The latest member of the Star Trek movie series continues
to go where few 'persons' (or Sci-Fi films)
have gone before by depicting a future mostly devoid of robots.
This deviation from the cinematic norm is becoming more apparent
as Hollywood hoists film after film upon Sci-Fi fans this season -
most replete with robots.
Future robotically-unchallenged releases include:
Revenge of the Fallen - both thoroughly dominated by robots.
A remake of the classic
is even said to be in the works.
But fear not, Star Trek writers had no problem dreaming up ideas about
how humans (and semi-humans) can provide the essential elements of evil
without the help of robots.
In spite of the glaring omission of our geared friends, the
latest Star Trek will not let a Robots.net fan down!
May it run a long time and make lots of money!
I hope you just meant there were no robots featured in the current
storyline and didn't mean to suggest the Star Trek universe is devoid of
robots. I won't be seeing the new film until this weekend but based on
what I've heard of the Universe reboot, I don't think there's any reason
to expect no robots exist in the new timeline. After all wasn't V'ger
well on it's way before the timelines split? That's one robot for you
ST:TOS and ST:TNG both had loads of androids. Not to mention various AIs
(or AGIs to use the new term). There was Nomad in ST:TOS, Mr Data in
ST:TNG, plus several episodes with more traditional robots. ST:TNG also
had several full episodes that focused on ethical issues related to
robotics like the courtroom trial to determine whether Mr. Data was Star
Fleet property or a living being with rights.
I don't remember any in DS9 or Voyager (I suppose the doctor on
Voyager counts as a robot, at least once he got his light bee).
ST:Enterprise had a least a couple including the big Star Base sized
robot that scavenged parts from starships, presumably using their metal
for its body and the crew as neural processors for its brain.
As an aside, do they actually reference legit multiverse theory in the
new movie? Hehe, that could be fun. Was it M-Theory universes on
different branes, or the old fashioned many-worlds quantuum mechanics
universes in Hilbert space or something newer? I'm sure the TOS Mr.
Spock would know. Guess I'll have to wait and see. It's probably just
going be a vague reference to other timelines or something.