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Barton – The Robot Man
Fred Barton is known to many as simply The
Robot Man. He restored Robby, the robot from Forbidden
Planet, and has branched out to create his own replicas of Gort
from The Day The Earth Stood Still, B9 from Lost in Space, the time
machine from the class movie The Time Machine, and others. His company,
Fred Barton Productions, sells museum-quality Robby replicas, and
his site is the definitive source of information about Robby and
other movie robots.
here to visit Fred's site.
Not just another fan-produced incarnation of the Star Trek franchise,
Starship Exeter follows
the crew of the U.S.S. Exeter, a Constitution class starship that
is contemporary with Jim Kirk’s Enterprise. Produced as though
it’s being broadcast along with the original series in the
1960s, Starship Exeter brings fresh characters and new stories to
fans who enjoy the Star Trek universe. Two episodes have already
been produced, and fans can become contributors to Exeter productions.
here for the main site, or here
for ExeterStudio.com for even more goodies.
John Riggs has build and collected just about every imaginable robot
toy and character from any movie or TV show you can name. His Robot
Hut, located in Washington state, is open to visitors
(by appointment), but his site has photos and video of everything
in his vast collection. You can even put on your red/blue glasses
and tour the place in 3-D. You'll be amazed and entertained watching
John drive his Robby jeep. It was John's story and photos that started
the B9 robot building movement in Flint Mitchell's book You
Can Build The Lost In Space Robot.
here to visit the robot hut.
If you aren't watching this newest version of Battlestar
Galactica, you're really missing out. From the 2003
miniseries to the weekly episodes shown Friday nights on the SciFi
Channel, the quality of this show has been first rate. As before,
after nearly being exterminated by a race of former mechanical servants,
the human race struggles for survival while hoping to find the long-lost
planet of their legends: Earth.
here for SciFi.com's official Battlestar Galactica site, with
downloads and extras.
OK, it's silly, but Robot Bastard!
is the kind of fun that everyone should indulge
in every once in awhile. Rob Schrab’s 14-minute movie follows
the mission of a robot on mission to save the daughter of the president,
who's been kidnapped by the evil Blood Mamba. When his planet needs
him, robot responds.
here for the Robot Bastard! site, where you can watch the movie
and more (Rob’s other shorts are fun too).