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Green Bean
03-22-2015, 07:39 PM
In my deeply-considered opinion, top three things that make a movie awesome are:
1. Robots
2. Explosions
3. Time machines

But I can't think of any movies that involve all 3. Can you?

(Alternate means of time travel are generally acceptable, but an actual time machine is way cooler than some rip van winkle nonsense)

Left Hand of Dorkness
03-22-2015, 07:40 PM
In my deeply-considered opinion, top three things that make a movie awesome are:
1. Robots
2. Explosions
3. Time machines

But I can't think of any movies that involve all 3. Can you?
Terminator?

Green Bean
03-22-2015, 07:44 PM
Terminator?:smack:

Left Hand of Dorkness
03-22-2015, 07:46 PM
It's an awesome movie.

The Other Waldo Pepper
03-22-2015, 07:49 PM
In my deeply-considered opinion, top three things that make a movie awesome are:
1. Robots
2. Explosions
3. Time machines

But I can't think of any movies that involve all 3. Can you?

(Alternate means of time travel are generally acceptable

STAR TREK: GENERATIONS and STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.

Green Bean
03-22-2015, 07:51 PM
It certainly is. One of the best ever, and T2 was no slouch either.

Hopefully, some more examples are out there. There are a lot of movies with robots and explosions, and time travel and explosions, but I'm not sure how many with time travel and robots.

Little Nemo
03-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Lost in Space had all three of those but it wasn't a very good movie.

The Other Waldo Pepper
03-22-2015, 07:52 PM
BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY arguably counts.

Green Bean
03-22-2015, 07:55 PM
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS and STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.Was there a robot in those? I'm not 100% sure where I stand on the android issue. They're definitely robots, but sometimes just treated as unemotional humans.

The Other Waldo Pepper
03-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Was there a robot in those?

Don't see how you can count the Terminator and not Data.

Green Bean
03-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Don't see how you can count the Terminator and not Data.
The Terminator wasn't an artificial human. It had an organic outer layer that superficially allowed it to pass as human, but it was most definitely nothing but a killer robot in an Arnie suit.

It got a little more android-like in T2, of course.

I haven't watched a lot of ST, butI had the sense that Data is, like, one of the gang.

Elemenopy
03-22-2015, 11:40 PM
I'm sure some Doctor Who segment (which show I am oddly ambiguous about) would fit your criteria.

Robot Arm
03-22-2015, 11:56 PM
In my deeply-considered opinion, top three things that make a movie awesome are:
1. RobotsDamn straight.

Sage Rat
03-23-2015, 12:22 AM
BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY arguably counts.

I was trying to think if that had explosions. Certainly it has time travel and robots, but I can't remember where there's explosions?

MrDibble
03-23-2015, 01:07 AM
I'm sure some Doctor Who segment (which show I am oddly ambiguous about) would fit your criteria.
There are some small explosions in "Girl In The Fireplace", which otherwise has Robots and a time machine, but the big 3 recurring Who villains which you'd think would qualify, and are usually associated with big explosions, aren't robots. Daleks are effectively alien tanks, Cybermen are cyborgs with human insides, and the Autons are "living plastic". The Autons probably come closest, though.

Telperion
03-23-2015, 03:38 AM
X-Men: Days of Future Past has all the robots and explosions you could want, and a pretty inventive way of time-travel (Wolverine's mind is sent 50 years back to his younger body.).

Peter Morris
03-23-2015, 04:59 AM
Bender's Big Score (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama:_Bender%27s_Big_Score); it has time travel, robots, explosions and time travelling robots that explode.

The Other Waldo Pepper
03-23-2015, 05:16 AM
I was trying to think if that had explosions. Certainly it has time travel and robots, but I can't remember where there's explosions?

Do you remember how Evil Bill and Ted explode, thanks to Robot Bill and Ted?

Ethilrist
03-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Eliminators. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091003/?ref_=kw_li_tt) Possibly one of the finest performances by Denise Crosby when not wearing spandex.

SykoSkotty
03-23-2015, 08:57 AM
Back To The Future Part II

mbh
03-23-2015, 12:11 PM
Were there explosions in Demon With a Glass Hand?

Green Bean
03-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Looks like I have stuff to watch!

Regarding Dr. Who - Daleks and Cybermen are definitely robotic enough to be awesome. I don't know what an Auton is but I'll take your word for it. (I don't watch the show much)

The recent movie Interstellar might count but I've blocked most of it out. It definitely had robots. (They were the only part of that crapfest I actually liked.) The time travel was based on time dilation. I'm not sure if that counts, but hey. I don't remember if there are any explosions, but I do remember some destruction. Destruction is cool.

Back To The Future Part II
I don't think I ever saw it. Did it really have robots? I'll have to watch it.

Ethilrist
03-23-2015, 12:55 PM
Were there explosions in Demon With a Glass Hand?

Nope, it was a remarkably low-tech show (even for Outer Limits): maybe some guns, the hand, and people kind of wavered out and disintegrated when they died or got their tags removed.

psiekier
03-26-2015, 12:57 PM
Wow... no love for Returner? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339579/) Our flyboys are useless!

Andy L
03-26-2015, 01:02 PM
In my deeply-considered opinion, top three things that make a movie awesome are:
1. Robots
2. Explosions
3. Time machines

But I can't think of any movies that involve all 3. Can you?

(Alternate means of time travel are generally acceptable, but an actual time machine is way cooler than some rip van winkle nonsense)

Futurama's "Bender's Big Score" - Robots, Time Travel and Explosions galore...

ETA: Oops. Missed that Peter Morris already mentioned this. Sorry..

cormac262
03-26-2015, 04:48 PM
I think "Edge of Tomorrow" comes close:
- time travel. Check
- explosions. Check
- robots. Maybe the training simulator ?

Trancephalic
03-26-2015, 04:56 PM
Not a movie, but various Sonic the Hedgehog games involve all three. CD and Generations are the only good ones, though.

Green Bean
03-26-2015, 05:11 PM
I think "Edge of Tomorrow" comes close:
- time travel. Check
- explosions. Check
- robots. Maybe the training simulator ?

The training simulator was awfully cool...plus, the soldiers had powered armor...

I knew there was a reason I liked that movie.

Balance
03-26-2015, 06:02 PM
I'm sure some Doctor Who segment (which show I am oddly ambiguous about) would fit your criteria.
The episode "School Reunion" (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/School_Reunion_%28TV_story%29) features a robot causing an explosion. (K-9 is a good dog.)

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