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Quiz: How Well Do you Know Your Robot Movies?

posted by Nell Minow

Wall*E, the new Pixar release, was inspired in part by one of the most loveable robots in movie history, R2D2 from “Star Wars.” Wall*E, an adorable garbage drone, inspired me to create this quiz about other memorable robots from movies and television. How many can you answer?
1. What film features three little robots who tend a garden and cheat at cards?
2. In what movie set in the future does a famous writer/director play a character who pretends to be a robot?
3. What robot’s most famous line was “Danger, Will Robinson!”
4. Robin Williams played robots in two movies. Can you name them?
5. This Disney Channel special had a scientist father who created a robot son.
6. Klaatu barada nikto were the special code words to stop which robot from destroying Washington?
7. This robot from one of the first big-budget science fiction movies was inspired by a character from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”
8. This sit-com was about a little girl robot who lived in a suburban family.
9. Another short-lived sit-com featured a beautiful female robot named Rhonda.
10. This gold-colored robot who appears in many movies has an English accent. What is his name? (bonus: Who built him?)
11. Robots were the stars of an animated film based on famous Shakespeare love story.
12. This robot wore an apron and carried a feather-duster in an animated sit-com.
13. A little boy robot becomes very attached to his human mother in this movie that was a collaboration of two of the world’s greatest directors.
14. Killer female robots attacked the hero of this comedy spy spoof.
15. His name means “information” but this beloved character from a long-running television series is almost human.
16. Is a replicant a robot or a human? Name three characters concerned with this question in “Blade Runner.”

  • jestrfyl

    You are testing me to the tiniest gyro in my spatial-temporal cortex. I am afraid I will have grafite lubricant on my face because I do not know all of these. But here are my guesses.
    1 – Darkstar
    3 – Lost in Space
    4 – Bicentenniel Man and Fender (Robots) – as well as the Robotic host at Walt Disey World for Timekeepers (no longer is service, sadly)
    5 – Kylie X – I think, or are you thinking about “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”?
    6 – Robbie
    9 – Wasn’t that Julie Newmar – pre-Catwoman?
    10 – C3-PO – built by Anakin Skywalker (I’ll need all the extra credit I can get)
    12 – Rosie, my wife is still hunting through catalogs to find one for us!
    15 – Data, St:NG – and from whom did he learn comedy? (Joe Piscopo)
    16 – yes. Harrison Ford is all I can remember, that and it was based on a story by Philip K. Dick.

  • Big_Dave_T

    Goodness! This is tough. Good thing Movie Mom isn’t Teacher Mom. I’d feel sorry for the students.
    Let me add to the first commenter here . . .
    I think number one is Silent Running.
    I think he/she meant answer number six (Robbie) to go with question seven (for Forbidden Planet).
    Number six is Gort, I believe.
    I agree number nine is Julie Newmar and the series was “My Living Doll.”
    Number 13 is Artificial Intelligence and 14 is one of the Austin Powers movies (not sure which one).
    WHAT!! No Bender??!! Unforgivable.

  • jestrfyl

    Thanks Big Dave, I remain corrected. I will now re-boot and set my servos on “learn”.
    These ARE hard!

  • Christophor

    Ok. I think I got it. I had to look up the actual titles and I couldn’t have even guessed one without the previous posters.
    1. Silent Running
    2. Sleeper (Woody Allen)
    3. Robot Model B-9 – Lost In Space
    4. Robots – Disney and Bicentenial Man
    5. Not Quite Human – (Disney Chanel Movie. Saw it when I was a kid.)
    6. Gort – The Day The Earth Stood Still
    7. Robbie – Forbidden Planet
    8. Small Wonder – Vicki
    9. My Living Doll (Thanks to the previous posters)
    10. C3-PO – Anakin Skywalker (Duh)
    11. Runaway Robots! Romie-O and Julie-8
    12. Rosie – The Jetsons
    13 AI – Artifician Intelligence
    14. Fembots Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    15. Data – (Duh!)
    16. Deckard,Rachael,Roy – Blade Runner

  • Christophor

    I’m not sure if Robots was Disney, but I thought it was.

  • jestrfyl

    Christophor
    Your sin is forgiven. Robots is by one of the OTHER animation companies, Blue Sky Studion, who brough you the Ice Age movies. I mis-remembered Silent Running – with Bruce Dern. And I cannot believe I drew a blank on Romie-O and Julie-8.
    But then MovieMom did leave out The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,one of Kurt Russel’s finest films (*gag*).

  • Christophor

    I had a suspicion it wasn’t Disney. Something didn’t feel right about that, but it was too late to retract. My PC was wigging out and posting for me. LOL

  • Nell Minow

    I am VERY impressed with the speed and accuracy of these responses! I’m out of town this week but will post another quiz soon after I get back, so get ready!

  • jestrfyl

    I liked this quiz because not all the answers could be retireved from imdb.com. Well done – I like the challenge, even when I muddle my responses.

  • Nell Minow

    That was the challenge! Coming up with questions that were un-google-able. I had a blast creating the quiz and got some help from my family (11 of us currently cruising in Nova Scotia). I’ll do another one very soon.

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