We get a surprising
amount of what we know about the world from the movies. Let's
face it, most people think that General Patton sounded like George C.
Scott, that T. E. Lawrence resembled a young Peter O'Toole, and that
Braveheart is less than wildly inaccurate.
wonder that when someone mentions the word "robot" to us, the image
that we conjure up is probably one we saw in the cinema or on the box.
The ominous waddle; the deep, sonorous voice; the massive presence; we
get all of these from the Robbies, the Gorts, the Gogs, and the Tobors
of late shows and classic DVD collections. It's something that
has sunk into our collective imagination, like aggravating cartoon
Roll the film.