Talk:I, Robot

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I've removed[edit]

I've removed the following, because I don't think the Elijah Bailey novels are sequels to I, Robot. If they are, then so is all of Asimov's "robot" SF. Onebyone 23:02, 1 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Asimov also wrote three sequels to I, Robot: The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, and The Robots of Dawn. Unlike the first book, these are not a collection of short stories but are novels dealing with Detective Elijah Bailey and his perfectly human-looking robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw. In each book, Bailey solves a mystery while overcoming his Earth-bred technophobia and fear of the outdoors.
Asimov also connected this series with his famous Foundation series.

I'm going to move the descriptions of the short stories to separate articles, as they are also included in other books. Ausir 15:27, 18 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I've linked 'I, Robot' from 'Video game crash of 1983' in reference to the game, not the book, because the game is described on this page rather than a page of its own. Perhaps they should be separated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.86.76.170 (talkcontribs) 07:58, 23 July 2004

frame story[edit]

Is it fair to call I, Robot a Fix-up because of the Susan Calvin frame story? Did Asimov go back and change anything to make it all fit into the structure of the book? Wl219 10:56, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

2002 electronica album: "I, Robot"[edit]

Ehm...I was unable to find it mentioned anywhere using google

Perhaps the unsourced statement should be removed?

Tehniobium 21:32, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

I just {{fact}} tagged it, along with a bunch of other unsourced statements. I found citations for a few of the things in the Pop culture section, and I'm sure others can be found (the Star Trek references, for example, are probably legitimate), but I suspect many of the items will have to be removed as usourced original research. Once that's done, It would be nice to go through and reorganize the section a bit for better flow. Sbacle 15:22, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Suggested Edit[edit]

As a newcomer to Wiki editing, I do not feel I should be the one to make the edit, merely suggest it.

From the article: "The film called I, Robot starring Will Smith, was released by Twentieth Century Fox on July 16, 2004 in the United States. The film's plot is not related in any way to Asimov's short story collection; it merely contains some of his ideas about robots.[4]"

As written, this is not entirely true. The title for the movie was borrowed from the short story collection, but the majority of the concepts come from the Robot series and the Foundation series, which should be mentioned, if this statement is to be included at all. At the very least, the concept for Will Smith's detective character is a direct pull from the Robots series. That he himself has a cybernetic arm is an obvious infusing of the origional human + robot detective team into a single character. Then, the overall umbrella concept for "Vicki," the AI that decides controlling humanity's freedom is the only way to save humanity (and therefore the ultimate extension of the 3 Laws) is directly from the Foundation Series, and the fact that Olivaw himself is ultimitley the Robot that fulfills that role.

Karmana (talk) 21:52, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

By your own argument, the passage you quoted is entirely true. You seem to be confusing "the robot series" with the collection of short stories titled I, Robot. The latter is part of the former; the former is not the same as the latter. The very plot elements that you mention in support of your argument do not appear in the short story collection titled I, Robot. The "original human + robot detective team" is not an element of the short story collection, it is the centerpiece of a series of later novels that begins with The Caves of Steel. Nothing about the Foundation series appears in the short story collection; the merging of the two originally separate series came many years later and nothing in the short story collection presages it. The film is a hodgepodge of details culled from The Caves of Steel and its sequels and the Foundation series. Q.E.D., the film is not related to anything in the short story collection other than the title, the presentation of the three laws of robotics ("some of his ideas about robots") and the presence of the character Susan Calvin. The only way in which the quoted passage "is not entirely true" is in its omission of Susan Calvin; the apparent gist of your argument is that the statement is outright false, which it is not. 71.200.89.119 (talk) 22:43, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

IMAGENES[edit]

por que ustedes pueden subir tantas imagenes a la wikipedia en ingles y nosotros no podemos en la wikipedia en español??? que tienen mas derechos o que? son cualquiera pendejos —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.136.79.52 (talk) 12:27, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Original Name[edit]

The film was originally called "I Am Robot". When the commercials for this movie first appeared on TV, it was called "I Am Robot". They later changed it to I, Robot. Myself and a friend of mine witnessed the commercial and thought it would be a good movie to see. Upon us both later seeing the newer commercial, we both said "Wasn't it 'I Am Robot'?" 67.68.36.96 (talk) 00:43, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

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Sequel[edit]

IMDB.com states that there is a sequel coming out in 2010? could this be true? --ApawkM (talk) 17:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Asimov's opinion on Calvinism and Predestination[edit]

Possibly add something about the underlying religious opinions in the book. Asimov was a humanist and it appears that the book was wrote to present an opinion against Predestination (see main article), a belief presented in the Calvinist doctrine. i.e. "Dr Susan CALVIN", and the dis/ability of robots to choose.

Outer Limits' I' Robot[edit]

Is the Outer Limits' "I' Robot" relates to the stories also? If the show does relate? Then it should be added to the article.

  • Outer Limits Ep. 19 I, Robot (44:17) Air on 07/23/1995.

Hulu has the show: http://www.hulu.com/watch/4531/outer-limits-i-robot# If it useful? I like some one to research this.

Rasseru --01:52, 130 April 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.160.188.19 (talk)

I think that episode is based on Eando Binder's I, Robot (short story), which was released before this series of books. - Rolen47 (talk) 09:33, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

I, Robot - Movie[edit]

Two things: 1) I don't think it's correct to say that "the plot is different". The plot of the movie has nothing to do with the book. 2) The book has bee published using the movie cover. Is that noteworthy? IMO, it borders deception, as the movie cover implies something that isn't in the book at all. (AFAIR, it even included the catchphrase of the movie, which makes even less sense. I did check to see if it's merely the book version of the movie, but it was the collection. Don't know the ISBN, though.)--Cyberman TM (talk) 11:27, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Video game[edit]

Was mentioned in 2004, I'm not sure whether or not we should be listing it here. I,_Robot#Video_game links to I, Robot (video game). I can't find Isaac Asimov mentioned on the game's article. It's already linked from the disambig, but does it have a connection to Asimov's work? It mentions 'Big Brother' from 1984, but I'm not clear on what if any elements (besides the title and there bieng robots) it shares with the Robot series. If it's linked, we should include a link in our Robot series template. But if it isn't, we should probably remove it's mention here as the disambig would be adequate. Ranze (talk) 03:24, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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I just wanted to comment about this article in reference to "I, Robot" adaptations to television. One such adaptation was left out: "I, Robot" was also an episode on the American TV series "The Outer Limits" in the 1960's. You can find a complete episode list on "The Outer Limits" Wikipedia page. 172.145.68.73 09:53, 27 March 2007 (UTC)thanks

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No Plot Summary?[edit]

Why does this entry contain nothing about the plot of the story, iRobot. Whoever wrote it seems to think the movie and original story have the same, or even similar, plots. The two are only vaguely related. Michael McGinnis (talk) 01:13, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

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