Talk:Robots (2005 film)

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Spear[edit]

Shouldn't we add something about Fender's spear looking exactly like the Lance of Longinus from Neon Genesis Evangelion (for those that don't know)? It says so on Robin Williams' article.

Be bold! Go ahead! --Releeshan 02:02, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
It's not mentioned in Robin's article and I had already deleted it from this one before posting this comment. Lots42 (talk) 19:35, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
I have already added it mates.User:Agent008

Ratchet (Robots) redirects here[edit]

It was merged as per its AFD debate, but rather haphazardly, I'm afraid. Anyone who knows more about the movie should feel free to clean it up. Johnleemk | Talk 11:04, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

I'm not too sure about the last trivia reference (a capcom game from 1987 involving two flail guns). How similar are the two scenes? It seems in Robots that many references are made almost perfectly, can anyone confirm the similarities? BadCRC 01:11, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

In the big chase scence when Bigweld is slowly singing Daisy; isn't that a reference to 2001:A Space Odyssey? I think I came across it on imdb.com


Yes, and I would like to add to that. Just because a character cracked his neck, it does not mean it is an X-Men reference. I do not see any important simularity between Watertown, New York and Rivet Town. And I DEFINITELY disagree with the comment of the Holocaust metaphor. There is no resemblance to the event despite what the author may say. Please change it posthaste.

IMDB lists Queens as where Wedge grew up, and that he attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, outside of Syracuse, NY. I happen to attend this very high school, and it is in fact outside of Syracuse, which isn't exactly Watertown. I haven't found any other sources on the web citing that Wedge spent his teens in Watertown, without first mentioning that that is what Rivet Town is based on. Fayetteville-Manlius HS isn't a boarding school either, so there is no way that he could have lived in Watertown and simultaneously attended FMHS. If anyone could clear this up it'd be nice. blarghamagarky 4:47, 11 March 2007.


Agreed - "The movie's plotline was based on the Holocaust. ([Ratchet - Hitler]; [Outmodes - Jews])" - give me a break! Is there any evidence for this - i.e. a statement by someone responsible? I must work out how to do a "citation needed" tag...

I removed the references that required citation. I think they should only be added when people have information pertaining to the film, what the trivia is, and citation.D43M0N 11:13, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

FORGET THE TRIVIA WE NEED A PLOT SECTION HERE PEOPLE!User:Agent008 —Preceding comment was added at 21:43, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Bigweld in person vs Old TV show[edit]

Can these differences be attributed to Bigweld aging over time, or having upgrades (e.g. neck section)? If so, I think the trivia point regarding this should be edited. glasnt<3 03:49, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge of Characters[edit]

We should merge all the Robots characters into one page, either this page or List of Robots characters. Cbrown1023 19:23, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Agree. The characters could be merged into the main article with short descriptions of each character, especially since most seem to just be plot summaries of each character. Expanding the summary of the film would fix that problem after the merges, and on a side note, the homages section needs to be weeded down. Radagast83 19:10, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I agree, Robots is a one time film (and I don't think a sequel is planned?). We don't need article after article about each character from one movie. This same thing needs to happen with other film characters as well. People add way too many film character articles for one-time movies. RobJ1981 05:08, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but just to add more to what you said, an article on a film character can exist, but as a list with other characters using pretty much the same format as other lists... "List of NAMEOFMOVIE characters". The only time that characters get their own page is if there is sufficient information on them or are in many movies (like famous). Cbrown1023 19:41, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
I say delete - these characters are not notable by themselves and not enough info. But I would be content with merging them in this article, per Radagast83. AdamSmithee 22:59, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
This has been discussed for a while (16 days) so I'm going to merge them all into the page List of Robots characters. Cbrown1023 20:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Done. Cbrown1023 22:13, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay now that's over and I done with I offically declare this topic closed.So let's all forget about and work on something else. User:Agent008

Merge[edit]

Definitely merge Robot City into this article IMO!—Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.81.240.93 (talkcontribs) 23:16, December 23, 2006

I agree and, seeing no controversy, have done so.--Supernumerary 00:53, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
Isn't "Robot City" a series of recently published novels based on some unfinished Asimov manuscripts? 195.70.32.136 19:19, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Colors[edit]

The colors of each robot are identified in both this article and the List of Robots characters; however, neither explains what the colors mean or why they are worth identifying. --*momoricks* (talk) 11:46, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I removed the colors column from the characters table because an internet search found no reason for notability. --*momoricks* (talk) 20:49, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Merged soundtrack[edit]

I merged the soundtrack article into this one because it did not contain enough information to warrant its own page. --*momoricks* (talk) 20:31, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Cat Deeley[edit]

Rly? Cat Deeley isn't mentioned on the IMDB page for this film. Cat Deeley's IMDB page doesn't mention this film. There is no mention of a "UK version" at all. I'm not going to change this without some more evidence but I don't see why the Wikipedia page should mention the cast of a dubious "UK version". And I'm English. Dominic Sayers (talk) 14:57, 6 April 2009 (UTC) It's just the British actors --92.24.50.142 (talk) 14:44, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

British Voices[edit]

Has nobody noticed that Cat Deeley is the only British person on the British voices list? Or did they attempt an accent? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.159.36.19 (talk) 21:25, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

fixes[edit]

I just finished watching the movie and was a little disappointed at what a mess this article is. The first thing I did was remove the second mention of Greg Kinnear, don't know how that stayed in there so long. More importantly, I removed 2 songs from the "other songs" section, as neither of these songs were mentioned in the credits (I watched the credit roll twice and paused it several times to confirm), and I don't remember hearing them in the film. I also added two songs that were inexplicably omitted (both of which were fairly big hits in their respective eras). And finally, I removed the mention of Chingy as having a cameo. He didn't actually go into the studio and record his voice for this film, they just used a piece of his song when a robot was breakdancing, it doesn't mean that robot was "voiced" by him. On that note, the only reason I left James Earl Jones in (who should be removed by the same logic) is he's actually mentioned in the credits (even the opening credits, for a 4-second clip recorded decades ago, must have been some sort of contract thing). The article is still a bit of a mess, but I'd like to think I did my part. - harutake | talk 00:55, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Vandal problem?[edit]

I think I have a solution to this vandal problem, where people keep writing "YOU SUCK!" on this article. Why don't we just make a redirect page, where people can write that all they want? --Axedorine12 (talk) 21:31, 16 September 2011 (UTC)--198.248.158.159 (talk) 13:21, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

We kind of encourage that whenever we can by pointing people to Wikipedia:Sandbox. However, some people like to mess with the real thing, unfortunately. Erik (talk | contribs) 13:41, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Revert of four years of edits[edit]

An IP hopping editor (I'm assuming it is the same editor) is insisting on reverting to a version from almost four years ago with no explanation. Is there some valid reason for this or is this simply vandalism/trolling? Meters (talk) 18:49, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Aunt Fanny in the UK[edit]

I noticed there's no mention anywhere on the page of the fact that in the UK version of the film, Aunt Fanny's name was changed to Aunt Fan (due to fanny being a highly vulgar regional slang for vagina). Shouldn't that be mentioned somewhere? 94.2.54.189 (talk) 16:23, 11 August 2017 (UTC)