One of the things I love about sc-fi is that you can have such a diversity of character types, even aliens and artificial life forms. Here are a few of my favorite AIs.
#4 – Bishop
In Aliens, Ripley has trouble trusting Bishop because she’s had a bad experience with an artificial person. Throughout the movie Bishop comes through and plays an instrumental role in Ripley’s survival.
# 3 – Terminator
Who can forget the re-programmed Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in T2 – Judgment Day? Need I say more?
#2 – Sony
In the 2004 movie, I-Robot, Sony is a one of a kind hero. He may look like all of the other robots who are being used to stage a coup and take over the world, but he is unique. Did you know the voice of Sonny is provided by actor Alan Tudyk who also played Wash on Firefly?
#1 – Archer
In the 1998 movie Small Soldiers, ambitious toy designers use a surplus military chip to create smart toys. They create soldiers and, to give them an opponent, the Gorgonites. When the toys turn out to be a little too smart, the soldiers go on the rampage and the Gorgonites do what they do best –hide. That is until their leader, Archer, convinces them to trust Alan, the teenager he’s befriended. The relationship between Alan and Archer is completely endearing. Archer may only be six inches short, but his heart is ten feet tall.
Who are your favorites and why? Feel free to throw in TV or Book characters. BSG fans? Trekkies?