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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... See full summary »

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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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$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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Live-action robot stories (even shorts) on a tight budget are a bad idea
4 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

(www.plasticpals.com) Rather than making one really good short film, director Greg Pak decided to film all four of his robot-themed short stories and compile them into one film.

The first story, My Robot Baby, follows a couple as they take home a robot baby to show they are responsible enough to handle a real one. It's not a bad concept for a robot-themed film, and is a plausible scenario that will be familiar to anyone who had to take care of an egg for a sex ed class. As it turns out, the robot baby looks quite a bit like a football-sized egg with cardboard eyes stuck onto it. Despite the cheesy props the story does contain some interesting ideas, like when the robot's "mother" reprograms the bot so that it automatically takes care of itself. Unfortunately the concept was better explored and in much greater detail in Steven Spielberg's A.I., and it quickly dissolves into a silly suspense film when the baby robot runs amok late at night.

The second story, The Robot Fixer, isn't really about robots at all. A distraught mother is visiting her comatose son, who has been hit by a car. While cleaning up his apartment, she and her daughter find his collection of robot toys. The mother decides to complete her son's collection in a symbolic bid to put her son back together. By the time this one was over I was ready to stop watching this turd, so I did.


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