Androids creep me out a little. Not because of the technology — I love technology. It’s what we do with the technology that has me worried. Especially if we’re talking about beautiful android women. Do you see where I’m going with this? But then I heard that Christina Hendricks was going to play an android woman and all of a sudden it’s me having the creepy thoughts. Lots of them.
Christina will play an android in a new music video for the band Broken Bells. There’s a crazy plot and everything. (She’s a hard-working android trying to retire to some dream resort, but to afford it she needs to sell off parts of herself — deep, I know.) But story or no story, the thought of a robotic Christina is indeed intriguing. Oh, to be a programmer.
These preview shots of android Christina got me thinking (dangerous!) about other famous female androids in entertainment — which led me to a list.
Here are a look at TV and film’s other memorable lady robots (or at least partially robotic). The Tin Man has nothing on them.
Pros: Lethal, beautiful, really protective.
Cons: Will walk around the house in her bra and panties. Hold on, that’s not a con.
Tricia Helfer as Number Six in Battlestar Galactica
Pros: So frakking hot.
Cons: Knows she is so frakking hot.
Sean Young as Rachael in Blade Runner
Pros: Thinks she is human.
Cons: Realizes she isn’t human.
Pros: She may be the Messiah.
Cons: Or she may be the Apocalypse.
Pros: That’ll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo
Cons: All those creepy sex games with Spike.
Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa the Fembot in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Pros: She looks like Elizabeth Hurley.
Cons: You’ll probably get shot getting to second base.
Tiffany Brissette as Vicki on Small Wonder
Pros: She looks like an adorable 10-year-old girl.
Cons: She looks like an adorable 10-year-old girl, but is actually a robot and therefore super creepy.
Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman
Pros: The stuttery dun-dun-dun-dun-dun sound when Jamie went bionic.
Cons: They made that terrible, terrible TV remake without the dun-dun-dun-dun-dun sound.
So, where do you think Christina’s robo-babe will rank? And I’m not alone, right? Robots are a little creepy — even hot robots.