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.
Tricia Helfer as Number Six in Battlestar Galactica
Sean Young as Rachael in Blade Runner
Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Buffybot in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa the Fembot in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Tiffany Brissette as Vicki on Small Wonder
Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman
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.