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A long time ago I saw part of what was either a movie or TV show on TV wherein a group of soldiers were protecting a door from a military robot while a group of people were watching remotely (possibly being protected by the soldiers); the soldiers were all lined up in a row, and I remember the robot using some sort of weapon that gave an impression of slicing through all the soldiers' legs at once. The robot may or may not have had three eyes/cameras, and the scene in question may have taken place on Mars or some other rocky planet/moon.

Note: I don't think the robot used a blade of some sort, it may have been some sort of energy weapon.

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Sounds like the movie Screamers, based on Philip K. Dick's story "The Second Variety."

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    Welcome to the site! :) Thank you very much for your answer. Would it be possible to provide some kind of references, maybe a link to a synopsis, or some kind of information about this book (please include relevant details from these in your answer) - it'll make your answer a lot better and will attract a much better reception :) – Au101 Oct 21 '16 at 23:43
  • I've posted a link to the film. Can you locate the scene in question (timestamp)? – Valorum Oct 21 '16 at 23:47
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    This is unfortunately not quite what I remember. The environment with the soldiers and robot was more clean-looking than most of the sets in that movie. – JAB Oct 25 '16 at 23:37

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