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The All Time Greatest Robots in Science Fiction

By Vadim Newquist Nov 21, 2013

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8. HAL

In Stanley Kubrik's epic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, there are many disturbing sights, but none as chilling as HAL, an on board computer (represented simply by an ominous red dot that emanates from his pin-hole camera eye), coldly murders the majority of the ship's inhabitants one by one, never raising his soothing, all too polite robot-voice in the process. In terms of robots gone bad, nobody's done it quite like HAL.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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