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An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human, especially one with a body having a flesh-like resemblance.

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Has Star Trek ever had any battle droid-like entities?

While Star Trek has had android characters for some time (most notably Data and his Soong-type brethren), and we do see that such androids take part in combat from time to time, I realized that I can'...
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70s Book about a girl who gets replaced with an android

Read this book in the 70s. Looking for a book about a young girl who gets replaced with an android. It replaces her in her real life and she gets to eat all the candy and chocolate that she wants. ...
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80's-90's short story: nothing rhymes with orange

Growing up in the 80's and 90's, I read a sci-fi short story once about the human race being threatened by androids. The character in the story was talking to his friend about the androids, ...
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Which Sci-Fi work first showed romance between a human and an android?

Here, by android, I mean "an AI robot which looks and acts like a human." It shouldn't just be "Sex Robot". Emotions between both parties need to be involved. At this time, there are two examples in ...
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Which was the first sci-fi story to feature human transfer of consciousness into an artificial body for eternal life?

I was reading about Galaxy Express 999 (1978), and I saw this manga featured the idea of human transfer of consciouness into an artificial body for eternal life similar to Altered Carbon or with some ...
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Help identifying this animation about a locked-down city overtaken by androids [duplicate]

I would've seen this in the early nineties. I think it was a movie, and only saw the end of it on TV (which probably means it wasn't new at the time). There was a boy and a girl, and they were trying ...
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Android with a biological brain [closed]

In my story I have an Android but it has a programmable biological brain which also gives it consciousness. It can pass any test to convince a Human it is also Human should it wish to present itself ...
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Sci-fi cartoon from 70s or 80s about androids and giant heart

It must have been late 80s when I watched that cartoon on old VHS. I don’t remember details well but there were white androids in the story, kept prisoners by other robots that were controlled by a ...
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Name of a movie/show with a possibly time travelling android that saves the protagonist

I do not remember much about the movie. I know I watched it in 2015 or 2016. I don't think it's a show, almost certain, but it could be an animated film, or a live action film. What I do remember are ...
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Feature-length animated movie from 80s or early 90s about humans avoiding androids [duplicate]

Back somewhere between 1995 and 1998 I have watched feature-length animated movie on home video. Sadly, tape was broken and I have never seen last 15-20 minutes. Animation quality was remarkably ...
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Searching for SciFi book where a battle android gets rediscovered by scavengers

I read a book a few years back and I can't seem to find it again. What I remember about the story: In the beginning a couple of scavengers land on a moon or asteroid to scavenge an old military ...
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Can droids be force-sensitive? [duplicate]

In the Star Wars universe can droids be force-sensitive? Were there any droids that could use force powers? Is it possible in the Star Wars universe for a droid to become force-sensitive? What about ...
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Is this character supposed to be a robot or android?

In various episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, we can see a character on the bridge of the eponymous USS Discovery named Airiam: Is she supposed to be a robot or an android of some kind? Her facial ...
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How common are androids in the world of the Alien franchise?

In the Alien franchise androids have played an important role in the story line, from Ash through to David and Walter. However, is it known how common androids are? The names Ash through to Walter ...
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Help me identify a movie with a bar scene and an android

I'm trying to find a movie of which I saw a scene on TV years ago. The movie looked like it was from the 80s-90s. Here are all the clues I can give you about it: On the planet there is no oxygen and ...
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Old sci-fi cartoon movie about underground slaves, space empire and a Chosen One from 80s/90s [duplicate]

When I was a kid I saw a cartoon probably made in the 80s or early 90s. In this cartoon, underground inhabitants extracted resources under the supervision of overseers/demons. The protagonist ...
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Sci-fi movie about good and evil android on space ship

I'm searching for a Sci-Fi movie I saw in my childhood (late 80s - early 90s). The movie was about a crew on a spaceship with two similar looking androids or robots; one evil trying to kill the crew ...
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Looking for a TV Series from 2006-2010

There was a series during 2006-2010 with a woman android. She had her fringe cut above her eyes and the rest of the hair was long. She was brunette too. The graphics in the series had an odd orange ...
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Desperately searching for sci-fi book with Cube on cover; characters killed off until one couple remains

I can't stop thinking about this book but my memory won't come up with a title, author, or even character names. Help? :) The cover had a large seamless cube sitting in a circle of sand on an alien ...
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Why does Eldon admit that Rachel is an Android after the final question

I'm quite confused after reading chapter 5. I have the following question. Why does Eldon admit that Rachel is an Android after the final question? Why does he not insist that she is a human just ...
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Sci fi movie where Earth's most influential figures are revealed to be alien androids

1960s or 1970s, I don't remember much about the film except at the end, the big reveal was that all the great minds in history were alien androids (Einstein, etc). The last scene takes place in a ...
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I am looking for a post apocolyptic novel about a man and a female android

I believe the novel was printed by DelRey in the early eighties. I remember the protagonist was in love with a synthetic woman. He was trying to get more artificial blood for her. This one has been ...
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Episode name of what I believe was The Outer Limits new series

Episode name of what I believe was The Outer Limits new series, where an android squad is ambushed and killed, except the medic, who is captured by the "Creeter" who turns out to be a human, the ...
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Animated TV series or short movie: spaceship filled with red crystals, female android copilot

I don't remember too much about it but there was a spaceship that would fill up with ruby red crystals, a human pilot with a female Android copilot or assistant. It most likely played around the time ...
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Does Data need to cut his hair?

There have been various questions about the android Data, how human-like he really is in his needs and behaviour, but none of them address something I started wondering as soon as I first saw him. ...
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Who came up first with the concept of holographic android in sci-fi?

Holographic android is, as I understand it, a robot in humanoid shape, capable of disguising itself as a real human/humanoid being via built-in holographic projectors. I assume the concept of ...
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Who makes androids in the Marvel universe?

Which branch of technology in the Marvel universe "makes" androids (for example, Victor Mancha)? Is their job considered biotechnological, still robotics, or a whole other field of study?
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Film about alien/android that molds facial features

I'm trying to identify a scifi film from the 60s or 70s about an android (or possibly alien) that was awoken and had to create his own facial features before. He was some kind of guardian of the human ...
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Phoebus declaration from the book “Stories of Ibis”

After reading the book The Stories of Ibis, I was curious if the author has ever published a full version of the declaration of Phoebus, the speech that the android Phoebus held when asked to express ...
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Sci-fi story with androids, nano-machines, robot dogs and time travel

My memories of the plot are vague, but in the end, a female android was caught in a huge explosion and sent back in time. I don't know when it was made or exactly when I watched it, but it may have ...
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Why does Data want to be human?

If Data cannot be happy or sad, why does he try to be more human and is wanting an emotion?
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Looking for name of sci-fi book and author: “father” of robots from 60s or 70s

Any avid sci-fi readers around? A while back, I was working in a max security hospital. I came across a book, and started reading it during down time. It was a collection of short stories themed with ...
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HBO horror movie with a super-strong killer

Okay, this is gonna be vague, but I'm hoping someone can put these pieces together and help me figure out a movie scene that has been in my head for years! While at a friend's house in the 80's, we ...
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Anime, Helicopter based sniper platform

I can't remember the name of the anime, and I've looked at as much Ghost in the Shell as I can because I thought it was from that. But it's a scene where I think an android has taken hostages in this ...
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Movie with a killer robot/android in a spaceship

So I forgot the name of this movie but what I remember is the following: It happens in a spaceship. The robot/alien seems to be from another world. The robot/alien can transform to look like other ...
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Is an android from Star Trek cold or hot to the touch?

It may seem silly to ask and/or obvious to answer. I can't recall exact episode titles I'm afraid, but when Deanna was pregnant, Data was assumed by Pulaski to be cold to the touch. In contrast, the ...
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In Ex Machina, can this character survive?

This is not about who I'm quite sure is doomed, but Is there any way this character could survive for long?
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Name the program: android cleaner kills crew

I'm trying to remember which franchise this TV episode is from: The lead characters find a spaceship. All the crew are missing/dead. Only "survivor" is an android, responsible for maintaining ship ...
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What is this Sci-Fi time-travel Movie/TV Movie from the 1970's (I think) called?

Does anybody know the title of a film that features robots or androids I think they were called and the humans, I think being chased by these androids, jumping through a time travel machine that ...
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Are the B1 battle droids in Star Wars self-aware?

They're so stupid and funny, they don't act like the cold-blooded robots in Terminator at all... so I first thought that they must be conscious. But then I realized that the Jedi mercilessly kill ...
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Scientist builds monitoring robot

Anyone remember a movie about a scientist who builds a mysterious android/robot (of alien design) that ends up monitoring all Earth's communications to "help" our planet solve its problems? Maybe from ...
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Old sci-fi short story about buying an android?

Long, long time ago I came upon a collection of old (pre 1980s?) short sci-fi stories. I'm not 100% sure, but something makes me think they were by Russian authors. One of them was about a woman, who ...
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Why not test androids by asking them to hold their breath?

In Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" we learn that androids can commit suicide by holding their breath: "How'll you kill yourself without it?" Rick asked. "If you fail on the test? ...
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Androids in the 24th century?

There seems to be a considerable lack of androids in the 24th century aside from Soong-type androids. We do, however see that the area of robotics still is progressing, especially at the Daystrom ...
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How could Data kill that Borg in Descent P1?

From this question, it seems quite clear to assume for the purposes of this question that Borg are considered 'living'. At the beginning of the episode (Descent Part 1, TNG) we see the TNG crew ...
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Why did Lal look the way zhe did before completion?

As you can see in the picture below, Lal looks quite peculiar. This was, of course, before zhe1 became a she. My question is: why did Lal look like that when incomplete? Is this a sort of layer ...
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80's/90's movie: man and woman driving through a red desert planet

I am trying to identify a sci-fi movie from the 80's or 90's, with the following parameters: Setting: Scenes of a red desert planet Culture: Either people roam fairly solo and try to acquire ...
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Fiction about the first matter transmitter

Im looking for the title of a science fiction book I read in the 1980s. Basically, the plot is that someone had created a matter transmitter. The inventor hid his plans in a locked box, which only ...
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Which movie/TV show has an evil cyborg harvesting eyes from androids in a hidden town?

I watched it maybe more than 8 to 12 years ago, but as far as I remember there was this place where androids (or maybe they were cyborgs) lived. (I think it was more like a hidden town). This guy ...
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Far-future fantasy novel where a character turns out to be an android

I'm looking for a book which mostly belongs to the fantasy genre but has a sci-fi background. Over the course of the story it is revealed that it's set in our far future and that all the fantasy ...