Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Monday, September 8, 2014

Terry's Friend Dates A Robot

So I have it set up so that my Facebook page automatically posts stuff from Twitter but it got cut off and that made me think about what I was saying at the time.

A while back I cut Weird Science some slack due to Lisa's personality but on it's own, it's Frankenstein's monster as a sex doll.

I was in the middle of my mini-Batman Beyond marathon when I hit "Terry's Friend Dates A Robot"

At first I thought it was one of the weaker episodes but as I ruminate I realize how influential that episode actually was. Its themes and basic set up influenced  both Futurama with "I Dated a Robot" and Buffy The Vampire Slayer's  " I Made love to You"

It's something I didn't realize.

Almost all of these episodes can be seen as a commentary on Weird Science.

I disagree with the commentary on the movie but not the idea. Which shows up a lot due to the Galatea archetype.

 Or in case you were born after 1970

 It was just something interesting on my brain.

(Oh and yes I'm aware that the original play both these movies are riffing on was actually a subversion with a different ending.)

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