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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 3 Apr 2001 11:28:18 -0600
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Lang Thompson recommends:

> Tetsuo (both of 'em) and their progeny (Pinocchio 964, etc)
> Robocop (three films), Cyborg (three so far) and Cyborg Cop (also three)
> Hardware
> Robotrix
> Blade Runner (maybe)
> for TV shows: Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek: Next Generation (sort of:
> Data isn't a true cyborg and Geordie doesn't have enough artificial to
> count), Babylon 5

As their name implies, the Borg of the STAR TREK franchise, fall into
this category.  The character "7 of 9" from ST: VOYAGER occupies an
intersting border ground in relation to this category.  She's a
"deprogrammed" Borg but still has implants.

Also see the single-minded ("EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!") Daleks of the
DR. WHO series.

If you want to go to other pop culture references, "Robo-man" of The
Doom Patrol comic books, and Metallo, one of Superman's arch-enemies
who has gone through several incarnations, and Dr. Doom, villain
to the Fantastic Four, et al., would seem to fall into this category as
well.  The Red Tornado, on the other hand, is a relatively minor robotic
superhero, who apparently has a human brain.

Don Larsson

Donald F. Larsson
English Department, AH 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN  56001

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