Saturday, April 2, 2011

Robots that I like # 1

Probably my favourite robot/robots of all time are the 3 Drones from the 1972 SF Film Silent Running directed by Douglas Trumbull, Huey, Dewey and Louie. A superbly simple design and a forerunner to R2-D2. In the film they were manned by four multiple-amputee actors: Mark Persons, Steve Brown, Cheryl Sparks, and Larry Whisenhunt.

The supeb models of the 3 Drones above are made here by

Click the above picture to see Dewey's final scene in the movie, if you've never seen Silent Running you might want to watch it first as this is the end scene !

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