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Isaac Asimov [1]


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Born:January 2, 1920
Died:April 6, 1992 (72)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.00 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:59.00%
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I, Robot [2004](84) => Original stories

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Star Trek: Insurrection [1998]
  • When Data is malfunctioning, Picard gets him to recite Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. In the Isaac Asimov story Runaround a malfunctioning robot recites Gilbert and Sullivan while evading capture by his human masters. Much of Data's character is taken from Asimov's writings (such as Data's "Positronic Net", adapted from Asimov's "Positronic" brains).
    Contact [1997]
  • Dr. Arroway hypothesizes that the message could be an "Encyclopaedia Galactica", a concept envisioned by Carl Sagan as well, featured prominently in the TV series [Cosmos] and meant to be an planetary database for all the worlds within the Milky Way Galaxy. The term originates from Isaac Asimov's science fiction novel, Foundation.
    I, Robot [2004]
  • Although not explicitly stated in the film, V.I.K.I.'s behavior follows what Isaac Asimov called the "Zeroth Law of Robotics" which states that a robot may not harm humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
    Spider-Man [2002]
  • The famous line spoken by Uncle Ben ("With great power comes great responsibility") first appears in the 1976 short story {Bicentennial Man} by Isaac Asimov.
    WALL·E [2008]
  • All robots in WALL·E follow the Three Laws of Robotics, originally conceived by sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov (A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; a robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws). Several bad bots have dilemmas in following those laws.
    Quotes From/About Isaac Asimov
    Isaac AsimovPeople who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.