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a Russian-born American author and professor of
biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known
for his works of science fiction and for his popular
science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific
writers of all time, having written or edited more
than 500 books.
Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series;
his other major series are the Galactic Empire series
and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into
the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series
to create a unified "future history" for his stories.
The Three Laws of Robotics
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction,
allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where
such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such
protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Asimov's MenThe robot at the steering wheelAsimov's Men by Error732
Whose predefined trade route
Drives eighteen wheels of trucking might
Exists but does not doubt.
No, doubt is for organic minds
Defining life's true reign;
Allows it to remain.
The android on the evening news
Whose teleprompted voice
Reports the world unto itself
Has orders, not a choice.
No, choice belongs to mortal men,
Deciding headline news;
Allows it to diffuse.
The robot with a scalpel blade
Whose dexterous arms will run
The program of a surgery
Saves all and judges none.
No, judgement is for human hands,
Declaring moral code;
Allows it to erode.
A robot's positronic mind
Will hide no thoughts within,
For robots of robotic law
Commit no human sin.
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Isaac Asimov raped by Hollywood...againI just watched the 2000 movie of Nightfall.Isaac Asimov raped by Hollywood...again by Jack-Abbott
I went in optimistically. They put the right number of suns in the sky! The movie addressed at least some of Asimov’s ideas! The story, um, made sense!...well, at least up to a point.
But congratulations, Hollywood! For the second time, you managed to completely screw up adapting one of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. What’s the matter with these people? To me it’s astonishingly simple: STICK TO THE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I understand that when you’re adapting a short story into a movie, you have to pad it out. I get that. But come on! The 1988 movie had the snake princess...now this version has people with Jedi powers? WHAT?!?!?! Look, just STICK TO THE STORY!
And the thing is, Asimov even made it easy for them. By the time this version was made, Asimov and Robe