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Read it and Weep

Sep 26, 2014

The year is 1986, the problem is the cold war, the solution is a giant talking war robots. It's all well and good until one of those war robots accidentally gains sentience and starts making friends with the locals after a lightning strike causes him to Short Circuit!

Like a lot of things, it's flawless if you ignore the racism. Except for Fisher Stevens in brown face, it's a really fun romp through the 80s including optimism about robotics, fear of the military industrial complex, and the love between war robot and a trash compactor.

Thanks to Dave from California for sponsoring his annual guilty pleasure!