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Postby Jackiesfridge on Tue Jul 03, 2001 8:29 am

Posting this here because it's one of the only "hard" sci-fi comics out here, and therefor is most likely to have readers (and an author) who get where I'm coming from with this...<P>Did anyone here see <I>Bicentennial Man</i>? Based on the works of Isaac Asimov, right? So was anyone else as disappointed as I was when, at the end, Galatea <I>blatantly breaks the Second Rule of Robotics</I>? Leave it to Hollywood to f*ck up an otherwise okay movie adaptation in the last thirty seconds of the film. Sheesh.<P>Just had to get that off my chest.<P>-Shannon
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Postby Jackiesfridge on Wed Jul 04, 2001 1:03 am

I goofed, it was late. She broke the FIRST law of robotics. Even WORSE!<P><center><b><i>GRAND MASTER ASIMOV'S THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS...</i></b></center><P>LAW 1: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. <P>LAW 2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. <P>LAW 3: A robot must protect its own existence, except where such protection would conflict with the First or Second Law.<P>She broke the biggie.<P>And Tir, it wasn't really all <i>that</i> bad a movie...until that part. Give it a chance, I think you'll be surprised. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>-Shannon
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Postby Tirdun on Wed Jul 04, 2001 5:54 am

Bah, I was warned against seeing it so I never had to suffer through. Of course, now that you mention it I have to remember the rules....<P>1st was harm humans, 2nd was harm robots? Zero-th law was harm humanity.... Man, now I have to go reread the series.
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Postby Tirdun on Thu Jul 05, 2001 6:57 am

Ah, it's the economics of movies for me. My wife and I only get an opportunity to go see a movie once in a great while (thanks to having 2 kids). So we have to be sure there's a good chance we'll both like it or it's a no-go. Usually we wait for it to come out and then we watch it at home, which is still hard to schedule.<P>Anyway, unless I REALLY want to see a movie, I don't.
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Postby DeMatt on Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:00 am

Ummm...
Don't forget the "Zeroth Law of Robotics: A robot may not injure humanity, or through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."
Maybe that's how this Galatea's doing it!
Of course, I haven't seen the movie... don't want to ruin a perfectly good memorized copy of a story by changing all the characters to real people.
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