July 24, 2003, 11:52 p.m. CST
July 24, 2003, 11:53 p.m. CST
Makes me want to write a book on the subject? Harry the anime style makes the poster a bit too childish looking
July 25, 2003, 12:01 a.m. CST
Okay we have the Bots from Austin Powers and Metorpolis and Blade Runner and the TX who is right behind the Fembot?
July 25, 2003, 12:13 a.m. CST
by Acne Scarface
and having the robot from Fritz Lang's Metropolis carrying the one from Rin Taro's Metropolis is freakin' genius!
July 25, 2003, 12:18 a.m. CST
thats eve from the "eve of destruction" movie, love thats shes in there.
July 25, 2003, 12:25 a.m. CST
I belive the one in the white body suit is Galaxina. Played by the late Dorathy Stratton, who was murdered by the her husband Paul Schnider. The "Metropolis" robot is holding the girl from the "Metropolis" anime.
July 25, 2003, 12:44 a.m. CST
there's the girl from star trek the movie, and the female robot from bicentennial man too!
July 25, 2003, 1:15 a.m. CST
I love that last one especially, but if you really want to impress us you should let us see more detail!
July 25, 2003, 2:01 a.m. CST
Poor Julie Newmar. How soon the youngsters forget. Probably don't even remember her as Catwoman, either.
July 25, 2003, 3:03 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
I dunno..that first one should have one. The simpsons one rules too. The "winning" one just looks flat to me.
July 25, 2003, 3:48 a.m. CST
by weird v3.0
And YES, there is already an Alita movie... well, an OVA... sort of...
July 25, 2003, 4:08 a.m. CST
by Henry's Cat
Having such talented readers.
July 25, 2003, 5:19 a.m. CST
though it does kind of look like her. i think its the Joan Rivers-voiced robot C3PO spoof from "Space Balls." i forget her/its name though. cool winner!
July 25, 2003, 5:21 a.m. CST
i just spotted that damn Bicentennial robo lady. she was so lame in the movie i forgot what she looked like. that's twice now i've admitted to seeing that movie.
July 25, 2003, 5:37 a.m. CST
The wealth of creative talent here in the talkbacks is just staggering. I'd find it hard to pick a winner - I like them all albeit for different reasons. Those who didn't make the final cut, please - get those links up, I'd love the opportunity to see your work.
July 25, 2003, 7:51 a.m. CST
I'd like to think the winning artist visited my site for research...and maybe Harry's been there too! Anyway, here are my guesses in identifying the robots / fembots / androids / gynoids in the final poster: back to front, left to right.... Borg Queen, Robot lady from Autopsy of a Ghost (Autopsia de un Fantasma), Dot Matrix from Spaceballs, Kay-Em from Jason X, Kathy Shower as RoboCHIC, Pamela Gidley as Cherry 2000, Kiersten Warren as Galatea after conversion in Bicentennial Man, automaton from Fellini's Casanova, Fembot from Austin Powers, Gigolo Jane from A.I., Galatea before conversion in Bicentennial Man, Sally Yeh as Maria in I Love Maria, Daryl Hannah as Pris in Bladerunner, Dorothy Stratten as Galaxina, unknown (from Animatrix as mentioned by someone earlier? haven't seen Animatrix yet), Kristanna Loken as the T-X in T3, Persis Khambatta as Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the robot Maria from Metropolis holding the character from the anime Metropolis, Winona Ryder as Cal in Alien: Resurrection.
July 25, 2003, 8:30 a.m. CST
You guys suck. sk
July 25, 2003, 8:30 a.m. CST
Never mind. sk
July 25, 2003, 8:56 a.m. CST
by Human Tornado
"Blade Runner"'s PRIS is NOT a robot or automated device. She's a FULLY ORGANIC, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED being, like EVERY OTHER REPLICANT in the movie. No circuits, no microships, NO NOTHING! VERY cool designs, kudos all around, but #1 and #2 should be discarded for the sheer amount of sci-fi ignorance in display. #3 should have won this. And sorry for being picky.
July 25, 2003, 9:26 a.m. CST
Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell...
July 25, 2003, 9:43 a.m. CST
Bernadette Peters in HEARTBEEPS?
July 25, 2003, 9:45 a.m. CST
The winners are great! Mine can be seen at http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=3768467 This was hand painted in Painter, it is not a photoshop cut and paste.
July 25, 2003, 10:11 a.m. CST
by Boris the Blade
I can't believe the quality of the work...amazing. Makes me feel like a no talent shmuck stumbling through life with nothing to contribute to society - in other words, it makes me feel like a critic.
July 25, 2003, 10:22 a.m. CST
All three are superb...but the Robotic Ladies probably would have been my choice. Some great talent around for sure.
July 25, 2003, 10:47 a.m. CST
by Anita Hummer
We seem to have forgotten a large breasted Katerine Ross who obediently swallows and then fixes diner.
July 25, 2003, 11:49 a.m. CST
Props to the winners, those were all gold.
July 25, 2003, 11:50 a.m. CST
*geek out moment*
July 25, 2003, 12:07 p.m. CST
July 25, 2003, 1:20 p.m. CST
Replicants are synthetic organisms. Yes, they are built from biological materials, but remember that they are actually assembled (IE: the eye factory, and the fact that replicant animals got serial numbers on their cells), not genetically engineered. The final product is nearly indistinguishable from a human being, but it's still a manufactured "machine" (for lack of a better term). So they loosely fit in the definition of an Android.
July 25, 2003, 1:30 p.m. CST
by Syd Mead
Calling it a female name counts as well as anything else. AMEE from "Red Planet." A crappy movie with a cool killer robot.
July 25, 2003, 3:04 p.m. CST
I love #3, The Robotic Ladies... I love that art decoy, russian propaganda look - simply great work!
July 25, 2003, 3:29 p.m. CST
July 25, 2003, 3:40 p.m. CST
by Spaceman Spliff
I don't know what Harry was thinking. The first place entry is very well done, but my jaw dropped when I saw third place. I would pay BIG money to have that on my wall! And it lost to the Simpsons doodle?! Look, I'm as big a Simpsons fan as anyone, but my 12-year-old brother does stuff like that all the time. It's good; don't get me wrong. But 2nd place? Harry musta been wearing that brain slug. (I guess quality, like beauty, is in the eye of The Beholder. 8-) The winner was impressive, I have to admit. The female diplomat from Second Renaissance is my personal favorite, although I do love what he did the Metropolis bots. One question: If noidguy is right, and Pris is who he thinks she is, why does she have brown hair? It was platinum blonde, right? (And I have to agree with the anti-bot replicant faction. She may have been artificial, but she was flesh and blood.) Nitpicks aside, I have to say I'm very impressed.
July 25, 2003, 3:56 p.m. CST
I can only name about about 8 of them!
July 25, 2003, 3:56 p.m. CST
by Kirk's Toupee
The 3rd is a great idea, but not executed as well as it could have been. The first one could easily be on a poster, book cover,...etc. But as with most subjective contests the best one usually doesn't win. That's not to discount the winner, I just feel the other one was better. Good job to all!
July 25, 2003, 4:22 p.m. CST
Where's the signature style? Where's the personal touch? The 1st and 2nd place entries are all well and good, but as far as quality and inventiveness go, 3rd place has it in spades.
July 25, 2003, 4:23 p.m. CST
July 25, 2003, 4:25 p.m. CST
Is the girl from "Small Wonder"? You know, Vicky? Possibly the most disturbing sitcom of all time... and that's saying something.
July 25, 2003, 4:27 p.m. CST
I can't fucking draw like that!
July 25, 2003, 5:40 p.m. CST
Okay, since when was the Ilia character from Star Trek a robot? She was just a regular humanoid alien that was taken over by V-jer and then ended up melding with Decker (Stephen Collins)and V-jer(Voyager) in the end. I could have sworn she wasn't a robot.
July 25, 2003, 8:02 p.m. CST
July 25, 2003, 9:57 p.m. CST
Man, I really hate anime. It's the most dumbed-down art form in the world of animation and illustration. They just draw the same body with the same facial features, and then fill it in with distinguishing colors or costumes to differentiate the characters. Oh well- To each his own, but there's a reason anime freaks are referred to (and refer to themselves) by the derogatory term "otaku", and why most are sexually frustrated immature males and grrls who are still in the closet (or not) regarding their lesbian or bisexual leanings. Don't deny it. You like anime because you have a weird sexual kink and fantasize about boffing Shampoo and Chun Li while Ranma introduces Hamtaro to your posterior, Richard Gere-style. Long live American animation! Sorry to offend, but I've a right to my opinion, and my opinion is that anime was a tired, useless art form 20 years ago.
July 25, 2003, 10:33 p.m. CST
(and yes, that's my opinion) You say that Anime is "the most dumbed-down art form in the world of animation and illustration. They just draw the same body with the same facial features..." while nowadays half of the the American animation are just rip-offs of either Paul Dini or Genndy Tartakovsky. Alas, long lost are the days of ol' Disney, Fleischer and Avery And your comment about Anime fans... words fail me. Sure, like freaks are an exclusivity of Anime. Sure.
July 26, 2003, 2:04 a.m. CST
A friend of mine submitted this entry. I thought it at least deserves to be seen. http://www.ranchoweb.com/folder/29024
July 26, 2003, 3:43 a.m. CST
sorry to spocksalute geek here but in the film and novelization by Roddenberry McCoy explains that the Ilian that returns under V'Ger's control is a replicant, "down to the small servo-pumps producing artificial pheromones." Replicants were NOT grown in test tubes, but assembled from genetically engineered stock. I agree with a poster in another talkback that said Blade Runner was the most overreferenced sci-fi flick made until Matrix was released. It was a good flick and well-acted, as I am sure many feel about the Matrix films, but it did not create cyberpunk, but rather developed the look from the short stories of Philip K Dick, incorporating many of his stories into the production design, as the design of the Lynch-helmed Dune did with the Dune books released at that time.
July 26, 2003, 11:56 a.m. CST
i was tempted to enter, but my skills are lacking when it comes to digital imagery. I'm sadly disappointed that they forgot not only the nanni robot from the Jetsons (yes, they had a movie) but also C-3PO.
July 26, 2003, 9:06 p.m. CST
Lexa Doig is HOT!
July 26, 2003, 10:06 p.m. CST
by Shanghai Nicky
July 27, 2003, 2:44 a.m. CST
Beau Obremski here. Thanks for all the compliments and saying mine should of won first place. But Harry was correct, I should of had more characters in there. I just didn't want to clutter it too much. Art Deco is simple, so I kept it that way by having the first and latest incarnations of the female robot. But seeing as how this is a contest about ALL of them, more characters would of been a good idea. Ironically I didn't even know I won. I never recieved an email. I found out when my friend came over. He congratulated me and I had no idea why. :-) If you would like to see more of my work, you can go to my homepage at http://www.beaunanza.com Thanks again!
July 27, 2003, 3:39 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
"What was that?" "THAT was my Virgin Alarm. It's programmed to go off before you do."
July 27, 2003, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Delete Me
Harry has no eye for art. The first entry is aesthetically pleasing while managing to show the film history spanned between Metropolis and T3. Simply drawing a panopoly of comic-book-style fembots on a gradient background is not a winning entry. Harry, you ARE the Simpson's Comic Book Guy.
July 27, 2003, 10:07 a.m. CST
by Delete Me
Apologize to no one. Your art is your own. The decisions you make when creating it are your own. "Harry is right," my black ass. So fuck you, because you rule. End of story.
July 27, 2003, 1:51 p.m. CST
This was way back when Harry held his first contest, the flaming marshmallow Balrog contest. Now the rules were simple, you had to construct a complete Balrog out of marshmallows and set it on fire. In the end who won it had constructed a large, highly detailed Balrog head. He won because his entry looked totally badass, that was the coolest 1/5th of a creature i've ever seen. It was very nicely done, yet wasn't a full Balrog. Beau, your poster is that Balrog head. Maybe not as fleshed out as others, but is so much more creative and looks so much better than the others it cannot be denied.
July 27, 2003, 4:48 p.m. CST
All three of those and probably most of the other submissions are all amazingly well done and probably took alot of time and effort to make. I love them all. Will you all shut up about Pris from Blade Runner? Who give a fuck? Just because there was one slight mistake we've got people saying they should be disqualified? Fuck you. Make something better, then criticize.
July 27, 2003, 5:28 p.m. CST
Note to Self... 1.)Apologize to no one. 2.)My art is my own. 3.)My decisions when creating art are my own. 4.) I should fuck myself because I rule, and 5.) my poster is a flaming marshmallow Balrog head. Words of wisdom I will take to my grave.
July 27, 2003, 6:45 p.m. CST
Note to Self... 1.)Apologize to no one. 2.) My art is my own. 3.) The decisions I make creating my art are my own, 4.) Fuck myself because I rule, and 5.) My poster is a flaming marshmallow Balrog head. Words of wisdom I will take to my grave.
July 28, 2003, 2:47 p.m. CST
the shitty simpsons one beat that beautiful metropolis-TX piece??? what the hell is that?
July 28, 2003, 2:59 p.m. CST
True True. She is very hot. But I can't ever sit through a whole episode of Andromeda. Check out her "talents" in No Alibi. Jason X was pretty cool though.
July 29, 2003, 2:47 a.m. CST
Is given the amount of material from the X-Men films done in Canada and the cameos by other folks from Tribune productions seen in X2 (Peter Wingfield from Highlander and Steve Bacic of Andromeda)... Lexa Doig should be Psylocke/Betsy Braddock in the next X-Film.
July 29, 2003, 3:18 a.m. CST
when's the next one comin? i wanna build something outta marshmallows and light it on fire
July 29, 2003, 10:51 a.m. CST
The art deco one looks cool, as all art deco does, but it's hardly original. That's what the Fritz Lang film looked like, and that's how its original posters were designed. I think you guys are just responding to the art deco style. Imagine this contest without the winner on the page, and you'd all be crying about the lack of all the great characters from film history. But it's there, and it's wonderful (yes, it could have been more dynamic; but maybe in an homage to the original Maria, all those ladies are supposed to just stand around). I think a great deal of work went into Eduardo's poster, and I was astounded by how great it looked, since this is just a rinky-dink little website contest. You geeks know that if that image were on a poster, it would be on your wall. Again, I'm not discrediting the art deco one, but you guys think it should have won for its design, when its design is as unoriginal as having a bunch of characters standing together. I glanced at that image, but I stared at the winner for several minutes.
July 29, 2003, 3:21 p.m. CST
I'm a fan of anime, I enjoy it quite often, but Beau's poster is the superior in this contest. I also really dig art deco, and Harry has said before that he has a huge lust for it. Had Beau's poster not been on this page I would have been very underwhelmed with all the entries anyway. The Maria side of the poster does bare a resemblence to the original "Metropolis" poster. However, the buildings look completely different, as does Maria. Not to mention the color scheme and line of workers at the bottom were not a part of the original. That aside, the TX side is completely original, all the design elements of Beau's poster are extremely well executed and creative. Had the "winnner" of this contest done a little more with the background than just ascending hues of gray I might think differently. As it stands, Beau's poster puts the other two to shame.
July 29, 2003, 5:28 p.m. CST
Beau's poster is a wonderful piece of art, but NOT superior in this contest. As you say, there is a Maria side, and a TX side, but where is the rest? This is a tribute contest, and Eduardo's works much better as a tribute poster. Also, the background on Beau' poster (the workers and the T800s), albeit incredibly well designed, isn't really related to the contest. If it was a line of black silhouttes of different robot women... that would be another story. But as it is, it doesn't deserve 1st place (but also shouldn't be third. The Simpsons pic is funny, but 2nd place? Harry, WTF?) And Delete Me, you are a troll, plain and simple. Suck it.
July 29, 2003, 5:46 p.m. CST
I refer you to the story of the marshmallow Balrog contest. It's all about looks baby, all about looks.
July 29, 2003, 6:35 p.m. CST
Beau's entry is uber beau-tiful and artistic, while Eduardo's is cool and badass. Both are very different, and both are (in my opinion) equally good and meritory, so the decision is left to that evil little thingie called "subjective taste". You say Beau's poster is the best, while I say Eduardo's poster is the best. Nothing really wrong with that.
July 29, 2003, 7:20 p.m. CST
July 29, 2003, 9:58 p.m. CST
Great way to end your argument, bud. Pure gold.
July 29, 2003, 10:35 p.m. CST
It's a two way street, bud. I thought we had ended this whole discussion when you made reference to the fact that it's all in the eye of the beholder as to which is the superior entry.
July 30, 2003, 12:46 a.m. CST
If the discussion ended right there, why did you feel compelled to reply with a "Shit"?. No message, just "Shit". Wait... Am I expecting civility in the AICN talkbacks? My dad was right, I am SUCH a hopeless dreamer...
July 30, 2003, 4:36 a.m. CST
Now, Now Ya'll. No need to fight over little ol' art, ya hear? Although it is highly entertaining to read.
July 31, 2003, 7:08 p.m. CST
by supreme nothing
Just to satisfy curiousity and the over-whelming geek urge to always know as much obscure trivia as possible, would the winner or somebody who's super-extra-geeky please go down the complete list of who's-who in the winning entry?
Aug. 1, 2003, 12:06 a.m. CST
Well I gotta say the winning pic is pretty stunning, and third place is a great design, but I feel I have to defend my picture ( the all mighty second place ), even though I promised myself I wouldn't stoop to that level. Well, I stoop when I'm bored. My original plan: a nicely rendered pic (yes, I CAN draw realism as well!)of Ron Jeremy with a bunch of robo-babes. Then I thought of the Simpsons idea, and realized that would give me a better chance of winning, and take a quarter of the time. The point is: yeah the quality wasn't that great, but the idea behind it was. I knew whose taste I had to cater to, and I did...and just to stoop further: all you complainers: show us your pics!
Aug. 1, 2003, 3:15 a.m. CST
...why? It's not just "draw a bunch of robots" and leverage someone elses discrete work, which is what No 2 is. Although the Simpsons style is preserved. Credit to Mat Groening. It's clever, but so what. No 1 is just an anime potpourii of fembots in a generic anime style that while obviously the result of skill is still just a bunch of robots. There really is no message. Then there's the issue of the replicant. They are not robots. No 3 delviers the message and encourages the viewer to THINK about the mechanical ladies of film. For that it wins. But the final test is this: which one would you have as a poster in your home theater? Only the art deco No 3 is worthy. Gimme a bigg as poster one sheet and I'll frame it.
Aug. 1, 2003, 4:11 a.m. CST
If that is the case, I have a high res version (200 dpi). I can open a cafepress store and they can print out a poster of it (23x35) for you to frame. :-)
Aug. 1, 2003, 10:33 a.m. CST
I really don't have to complain about you to like or don't like my work, because everyone have it's preferences. What I don't like is people who enjoy saying things that don't have any point. I chose the MANGA (not anime) style because it is the way I draw. To the people who say that the Manga is just for kids or people with abnormal sexuality, I recomend you to watch "Jin-Ro", "Cowboy BeBop", "BogiePop Phamtom" and "Gasaraki", and then try to say that again. Finaly... Beau, I really love your work. Where can I get a larger picture of it?.
Aug. 1, 2003, 12:24 p.m. CST
by Fish Tank
This is HARRY's site, and the contest was HARRY's to judge. You can all rant and rave with your "Oh, this shoulda won", or "I hate manga", but honestly, shut the fuck up - you're getting tired really fast. This was Harry's contest, Harry's choice, and that's it. Whether or not you agree is irrelevant. The only thing you negative posting idiots are doing is making anyone that won feel bad about it. I submitted something, it wasn't to Harry's liking, move on.
Aug. 1, 2003, 1:14 p.m. CST
Which ever poster arroused Harry's desire to masterbate the most was the winner I guess. Obviously the idea that it should be a "POSTER" didn't come into the equation at all. And that Simpson's poster is a stroke of genius. I'm sure it was like looking in a mirror.
Aug. 1, 2003, 5:59 p.m. CST
E-Dwarf-Do, Here is a link to a larger version of my poster: http://www.beaunanza.com/RoboLadies.jpg
Aug. 1, 2003, 6:04 p.m. CST
Quite a few of you posted that you wish you had a framed version of the poster on your wall. Well with much of my work, I create them high res and make cafepress.com stores for myself so that I can print out my work if I want. It's cheaper then Kinkos, that's for sure! That happened to be the case with this poster (as well as some of my others). So if some of you REALLY want a printed poster, you can go here: http://www.cafeshops.com/robotladies. I also have 3 other stores that I used to print out posters for myself. You can view that stuff at: http://www.cafeshops.com/bttfdeco, http://www.cafeshops.com/primedeco, http://www.cafeshops.com/controllerdeco
Aug. 1, 2003, 6:43 p.m. CST
Deal with it, then move on, people.
Aug. 2, 2003, 12:59 a.m. CST
Are you always so pissed about things that doesn't affect you at all? Like this contest and stuff?. And obviously you have a rather horrid taste on "P-O-S-T-E-R-S". Feh! Tolouse Lautrec, and the rest are lowly heathens, you silly person!. Now if you excuse me, I'll go to the nearest art cafe and engage on hours of meaningful discussion about Bauhaus, Warhol, Da Vinci andwhatnot. Because THAT'S art, and nothing else. Oh! And MANGA SUCKS! (*end sarcasm*)
Aug. 2, 2003, 1:37 a.m. CST
This are the characters in my poster: Borg Queen, Robot lady (Autopsia de un Fantasma), Dot Matrix (Spaceballs), Kay-Em (Jason X), RoboCHIC, Cherry 2000, Caterina (Io e Caterina) automaton (Casanova), Fembot (Austin Powers), Gigolo Jane (A.I.), Galatea (Bicentennial Man), Maria (I Love Maria), Pris (Blade Runner), Galaxina, 01 Ambassador (Animatrix), T-X (T3: ROTM), Ilia (Star Trek: The Motion Picture), Maria (Fritz Lang's Metropolis), Tima (Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis), and Call (Alien: Resurrection).
Aug. 12, 2003, 12:28 a.m. CST
Aug. 13, 2003, 4:09 p.m. CST
and a APB has been issued on Worst since he is still obsessing about Vicki on Small Wonder.
Aug. 14, 2003, 8:01 a.m. CST
Hello: Can someone provide the names of all of the Robot babes in the image that won. How about an outline chart, with numbers, and the number ref'n a name? Any help is appreciated AA.