Sunday, April 3, 2011

Robots that I like # 2

First appearing in the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot soon became a Sci-Fi icon. His appearances in other films and TV shows are to numerous to mention, but some key ones are The Monkees,Wonder Woman, Mork and Mindy, Gremlins, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and The Simpsons.

Robby was designed by Robert Kinoshita and was built by the MGM props department for a reported cost of $125,000

Click the picture above for a You Tube video about the history of Robby the Robot

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