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The All Time Greatest Robots in Science Fiction

By Vadim Newquist Nov 21, 2013

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2. Daleks

These laser shooting galactic trashcans "EXTERMINATE" nearly all of its robo-competition and are easily the most beloved villain in all of Doctor Who's extensive mythology. Inside of fifty years, many Doctor Who villains have gotten a makeover, but its simple yet effective design is so perfect that they've never needed an update, proving the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't EXTERMINATE it!".

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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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