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Favorite movie robot? Don’t pretend this isn’t the hardest question on the list. There are so many, all the way from Maria in Metropolis to, well, they’re pretty much everywhere now. I have a soft spot for Hewey, Dewey and Louie from Silent Running, and Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet (and later Lost in Space), and the altogether more lethal T-101 and the way the SFX team get to deconstruct him as the movie goes on. But I’m going to go for Bishop in Aliens. Not only is it one of my all-time favourite films, but you know: he’s not bad, for a synthetic.

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Least favorite movie robot? I remember paying good money to go and see Saturn 3. No. Just no. It was called Hector, a thought I’d manage to suppress for the better part of three decades. Until now, that is. Thanks a lot.

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Seriously now. Who shot first: Greedo or Han? I’m honestly surprised you ask. Han. Han shot first when I was a kid, having queued around the block to see Star Wars, and there is no way that Han can’t shoot first. The universe demands it.

We want to take a moment to thank Simon Morden for speaking to us for our debut issue and let you know, the reader, that Equations of Life, Theories of Flight and Degrees of Freedom from Orbit Books are available at all major booksellers. The audio book editions are now available online at audible.com. You can visit Simon at bookofmorden.com.

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