| Last night I went to see the new Ridley Scott movie Prometheus (don't worry there aren't any spoilers to follow). I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and one of its highlights, for me, was a robot called David. David is indistinguishable from a person; you may remember in the 1979 movie Alien there was character, called Ash, that the crew don't even know was a robot. There's also a robot called Bishop in the sequel Aliens, though it prefers the term "artificial person." |
David is brilliantly played by Michael Fassbender, who gives the character that slightly creepy perfection, mostly carried just by his tone of voice, that HAL had in 2001. We had a lot of questions after the movie (it's that sort of film) and I wondered why the name "David?" The robot in A.I. is called David as well. Is this a coincidence?
Below is a short film made by Prometheus' creators providing some back story for David, which shows just how good Fassbender is in the role.
from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/
Saturday, June 9, 2012
#Prometheus creates an iconic AI
Posted by Ian Watson