Friday, December 12, 2014

Rule Five: Mechanical Women

Science fiction is full of robots and androids, most of whom it seems are out to kill us.  But I suppose if you wanted to build the perfect machine it would have to be a woman.  I'm not saying that it would be a perfect woman and if it were logical there might be some debate as to whether it was a woman at all.  Anyway, there have been a few more of these lovely machines in science fiction flicks than you might think.
Brigitte Helm
Brigitte Helm, this German beauty was the star of Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis.  Helm played dual roles in the film and went on to do several other science fiction flicks.  This movie is amazing for it's time and a must see for budding film enthusiasts.
 Kaity Lotz, star of the british scifi flick The Machine.  In this film gem, Ava played by Lotz, is a machine that becomes aware.  Of all that we see in science fiction this may be one that becomes a reality in the near future.  And I fear that in our anything goes society the ethical issues we might face will be poorly handled.  And that is part of The Machine's story.  Lotz, of course, was the Black Canary on Arrow until the scum balls at The CW killed her off.  Thanks you worms!
Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galatica's Number Six and bod extraordinaire.  Faced with this Cylon I would immediately surrender. 

Hope you enjoyed this look at the smallest of science fiction niches.

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