist.  Here's a collection of some of my favorites throughout time.  Some are just cool, and some are goofy as hell, but they're all great fun.  I'm particularly fond of Maria from the 1926 Fritz Lang classic Metropolis.  You can see how her styling was the basis for C3PO over 50 years later.  And you can't not like Robby The Robot who may have the distinction of being the only robot to get featured billing in two different movie projects.  And I know Ultraman may not be a "true" robot, but damn if that picture of him with a surfboard isn't too cool to pass up!


Maria from Metropolis (1926) Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet (1956) Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet (1956) Robby the Robot from The Invisible Boy (1957)
Robot from Target Earth (1954) Tobor the Great (1954) The Phantom Creeps (1939) Ultraman
The Colossus of New York (1959) Box from Logan's Run (1976) Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) The Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz (1939)
C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars (1977) Huey from Silent Running (1972) Rapist Robots from Flesh Gordon (1975) Galaxina (1980)
Lucifer from Battlestar Galactica (1978) Cylon Warrior from Battlestar Galactica (1978 ED209 from Robocop (1987) Robocop (1987)
BS9 Robot from Lost in Space (1966) The Bionic Man (1973) The Bionic Woman (1975) No. 5 from Short Circuit (1986)
2T2 from Captain Cosmic (1978) David and Gigilo Joe from AI (2001) Robots from Heartbeeps (1981)