Questions tagged [androids]

For questions about androids in works of science fiction or fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the relevant work tag. 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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What film had an amnesiac time-travelling android from the future who became Jesus?

I have a dim memory of a movie (it might have been a TV movie) made in the 70s or 80s about an android who time travels from the future and washes up on a beach in the 20th Century, possibly a Greek ...
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SF movie live action - dystopian world, couple gets rescued by a spaceship with a huge eye run by an android butler

Probably from the 80s or early 90s. Dystopian world where if you weren't upper class you were basically a slave for work; men and women kept separate. One couple who met secretly are about to be ...
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In citizen sleeper, why are the people whose minds been copied to create Sleepers, kept in cryosleep?

In the video game Citizen Sleeper, the titular Sleepers are biomechanical constructs controlled by an emulated human mind. In the setting, there is a general ban on sentient AI, and sleepers are a ...
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How strong are Star Trek holograms?

I was just thinking about the Data-derived androids in Picard being used for physical labor on Mars, which is further in the future than when copies of the Voyager doctor were being used to scrub the ...
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Video game with sentient boomerang-wielding androids

I'm looking for a 90s video game (either on the Game Boy Color or the Game Boy Advance) where you played as a robot equipped with a boomerang or a boomerang-like weapon. The weapon could be upgraded ...
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In Prometheus, is Vickers an android?

I was watching Prometheus again (I don't know why either) and Charlize Theron's performance sure has me thinking she is a robot. Could be she's just playing it as a cold, detached human, but her ...
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Sci-fi short, a miniature town/people used for testing advertisements? [duplicate]

Many years ago I read a short story about a man who figures out that his world is not real but an artificial miniature, populated by artificial people and used to test advertisements, etc. The "...
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Are Androids sentient in the "Alien" franchise?

Of the known androids in the Alien franchise, Ash, Bishop, Call, David, Walter, do any of them show the basics of being or becoming sentient? Sentient comes from the Latin sentient-, “feeling,” and it ...
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Book where the US creates Android children to protect itself from invasion

I read a story quite some time ago where the basic premise was that the United States was tragically low on children, and in order to protect itself from invasion (I'm not sure how that actually came ...
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Last Human living in a solar system where androids keep society going

A short story I’d like to reread is about the last human, who lives in a solar system where each human is replaced by an android or human robot upon their death. The idea being that the living humans ...
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Are there more instances of the Data "head tilt" before it is called out in Nepenthe?

In Episode 7 of Star Trek Picard : Nepenthe, Will Riker is calling Picard out for not telling him anything when Soji walks past and performs Data's signature head tilt. Riker recognises this mannerism ...
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Short story about a father who dies and returns as a android/robot

Trying to track down this short story about a father who dies but comes back to life as a robotic version of himself. There was this traveling salesman who sold the household on this process whereby ...
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An old half remembered scene from an unknown movie/TV show where two astronauts are fighting inside their ship

One subdues the other and in so doing discovers that his companion is, and has been, a robot the whole time. Gasp! Moments later he tries to pull a bulkhead closed in the damaged ship. He pulls so ...
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Movie with killer androids (glowing eyes, screaming)

Many years ago I saw this movie. The main protagonist is out with his woman partner (girlfriend or wife, forgot). At some point, after they went to some remote place by car, she is revealed to be an ...
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Webcomic with a mermaid and a bird legged android?

Webcomic with a mermaid and a bird legged android? I watched a while back a first part youtube video about a webcomic with a mermaid and a bird legged android. It was maybe 5 years old and maybe was ...
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Were Data and Lore created as a 'pair'?

We know of three Soong-type androids, B4, Data and Lore. It is possible there were others. We know in Picard 1x01 "Remembrance" - that the type of Synth that Dahj and Soji are, are created ...
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Looking for a movie with old man who was a robot/android and was recharging under stairs

This was a foreign movie or maybe a TV episode (German, possibly). I remember an old man in a house who was a robot/android and he was going under the stairs to recharge. He turned a handle/knob on ...
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Short story: dream machines and androids

A boy sets off on a quest and eventually learns from an oracle/librarian/sentient machine/? that he is an android, and so is everyone in his city, without being aware of it; there are no more real ...
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Do realistic, human-like androids exist in the Star Wars universe?

Do androids — as we commonly conceive them — exist in the Star Wars universe? Meaning, droids that are convincingly life-like and sentient and can pass for humans, rather than robots with bipedal/...
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Series between 1980 - 2000 about humanoid boy trying to live like a human

Trying to look for a series between 1980 - 2000, where the son was an android trying live a human life. I can remember everyday he had to pull the cable out of his stomach to charge himself.
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1970s or 80s kids book: girl's life taken over by a robot doppelganger version of herself

I read this book between 1980-82 but it could have been written earlier. It's about a girl who is dissatisfied with her life, as her parents have her on a diet and she wants to be able to eat what ...
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Book: evil Earth against a nature-oriented planet occupied by humans as well

This book also has the main character fall in love with a robot who the main villain had created to put his mind into the robot's body. The main girl is in a space fleet fighting for her home planet ...
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What are the titles and author of a series of short stories about humanoid weapons called "the claws"

I remember reading a series of short stories (or perhaps it was a novel with relatively independant chapters, but it's more likely short stories) where humans are at war and are using autonomous ...
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Short story: fake robot child of an astronaut meets robot parents on return to Earth

There was a classic-period sci-fi short story about a hero astronaut on a multi-year mission that would land to Earth for a few days and leave again. The astronaut has actually died during the ...
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Story about a 'synthetic' humanoid with superpowers

This man is imprisoned on a desert type planet from which he eventually escapes, and finds his way across the stars to a laboratory run by a scientist who created him as a silicon man. This lab also ...
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80s or 90s cartoon. Alien robots come to Earth to steal our gold to turn into energy. 'World Defense Corps' fight them

Robots from outer space attack Earth, stealing gold to make energy. A high school boy discovers a way to make energy from gold by exposing it to special ray, he joins the 'World Defence Corps' to ...
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Short web comic of robot carrying a dead woman who helped him

The web comic went something like: The world is ending, and this girl runs into a guy in the street who isn't aware and tells him to get to shelter with her. They stay together in the shelter during ...
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Looking for Jewish Android Girl Short Story

I read a short story a few years ago in a collection of science fiction stories. It may have been a "best of the year" type of collection, but I am not sure. It included stories from many different ...
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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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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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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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