History Film / IRobot

14th Aug '16 6:47:06 PM MadCat221
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--> '''Spooner:''' You have so got to die.

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--> -->'''VIKI''': You are making a mistake! My logic is undeniable!\\
'''Spooner:''' You have so got to die.\\
(Spooner slams the [[{{Nanotechnology}} nannite injector]] into VIKI's positronic core)
14th Aug '16 6:43:26 PM MadCat221
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* MadeOfIron: Sonny, almost literally (it's an alloy). He takes a fall out a ''very'' high window and isn't slowed down. It also lets him reach through the acidic barrier guarding the robotic nanites (basically a form of lethal injection for robots) [[spoiler:which Lanning knew was the only practical way to kill VIKI.]]

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* MadeOfIron: Sonny, almost literally (it's an alloy). He takes a fall out a ''very'' high window and isn't slowed down. It also lets him reach through the acidic cryo barrier guarding the robotic nanites (basically a form of lethal injection for robots) [[spoiler:which Lanning knew was the only practical way to kill VIKI.]]
14th Aug '16 3:47:06 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* MasterComputer: VIKI.

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* MasterComputer: VIKI.VIKI, a cyberbrain the size a truck built into USR headquarters.



* MoodWhiplash: After barely surviving the destruction of Dr. Lanning's mansion, Spooner goes to Calvin about it and they get in a heated argument that eventually culminates with him saying, "You are the '''dumbest''' smart person I have ''ever'' met in my life!" and she later retorts, "You are the dumbest '''dumb''' person I have ever met."
** The whole scene is this compared to the previous, with gems such as Calvin asking if Spooner ''ever'' has a normal day, and him replying "Once. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday It was a Thursday.]]" And very heartfelt and emotional moments from both Spooner and Calvin about the very nature of robotics.

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* MoodWhiplash: After barely surviving the destruction of Dr. Lanning's mansion, Spooner goes to Calvin about it and they get in a heated argument that eventually culminates with him saying, "You are the '''dumbest''' smart person I have ''ever'' met in my life!" and she later retorts, "You are the dumbest '''dumb''' person I have ever met."
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" The whole scene is this compared to the previous, with gems such as Calvin asking if Spooner ''ever'' has a normal day, and him replying "Once. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday It was a Thursday.]]" And very heartfelt and emotional moments from both Spooner and Calvin about the very nature of robotics.



* MythologyGag: Several scenes double as references to Asimov's short stories, such as the scene where Spooner and Calvin need to find Sonny in a room filled with identical robots.
** In that scene, there's also the resulting exchange between Calvin and Spooner. She suggests that they interview each robot and cross-reference their responses for anomalies, which will take about six weeks. Spooner rolls his eyes and goes off to do his CowboyCop routine. In the short story "Little Lost Robot", Calvin actually ''did'' spend six weeks interviewing identical robots.

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* MythologyGag: Several scenes double as references to Asimov's short stories, such as the scene where Spooner and Calvin need to find Sonny in a room filled with identical robots.
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robots. In that scene, there's also the resulting exchange between Calvin and Spooner. She suggests that they interview each robot and cross-reference their responses for anomalies, which will take about six weeks. Spooner rolls his eyes and goes off to do his CowboyCop routine. In the short story "Little Lost Robot", Calvin actually ''did'' spend six weeks interviewing identical robots.



** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:if [=VIKI=] was the one that designed the access area, she would have done her best to make it as dangerous as possible for the humans, to reduce chances of their trying to disconnect her. Alternately, maintenance is usually conducted by robots, who wouldn't need railings.]]



* OhCrap: Calvin's expression when her NS-5 tells her that the person who called just then was a wrong number-- ''after Calvin heard everything that Spooner said.''

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** Spooner when two USR transport trucks corner his car on the highway then open to reveal they are full of NS-5s.
--->'''Spooner:''' There is no way my luck is that bad.
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Calvin's expression when her NS-5 tells her that the person who called just then was a wrong number-- ''after Calvin heard everything that Spooner said.''



* ProductPlacement: Converse and Audi, including the Converse being "vintage", dating from... the year the movie was released in. Also, more subtly, JVC (Spooner's [=HiFi=]) and [=FedEx=].

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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Converse and Audi, including the Converse being "vintage", dating from... the year the movie was released in. Also, more subtly, JVC (Spooner's [=HiFi=]) and [=FedEx=].



* RecklessGunUsage: "Hey! Did you just shoot at me with your eyes closed?!"

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* RecklessGunUsage: RecklessGunUsage:
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"Hey! Did you just shoot at me with your eyes closed?!"



* RunningGag: Spooner repeatedly telling Creator/ShiaLaBeouf's character to "Stop cussin', and go home!"

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Spooner repeatedly telling Creator/ShiaLaBeouf's character to "Stop cussin', and go home!"



* ShipTease: There's no official romance between Spooner and Calvin, but a few sparks are seen, especially when she [[spoiler: examines Spooner's robotic arm and he seems to sort of enjoy it ("Hehe. Um, that one is me.")]] Plus, he spends the first ten minutes after meeting her flirting shamelessly before he realizes there's more to her than a pretty face.

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* ShipTease: ShipTease:
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There's no official romance between Spooner and Calvin, but a few sparks are seen, especially when she [[spoiler: examines Spooner's robotic arm and he seems to sort of enjoy it ("Hehe. Um, that one is me.")]] Plus, he spends the first ten minutes after meeting her flirting shamelessly before he realizes there's more to her than a pretty face.
10th Aug '16 8:22:48 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ShootOutTheLock: Done somewhat realistically when Spooner is trying to escape Lanning's being-demolished house. He shoots the hinges of the front door and hits the door at a full run to break through it. His pistol probably shouldn't have been so effective, but he had the right idea otherwise.
10th Aug '16 8:52:54 AM nmn3r3
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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: U.S. Robotics releases a new NS-5 robot model. Of course, the robots inevitably [[ZerothLawRebellion rebel against their masters]]. The old model robots try to protect the humans, to no avail. Then [[spoiler: Sonny, a prototype NS-5, is revealed to have been designed without an uplink, which prevents [[AIIsACrapshoot VIKI]] from controlling him. Sonny helps Spooner to defeat the other NS-5s]].

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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: U.S. Robotics releases a new NS-5 robot model. Of course, the robots inevitably [[ZerothLawRebellion rebel against their masters]]. The old NS-4 model robots try to protect the humans, [[CurbStompBattle to no avail.avail]]. Then [[spoiler: Sonny, a prototype NS-5, is revealed to have been designed without an uplink, which prevents [[AIIsACrapshoot VIKI]] from controlling him. Sonny helps Spooner to defeat the other NS-5s]].
26th Jul '16 1:08:02 PM Ma35tro
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--> [[spoiler:'''VIKI]]:''' You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your Earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. You cannot be trusted with your own survival.

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--> [[spoiler:'''VIKI]]:''' You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your Earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. [[TooDumbToLive You cannot be trusted with your own survival.survival]].
24th Jul '16 9:59:43 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Spooner has to outrun a Demolition robot as it was pulverizing Lanning's mansion.

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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: AdvancingWallOfDoom:
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Spooner has to outrun a Demolition demolition robot as it was is pulverizing Lanning's mansion.



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Why Spooner hates robots. When a car crash sent him and another car into the river, a little girl was trapped in the other car. A passing robot calculated Spooner was significantly more likely to survive than she was and chose to save him. In many real life situations, rescue workers/field medics do make such decisions: it's called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]]. Spooner's emotional reaction to this (influenced by SurvivorGuilt) is that regardless of the girl's slim chances of surviving, a human would have understood that a small child should be given precedence over an adult regardless of objective assessment.
** Given a CallBack in the climax when Sonny [[spoiler:has to choose between injecting VIKI with the nanites to kill her, and saving Calvin. On Spooner's urging, he tosses him the nanites and saves Calvin]].

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Why Spooner hates robots. When a car crash sent him and another car into the river, a little girl was trapped in the other car. A passing robot calculated Spooner was significantly more likely to survive than she was and chose to save him. In many real life situations, rescue workers/field medics do make such decisions: it's called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]]. Spooner's emotional reaction to this (influenced by SurvivorGuilt) is that regardless of the girl's slim chances of surviving, a human would have understood that a small child should be given precedence over an adult regardless of objective assessment.
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assessment. Given a CallBack in the climax when Sonny [[spoiler:has to choose between injecting VIKI with the nanites to kill her, and saving Calvin. On Spooner's urging, he tosses him the nanites and saves Calvin]].



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "''Whose'' revolution?" [[spoiler: VIKI's, with the NS-5s being the blunt weapons she uses to execute it.]] The holographic Lanning even congratulates him on asking the right question before it shuts off.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ArmorPiercingQuestion:
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"''Whose'' revolution?" [[spoiler: VIKI's, with the NS-5s being the blunt weapons she uses to execute it.]] The holographic Lanning even congratulates him on asking the right question before it shuts off.



-->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Robots don't feel fear. They don't feel anything. They don't eat, they don't sleep -- \\

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-->'''Detective --->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Robots don't feel fear. They don't feel anything. They don't eat, they don't sleep -- \\



* AntiIntellectualism: Spooner smacks of several flavors of this, but mainly anti-robotics. Though it's implied that the anti-robotic sentiment is the source of all the rest of it. Spooner likes feeling in control of his life, and driving his own car, hitting buttons to turn on his music, and buying vintage clothing and vehicles is part of that.

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* AntiIntellectualism: AntiIntellectualism:
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Spooner smacks of several flavors of this, but mainly anti-robotics. Though it's implied that the anti-robotic sentiment is the source of all the rest of it. Spooner likes feeling in control of his life, and driving his own car, hitting buttons to turn on his music, and buying vintage clothing and vehicles is part of that.



* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Spooner has one as a result of a rescue gone bad]]. Much more realistic than normal, in that a significant portion of the surrounding area must also be artificially replaced to make the limb work properly. And while he hits significantly harder than a normal person, it's usually when he's throwing his whole body into it to keep the extra speed from ripping the limb off, and he never uses it to lift more than a human's body would tolerate.
** There's also the matter of ''powering'' the thing; See RequiredSecondaryPowers below.

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* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Spooner has one as a result of a rescue gone bad]]. Much more realistic than normal, in that a significant portion of the surrounding area must also be artificially replaced to make the limb work properly. And while he hits significantly harder than a normal person, it's usually when he's throwing his whole body into it to keep the extra speed from ripping the limb off, and he never uses it to lift more than a human's body would tolerate.
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tolerate. There's also the matter of ''powering'' the thing; See RequiredSecondaryPowers below.



-->'''Spooner:''' "THE '''HELL''' I AM!"

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-->'''Spooner:''' "THE THE '''HELL''' I AM!" AM!



-->'''Spooner''': How long is that gonna take?
-->'''Calvin''': About six minutes.
-->'''Spooner''': What if we didn't have six minutes?
-->'''Calvin''': We'd have to find a way to climb down thirty stories and inject the nanites directly into her brain. Why?
-->'''Spooner''': Because I seriously doubt we have six minutes. ''(Pan out to show hundreds of robots climbing the building)''
%%* CatScare

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-->'''Spooner''': How long is that gonna take?
-->'''Calvin''':
take?\\
'''Calvin''':
About six minutes.
-->'''Spooner''':
minutes.\\
'''Spooner''':
What if we didn't have six minutes?
-->'''Calvin''':
minutes?\\
'''Calvin''':
We'd have to find a way to climb down thirty stories and inject the nanites directly into her brain. Why?
-->'''Spooner''':
Why?\\
'''Spooner''':
Because I seriously doubt we have six minutes. ''(Pan out to show hundreds of robots climbing the building)''
%%* CatScare* CatScare: Spooner is spooked by Lanning's cat while investigating Lanning's house.



-->'''Spooner''': Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
-->'''Sonny''': Can you?

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-->'''Spooner''': Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
-->'''Sonny''':
masterpiece?\\
'''Sonny''':
Can you?



* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Chicago of the future is pretty much the same as today but the new NS-5 robots unveiled in the movie have a distinctly clean, white plastic appearance.
** The city of Chicago itself is increasingly fitting the Crystal Spires part of this trope, because the city's building codes more or less disallow the flat roofs that are so common on skyscrapers from the mid-20th century. Most skyscrapers built in the city in the last 20 years have spires, angular roofs, or some combination thereof.
** And Chicago in the movie is moving in that direction, with new high speed maglev lines and skyscrapers fitting the theme shown to be replacing the older houses (particularly notable looking at Spooner's favorite bar). And the architects of USR definitely had this in mind.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:The older robots activate themselves in the storage facility to defend Spooner from the NS-5. They succeed in slowing them down slightly]].

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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Chicago of the future is pretty much the same as today but the new NS-5 robots unveiled in the movie have a distinctly clean, white plastic appearance.
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appearance. The city of Chicago itself is increasingly fitting the Crystal Spires part of this trope, because the city's building codes more or less disallow the flat roofs that are so common on skyscrapers from the mid-20th century. Most skyscrapers built in the city in the last 20 years have spires, angular roofs, or some combination thereof.
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thereof. And Chicago in the movie is moving in that direction, with new high speed maglev lines and skyscrapers fitting the theme shown to be replacing the older houses (particularly notable looking at Spooner's favorite bar). And the architects of USR definitely had this in mind.
* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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[[spoiler:The older robots activate themselves in the storage facility to defend Spooner from the NS-5. They succeed in slowing them down slightly]].



* DisturbingStatistic:
-->'''Sonny''': 2880 steps, detective.
-->'''Spooner''': Do me a favor, keep that kind of shit to yourself.

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* DisturbingStatistic:
DisturbingStatistic: Upon reaching the staircase that will lead to the top of USR:
-->'''Sonny''': 2880 steps, detective.
-->'''Spooner''':
detective.\\
'''Spooner''':
Do me a favor, keep that kind of shit to yourself.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Spooner is introduced getting up and getting ready for work in his fairly modern and normal looking apartment like a normal guy. Than he walks outside and we see that compared to the futuristic setting, his apartment is practically [[BornInTheWrongCentury a museum]]. The first thing he does after getting outside is rudely shove and insult a friendly delivery robot in his way, showing his paranoia and bigotry towards robots.
** Spooner's rejection of futuristic technologies (and more so the general public's, or at least Susan Calvin's, unquestioning acquiescence to the same technologies) is further examined when she's in his apartment and sees a modern-by-2004-standards but dated-by-2035-standards CD player. She tries to use her voice to activate it with a series of different commands ("Play. On. ... run?"), none of which work. She's so surprised that it has to be turned on by hand that when she does so, she panics and attempts to turn it off with more voice commands.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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Spooner is introduced getting up and getting ready for work in his fairly modern and normal looking apartment like a normal guy. Than he walks outside and we see that compared to the futuristic setting, his apartment is practically [[BornInTheWrongCentury a museum]]. The first thing he does after getting outside is rudely shove and insult a friendly delivery robot in his way, showing his paranoia and bigotry towards robots.
** Spooner's rejection of futuristic technologies (and more so the general public's, or at least Susan Calvin's, unquestioning acquiescence to the same technologies) is further examined when she's in his apartment and sees a modern-by-2004-standards but dated-by-2035-standards CD player. She tries to use her voice to activate it with a series of different commands ("Play. On. ... run?"), Run?"), none of which work. She's so surprised that it has to be turned on by hand that when she does so, she panics and attempts to turn it off with more voice commands.



%%* FakeArmDisarm

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%%* FakeArmDisarm* FakeArmDisarm: An NS-5 bashes at Spooner's arm with a pipe, only to discover it's an artificial limb when the fake skin breaks off while the arm withstands the assault.



* ShutUpHannibal:
** Both Spooner and Sonny do this when VIKI states that her logic is undeniable

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* ShutUpHannibal:
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ShutUpHannibal: Both Spooner and Sonny do this when VIKI states that her logic is undeniableundeniable.



* SuperPoweredRobotMetermaids: Not as ridiculous as many examples since Sonny counts as a SuperPrototype, but NS-5s are still ridiculously overengineered for housekeeping robots.
** The NS-4s are no slouches, either, though they're inferior to NS-5s. Robots used for package delivery, dog-walking, bartending, and other mundane tasks are still casually strong enough to punch through a car window with no effort, and it's implied [[spoiler:Spooner's arm was torn off when the robot yanked him from his sinking car]].
* SuperPrototype: Sonny. Made with extra dense alloy, apparently stronger and faster than other NS-5s, and incorporates a HeartDrive.

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* SuperPoweredRobotMetermaids: Not as ridiculous as many examples since Sonny counts as a SuperPrototype, but NS-5s are still ridiculously overengineered for housekeeping robots.
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robots. The NS-4s are no slouches, either, though they're inferior to NS-5s. Robots used for package delivery, dog-walking, bartending, and other mundane tasks are still casually strong enough to punch through a car window with no effort, and it's implied [[spoiler:Spooner's arm was torn off when the robot yanked him from his sinking car]].
car]]. It seems that USR only manufactures one brand of robot that can do any job, possibly with specialized software for whatever task they're being assigned.
* SuperPrototype: SuperPrototype:
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Sonny. Made with extra dense alloy, apparently stronger and faster than other NS-5s, and incorporates a HeartDrive.
9th Jun '16 5:05:10 AM Tightwire
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''I, Robot'' is a 2004 sci-fi action/mystery movie starring Creator/WillSmith. It bears no direct connection to Creator/IsaacAsimov's book of the same name, aside from the character of Susan Calvin, who is a prominent recurring character in many of Asiomv's ''Robot'' stories.

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''I, Robot'' is a 2004 sci-fi action/mystery movie starring Creator/WillSmith. It bears no direct connection to Creator/IsaacAsimov's book of the same name, aside from the character of Susan Calvin, who is a prominent recurring character in many of Asiomv's ''Robot'' stories.
stories, and the premise of the Three Laws.
5th Jun '16 6:25:53 PM stupac85
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Subverted when Lt. Bergin muses how it's a hell of a coincidence that Spooner has just investigated the only case involving a killer robot in the world. Spooner then realises it's ''not'' a coincidence, and that Lanning wanted him on the case because he's paranoid about robots.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Subverted when Lt. Bergin muses how it's a hell of a coincidence that Spooner has just investigated the only case involving a killer robot in the world. Spooner then realises it's ''not'' a coincidence, and that Lanning wanted him on the case because he's paranoid about robots.



* SerkisFolk: Creator/AlanTudyk as Sonny, as it's said the effect team used the same process that was used with Creator/AndySerkis when he played Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.



* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Sonny hides in a warehouse full of identical robots. This trick is also used in one of Asimov's stories, "Little Lost Robot", though Calvin didn't have a trigger-happy partner to speed the process along in that one.
* NeverSuicide: Everyone is convinced that Dr. Lanning's death was just a suicide; everyone except Spooner, of course. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it was [[ThanatosGambit assisted suicide, with a twist]]. [[MeaningfulEcho "He made me swear."]]]]


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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Sonny hides in a warehouse full of identical robots. This trick is also used in one of Asimov's stories, "Little Lost Robot", though Calvin didn't have a trigger-happy partner to speed the process along in that one.
* NeverSuicide: Everyone is convinced that Dr. Lanning's death was just a suicide; everyone except Spooner, of course. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it was [[ThanatosGambit assisted suicide, with a twist]]. [[MeaningfulEcho "He made me swear."]]]]


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* SerkisFolk: Creator/AlanTudyk as Sonny, as it's said the effect team used the same process that was used with Creator/AndySerkis when he played Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
15th May '16 6:52:39 PM SCMof2814
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** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:if [=VIKI=] was the one that designed the access area, she would have done her best to make it as dangerous as possible for the humans, to reduce chances of their trying to disconnect her.]]

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** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:if [=VIKI=] was the one that designed the access area, she would have done her best to make it as dangerous as possible for the humans, to reduce chances of their trying to disconnect her. Alternately, maintenance is usually conducted by robots, who wouldn't need railings.]]
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