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El_Luxo

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« on: 09-17-2007 15:14 »

AHA! Found the insipration to Sinclair 2k and the Cartrige Unit from Obsoletely Fabulous, season four.

A robot with the body of the cartridge unit and the head of of Sinclair 2k, trying to escape from the scientists yardsale in a halloween simpsons episode.
The scientists robots name is Floyd i think...

Just saw it on TV  and had to post it.
Anyone see any inspiration to where the design of bender comes from, or any other robot?
 
Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 09-17-2007 18:20 »

Actually, you have to go back way further, to Robby the Robot from the classic sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet.
km73

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« Reply #2 on: 09-17-2007 18:31 »

I thought I read somewhere once that the Sinclair2k was a reference to something on Red Dwarf.
El_Luxo

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« Reply #3 on: 09-17-2007 18:34 »

ah nuts, and i thought i had something going there. . Awsome Robot though, studied up on some Robby info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robby_the_Robot   

How bout Bender then? Any obvious inspiration there like Robby for Floyd and Sinclair 2k?
Frisco17

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« Reply #4 on: 09-17-2007 21:26 »

I think they just tried to make him as much like a cliched 1950s B-Movie robot as possible.
coldangel

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« Reply #5 on: 09-17-2007 21:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Actually, you have to go back way further, to Robby the Robot from the classic sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet.

One of my all-time favourites  smile
Xanfor

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« Reply #6 on: 09-18-2007 00:02 »

 
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Originally posted by km73:

I thought I read somewhere once that the Sinclair2k was a reference to something on Red Dwarf.

Naa. The computer Holly refers to was a Sinclair ZX81, I believe.

Sine Wave

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« Reply #7 on: 09-18-2007 00:59 »

 
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Originally posted by El_Luxo:How bout Bender then? Any obvious inspiration there like Robby for Floyd and Sinclair 2k?

 http://superdickery.com/science/34.html
Xanfor

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« Reply #8 on: 09-18-2007 01:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Sine Wave:
  http://superdickery.com/science/34.html


El_Luxo

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« Reply #9 on: 09-18-2007 05:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Sine Wave:
  http://superdickery.com/science/34.html

Haha, amazing. That cant be a coincidence! That has to be the inspiration. (Having that as the background for my cellphone now).


What's with the eye?
Frisco17

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« Reply #10 on: 09-23-2007 23:07 »

See? Just like I said. Cliched, 50s robot. Five points for me.
gaschief

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« Reply #11 on: 09-24-2007 14:28 »

 
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Originally posted by km73:
I thought I read somewhere once that the Sinclair2k was a reference to something on Red Dwarf.

there were various indirect references. The comment i think you are thinking of is at:

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/11-000299-3/#t104
Tinyjoshua

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« Reply #12 on: 09-24-2007 22:34 »

na i reckon his related to bender in some way!!!
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