298 i robot?

I’ve acquired the nickname “Randor2000” up here in Seattle. Miles (guitar player for my band) came up with the name and he says it’s because of my geeky, sometimes robot-like qualities…I, uh think that’s a compliment.

Anyway, I mention that because around church and at Bible studies I’ve occasionally been telling people that I’m really looking forward to seeing the upcoming Pixar movie, WALL-E, and when I mentioned it, a lot of people didn’t know what I was talking about.

Well recently some of the people from my Bible study took a trip up to Vancouver for a mini-vacatiion. While there, the commercial for WALL-E came on the television and I pointed it out saying, “that’s the movie I want to see.” And one person responded, “oh, it’s about a robot – no wonder you want to see it.”

Until that point, I hadn’t made that connection, which makes me wonder how much of a robot I actually am.


Anyway, click here to see the trailers. I highly recommend the Vacuum Vignette – the way the Pixar folks are able to convey emotion and narrative through sounds and subtle mechanical movements (note the way they use WALL-E’s “eye brows” and the way WALL-E tilts his head and “squints” his eyes as it makes its exit) is sheer genius.

That little short and all the trailers never fail to put a smile on my face….dear Lord, maybe I am a robot!


5 thoughts on “298 i robot?

  1. Haha. I like robots, to. Actually I like droids, since that’s what they’re called in Star Wars. Just watched the trailers, pretty hilarious stuff. Interesting how much of a story can be told without a lot of dialogue. I’m curious to see how much there will be in the actual movie. My favorite part was when he changed the lightbulb of the pixar logo.

  2. One of the most compelling robot characters ever created has to be Data. I’m not really a Trekkie, but I think Data was brilliant in the way he explored the question of what it means to be human.asad123.wordpress.com

  3. Your last post was in April and it’s now already JUNE!!! Your rabid fans are starving for lonely tomatos!

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