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Winner of over 23 awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers. The stories include: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; "Machine Love," in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and "Clay," in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality. Written by Greg Pak

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Everything is changing... Except the human heart.

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20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Istories me robot  »

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$11,806 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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$131,029 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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In the "Machine Love" segment, behind the receptionist's desk is a logo that is Pak's actual logo. It consists of a stylized "P", an "A" and a "K" in a circle. See more »

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Mrs. Ito: [to young daughter] Want some advice, Marsha? Never fall in love. Never get married. Never have kids.
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An Entertaining Compilation of Robotic Theme Vingettes About Life
26 August 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This sometimes cute, sometimes somber movie using robot-themed short stories addresses important matters of motherhood, love, and death. While not penetrating to the depths of our soul, each of the four stories offers the audience an emotional jolt of sympathy and reflection on the meaning of love and dying and moving on if necessary. The first story using a robotic adoption test baby offers a dark-humor approach to the connection between a mother and her baby, the path taken and the past carried on from mother to daughter. The second story focuses on death, the meaning of life while alive, and the ability to move on and leaving one's past for some future life. The third story provides an indirect humorous parody of love among robots and the anthropomorphic possibilities of mechanical electronics and our human awareness of such alternative experiences. The last and perhaps most troubling is one man's forced decision of either having his past life encapsulated into electronic eternity or letting his physical reality disappear forever. Each of these stories has some small, if not deeply moving universal answers, it probes the outer boundaries of matters that each of us at some time has or must face. A relevant peak into some of the most critical values and concepts facing us as human beings using of all things, something most inhuman - robots. Seven out of Ten Stars. Seven out of Ten Stars.


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