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Vacation Robo-Post: Your Favorite Robot

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“God, I love robots.” —Andy, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

What better way to begin a week with Robo-James than with his favorite topic: great robots in television history! Today’s programming alone offers a wide choice, from the sinister (BSG’s Cylons) to the friendly (Yo Gabba Gabba!’s Plex) to the promotional (J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot) to the musical (The Flight of the Conchords’ “The Humans Are Dead”). And of course there’s a rich history, from the Battlebots to Bender to Data on back to Robbie. So today’s topic for verbal combat: Who is the best TV robot of all time? Pour out your great big electric heart to us.