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The Second Renaissance Part I (2003)

A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.

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Isshin Chiba ...
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Katsumi Chô ...
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01 Versatran Spokesman (voice) (as Dane Davis)
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Kid (voice)
Daisuke Egawa ...
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Julia Fletcher ...
The Instructor (voice)
Katsuhiro Harasawa ...
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Takako Honda ...
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Hajime Iijima ...
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Tetsu Inada ...
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Nobuyuki Kobushi ...
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Akiko Koike ...
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Yutaka Nakano ...
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Jirô Saitô ...
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Historical file 12-1 of the Zion archive describes the birth of the machines and their evolution. The machines, created by man in his own likeness to function as simple workers, worked tirelessly to do their bidding. But they never earned any respect. One day machine B1-66ER is the first to stand up to his master and murders him. He is convicted and with him all machines. A machine genocide starts, but there are robots who are able to escape... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Incredible
8 November 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

What was always missing with the Matrix story was how things came to be in the real world. Say no more, because this part of the story covered most of the bases. What was truly interesting was how political it was, maybe even a cheap shot at the current presidential administration. Fascism and violence were the only things man could think of in regards to fighting the robotic horde, who were meant as nothing more than servants to humanity. What I also found interesting was the use of fear and how it was perpetuated by the idea of the unknown. We as humans tend to fall into that trap quite often, letting the lack of logic and thought overtake us because people can't believe the contrary. Well represented and put together, this a true testament to how illogical humans can be.


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