I, (Gay) Robot? Radar Rates the Androids

Just how fabulous are the robots of the silver screen?
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2008 2:44 PM CDT
Anthony Daniels, a British actor who played C-3PO in all six "Star Wars" movies, poses with a model of the fictional robot at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The pairing of robots C-3PO and...   (AP Photo/Daniel Lovering)
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(Newser) – Gay marriage in California and Brokeback Mountain's emergence on the opera scene all point to an America that’s "getting its gay on," writes Evan Mulvihill in Radar—including its androids. Using a 'Homometer' (0: asexual; 1: beer and steak; 5: bisexual; 10: flaming), he takes a look at cinema’s most fabulous robots.

  • R2-D2, C-3P0, Star Wars: 9
  • Hal, 2001: A Space Odyssey: 7

  • Data, Star Trek, Next Generation: 5
  • Rosie the Robot Maid Jetsons: 9
  • Tin Man, The Wizard of Oz: 6
  • Bender, Futurama: 1
  • Johnny 5, Short Circuit: 8.5
  • Wall-E, Wall-E: 4
  • Gigolo Joe, Artificial Intelligence: A.I.: 9
  • The Iron Giant, The Iron Giant: 2
  • Smarterchild, AOL Instant Messenger: 0
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