Robots have long been a staple of Science Fiction, even back at the dawn of the genre when Isaac Asimov coined the term from the Slavic word for worker. They've become somewhat of a cliché, either naively misunderstanding human emotions or trying to keep us safe by enslaving all of humanity. And of course, nowhere is their presence more noticeable than on the screen, be it big or small. But which robot is the best? That's our question for the week. As per usual, I've provided 10 examples to start you off and you can add your own suggestions. Please bear in mind that we are only looking at robots (so fully mechanical automatons created by an organic race for a specific task) or androids (full mechanical automatons given a human like external skin to better blend in with living beings), rather than cyborgs (living beings with mechanical prostheses).
Ok, this week on poll position we're going to try and answer a question of truly cosmic proportions. Which alien race is the greatest in all of fiction. And when we are talking fiction I mean, all of it. The candidates can come from visual media (so TV (both live action and animation) and Film), Audio (radio shows such as A Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy or War Of The Worlds), Print (so Books or Comics) even Video Games. Obviously we are only talking about fictional aliens, so Scientologists are not applicable and neither is Herr D because we're looking at entire races rather than individuals. As per usual, I've given you 10 to start with and you can add your own suggestions. Please make sure you include the franchise that the species you nominate originate from in your suggestion and please, please only one suggestion at a time.
As we covered Live Action Superhero TV Shows last week, this week we're looking at the best animation that superhero TV has to offer. As always, I've given you 10 to start off with and you can add any you think I've missed. As with last week, if you can put the dates the series started and ended with your suggestions (and unlike last week you don't have to vote Flash).
Oh and don't put two series in the same suggestion. I know you can't go back and put another suggestion in after you've clicked ok to cast you vote, but putting all of your suggestions into the Other box all at once just means you're putting them as the same thing for people to vote for, so just wait until the next day to add the second series or do it from another computer. It's not something I can do anything about and if I add them separately myself, it just means you've lost your vote for those shows, because I'll have added them as new suggestions rather than as an audience voted suggestion.
And I'll be very disappointed in you all if Powerpuff Girls doesn't make it into the top 10. That show was the best.
So, last weeks poll is now closed, and as usual, you can see the Top 10 from that poll on Tuesday.
Now, this week we're moving away from the big screen and onto the TV. Specifically, we're looking at superhero's on TV. We're only doing Live Action this week (Vote Flash), cartoons is for another time (Vote Flash), but that doesn't mean we're skimping out of quality (Vote Flash). As usual, I've given you 10 options to start with (Vote Flash) and you can add options that I've missed out (Vote Flash). If you can specify when the series started (Vote Flash) and its end date (Vote Flash) when you add something to the poll (Vote Flash), that would be appreciated (Vote Flash). Other than that, I don't think there's anything else to say (Vote Flash), so I'll just leave it with you guys (Vote Flash)
So, the poll for our Greatest Star Wars Character has now closed and you can expect to see the result of that on Tuesday. However, for our next Poll, I've decided to go one step further and ask you guys what you feel is the greatest film ever made within the genre of Science Fiction. I've put 10 examples of films that classify as Sci-Fi in the poll below, but as with last week you are free to add your own so long as they are listed as in the Sci-Fi genre on IMDb. You can vote for as many as you like.
Ok, guys, going to try something a bit different this week. I'm looking for ways to make my Tuesday List series a bit more interactive, so what I'm going to try out is bringing back the Poll Position series and have you guys vote on a category I'm planning to do in the future. I've included 20 answers already (the main characters throughout the entire Star Wars series) and I've left an option open for you guys to add your own answers. You can vote for as many as you like and I'll take the 10 characters with the highest votes and use that as the basis for the list in 2 weeks time.
To clarify, I've separated characters that are played by different actors between trilogies (Yoda doesn't count here as he's a puppet/ CGI).
I am a little late getting this up so the poll will be open until 11:59 Eastern time New Years Eve ( December 31st).
Here is how this work, you each can vote for up to Five entrants in this poll once daily until the poll ends. Once the Poll closes the five entrants with the most votes will be entered into the HeroMachine.com Hall Of Fame.
Note a little note. JR is currently running a Hero Of the Year pol the winner of which will also be entered into the Hall Of Fame. I believe one or more of the entries on this poll are on that poll also. I have no intention of entering the same image into the Hall of fame twice, so I will disqualify the Winner and ONLY the winner of JR's Poll from winning this one as well. What that means is if the Winner of Hero Of the Year is also one of the top five in this poll it will be will be removed from the list of winners here and the next entrant with the highest vote count will take it's place. I hope that is simple enough to understand, and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below.
Ok one week has past since I put this redesign up for discussion and your vote and the results are in. I asked you if you Loved, Hated, or were just Meh to this Batgirl costume and this is what you, our fine HeroMachine community has told me based on your votes.
Love It: 188 votes
Meh to it: 89 votes
Hate it: 38 votes
So it appears that more of you guys and gals out there love this design then those that hate it and are meh to it combined! It is interesting to note that as WillyPete pointed out though the vote was so heavily slanted towards loving it yet no one from that camp came forward to tell us way. So here is one last chance for you to come forwards and let us know your reasons behind the way you voted. Don't be shy we don't bite around, well not much away!!
I am bringing "Poll Position" out of semi-retirement to discuss this new Batgirl costume. What I want to know is weather you the HeroMachine community "Love", "Hate", or are just plain old "Meh..." to this design?
Here are my feelings on the redesign. While I think this is a nice looking costume and well designed with the exception of the combat boots which are just way to clunky looking for me, I do not feel this is a good fit for Batgirl. I just don't think it works for a acrobatic, martial arts using, non-super powered crime fighter. The aforementioned boots give the outfit a sense of being weighted down and slowing especially in comparison to the sleeker look to the rest of the costume, and the leather jacket looks like it would restrict her movements, especially in the shoulder area making it difficult to fight in.
So in conclusion while I like the costume in general, on Batgirl I Hate it. So what are your opinions? Lets us know what you think by voting in the poll and by commenting below.
We were just at Wal Mart this morning and I found a 12" Iron Man figure on sale. So I had to get it. I was thinking he would look cool next to the 12" Star Wars figures that I already have. Then I started thinking that it would be cool if Iron Man was to fight a Jedi Knight. I know two good guys right, but we all know that Iron Man has got into it with good guys before. Let me know what you think. I think my money would be on the Jedi Knight, but that is just my two cents worth. My wife said it would depend on which Jedi it was, because Yoda would kick his butt and crash him like an empty coke can.