Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part Three [36-25]

Continuing here our rundown of my 60 Favorite Fictional Artificial Intelligences.

This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.

You can have a look here for Part One, which includes some of the rationale for this list, as well as some of the explanations and qualifications, and here for Part Two.

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who again are all male, and include in their number four really smart young people, two galactic defenders, two military commanders, three fathers (one biologically, one through adoption, and one both), and one anthropormorphic animal.

Paul Levitz

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)
Park 6 (50-41)
Part 7 (40-31)

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My Thoughts on “Ender’s Game”

I was not particularly looking forward to Ender’s Game, the recent movie.  I thought it’d be a challenging work to translate without sacrificing the potentially “unfilmable” (as some would say) psychological story and focusing merely on glitzy space battles.  The advanced trailer didn’t necessarily give me a positive buzz either.  But I was introduced to the book by Orson Scott Card not long ago, and enjoyed it quite a bit.  More than that, I have found reading its sequels (of which I have read two so far – Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide) to be extremely compelling and emotionally churning experiences.  Then a friend gave me a positive report, so off to the theaters I went this evening with my wife. Continue reading My Thoughts on “Ender’s Game”