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TOP 10 | Bad Movie Robots

14 May 2018

Ten of the best robots (androids, cyborgs, sentient monster trucks, etc.) from good bad movies.                                                                                                                         .

 

10

Twister

Twister's Revenge! (1988) Voice actor uncredited

The inexplicable creation of a computer scientist and her monster truck driving boyfriend, this thing gets a mention because it has the temerity to exist rather than because it's a great robot. 

 

 

 

9

Police Robot Elle

Voiced by Hamilton Camp in Starcrash (1983)

Blessed with an incongruous Texan accent and a great turn of phrase (“I only have logic and emotion circuits, no room for craziness!”).

 

 

 

8

Sonny Lee

Played by Johnson Yap in The Bionic Boy (1977) and The Return of the Bionic Boy (1979)

Crushed almost to death when his parents are murdered by a criminal gang (this is a kids movie), The Bionic Boy must battle supervillains, mechanical dragons and unhinged dubbing in the pursuit of law and order. First he has to recover from a couple of injuries...

 

  

 

 

7

Baipam

Space Transformer (1985) Voice actor uncredited

Baipam has a tough time in Space Transformer when he's shrunk to the size of a microbe and taken prisoner by the evil ruler of his mistress' red blood cells. But this is a Joseph Lai joint, so there is probably another movie in which the same footage tells a cheerier story.

 

 

 

6

Megarobot

Robot Wars (1993)

Sort-of sequel to 1990's Crash and Burn (the sort-of sequel to the previous year's Robot Jox), Robot Wars features the same endearing stop motion effects as its predecessors. This is the best robot in the series.

 

 

 

5

Waldo Warren

Played by Rick Gianassi in The Occultist (1988)

Waldo Warren has a machine gun for a penis. That is all.

 

 

 

4

Francois

Voiced by 'Himself' in Deadly Spygames (1989)

Although just a Tomy Omnibot 2000 with part of a microphone glued to its face, Francois manages to steal the movie. After perving over our hero's bedroom companion he happily assassinates her before scuttling off laughing about how much he loves his job. 

 

 

 

3

Mechagodzilla

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974)

The original incarnation of Toho's robot lizard. Built by cognac-drinking space-apes attempting to conquer Earth, it takes out King Shisa and even gives the real Godzilla a run for his money.

 

 

 

2

Detective Brent McCord

Played by Lonnie Schuyler in Cybernator (1991)

Because Lonnie Schuyler. If there was a pantheon for comically bad actors, this guy would be one of its gods. 

 

 

 

1

Willard the Robot Cop

R.O.T.O.R. (1987). Voice actor uncredited

Sarcastic and fatalistic, Willard is like the despondent brother of Deadly Spygames' Francois. Every line of dialogue is gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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