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15th Dec '17 11:14:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Isaac is a member of an artificial robot species. However, he operates his console exactly the same as any organic member, even though he's demonstrated the ability to both interface with the ship's computer wirelessly and to extend tendrils from his hands for a more direct connection. Presumably, having been assigned by his people to observe and study humans, he mimics them intentionally.
15th Dec '17 11:12:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', a race of machines (the Asurans) are trying to emulate the Ancients and so operate a lot of their technology by hand.

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', a race of machines (the Asurans) are trying to emulate the Ancients and so operate a lot of their technology by hand. While functionally similar to Milky Way's Replicators, they prefer to build things the way humanoids do instead of rapidly composing them of individual Asuran parts.
28th Dec '16 4:21:23 PM HawkbitAlpha
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** The same film features another robot, the appropriately named TYP-E, whose job seems to be typing on a keyboard.

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** The same film features another robot, the appropriately named TYP-E, whose job seems to be typing on a keyboard. [[FridgeLogic Using hunt-and-peck.]]
24th Sep '16 12:54:36 PM Diask
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* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' prefers to simply type on her keyboard, despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted, . In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler:using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]

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* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' prefers to simply type on her keyboard, despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted, .wanted. In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler:using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]



** EDI lampshades this when she remarks that members of the crew [[spoiler: will go to her android when they want to talk with her, even though they can talk to her anywhere on the ship. She's decides to actively support the idea that she's a fellow crewmember by having the android act as human as possible, such as standing up and facing Shepard when they have a conversation even though she has no reason to]].

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** EDI lampshades this when she remarks that members of the crew [[spoiler: will go to her android when they want to talk with her, even though they can talk to her anywhere on the ship. She's She decides to actively support the idea that she's a fellow crewmember by having the android act as human as possible, such as standing up and facing Shepard when they have a conversation even though she has no reason to]].



* The Engi from ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' interact with computers by typing on terminals, despite being walking clusters of nanomachines who supposedly can assume many shapes. Same deal with the Lanius, who can meld with the systems to fix them yet still interact with them via typing on terminals.

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* The Engi from ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' interact with computers systems by typing on terminals, despite being walking clusters of nanomachines who supposedly can assume many shapes. Same shapes (such as spaceships, which the other Engi can talk to through, surprise, terminals). Similar deal with the Lanius, who can meld with the systems to fix them yet still interact with them via typing on terminals.
24th Sep '16 12:48:39 PM Diask
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You see this all the time; robots (usually the RobotBuddy) or [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]] using controls just like people do. That is; hitting buttons.

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You see this all the time; robots (usually the RobotBuddy) or [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]] {{cyborg}}s using controls just like people do. That is; hitting buttons.






* Despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted, [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] prefers to simply type on her keyboard. In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler: using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]

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* Despite Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' prefers to simply type on her keyboard, despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted, [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] prefers to simply type on her keyboard. wanted, . In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler: using [[spoiler:using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]






* Averted in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', when Athena wires directly into the ship to stop the virus...which raises the question of [[VoodooShark how the hell the Cylons are identical to humans if they have COMPUTER PARTS INSIDE THEIR ARMS!]]

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', when Athena wires directly into the ship to stop the virus...which raises the question of [[VoodooShark how the hell the Cylons are identical to humans if they have COMPUTER PARTS INSIDE THEIR ARMS!]]



* The Engi from ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' interact with computers by typing on terminals, despite being walking clusters of nanomachines who supposedly can assume many shapes. Same deal with the Lanius, who can meld with the systems to fix them yet still interact with them via typing on terminals.



7th Sep '16 1:28:02 PM NateTheGreat
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-->-- '''Jim Wright''' reviewing ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS5E15DarkFrontier Dark Frontier]]"

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-->-- '''Jim Wright''' '''[[http://www.reviewboy.com/darkfrontier.html Jim Wright]]''' reviewing ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS5E15DarkFrontier Dark Frontier]]"
7th Jun '16 5:55:35 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'': In the episode 'Dehulked' features a villain using miniature fingers to type justified in that he was wearing a [[MiniMecha large-ish]] PowerArmor at the time.
14th Dec '15 4:29:27 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:303:When developers won't bother to do it right as long as the end user can live with it.]]

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[[quoteright:303:[[Anime/GhostInTheShell [[quoteright:350:[[Anime/GhostInTheShell http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ghost_in_the_Shell_Type_MPost13506.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ghost_in_the_shell_type.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:303:When [[caption-width-right:350:When developers won't bother to do it right as long as the end user can live with it.]]
8th Nov '15 9:59:28 AM DeisTheAlcano
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->''You would think that the marriage of biology and machinery would make it possible to do those things without lifting a finger. But instead, we see a drone amble over to a pylon, and do precisely that -- lift a finger. It presses a single button, then wanders off to push another button. So much for Borg efficiency.''
->-- '''[[Recap/StarTrekVoyager Jim Wright's]] ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' reviews, "Dark Frontier".'''

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->''You ->''"You would think that the marriage of biology and machinery would make it possible to do those things without lifting a finger. But instead, we see a drone amble over to a pylon, and do precisely that -- lift a finger. It presses a single button, then wanders off to push another button. So much for Borg efficiency.''
->-- '''[[Recap/StarTrekVoyager Jim Wright's]] ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' reviews, "Dark Frontier".'''
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-->-- '''Jim Wright''' reviewing ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS5E15DarkFrontier Dark Frontier]]"
31st Oct '15 2:36:27 PM StFan
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* WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} does this when he's trying to stop his runaway escape pod, especially slamming the BigRedButton. Justified because WALL-E does not have a clue about what he's doing, and is clearly just smacking the panel at random hoping one thing or another will save him. Played straight for the robots on the ship: despite in some cases being literally built into the walls, they still type on control panels.

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* WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} ''WesternAnimation/WallE'':
** WALL•E
does this when he's trying to stop his runaway escape pod, especially slamming the BigRedButton. Justified because WALL-E WALL•E does not have a clue about what he's doing, and is clearly just smacking the panel at random hoping one thing or another will save him. him.
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Played straight for the robots on the ship: despite in some cases being literally built into the walls, they still type on control panels.
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