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Date That Robot (1982)

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They came from outer space, from worlds in the future...to become legendary superstars right here in our galaxy. Yes, all of the remarkable robots pictured here have appeared in major TV and movie productions during the past 55 years—but when? Can you guess in what order they made their stellar debuts on earth?


1. Maria, from Metropolis, 1927.

2. Unnamed robot from The Phantom Empire, 1935.

3. Gort, from The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951.

4. Robby the Robot, from Forbidden Planet, 1956.

5. A Dalek, from the British TV series Doctor Who, which began in 1963.

6. Unnamed robot from Lost in Space, TV series that began in 1965.

7. One of three identical robots, Huey, Dewey and Louie, from Silent Running, 1972.

8. R2-D2, from Star Wars, 1977.

9. A Cylon, from Battlestar Galactica, TV series that began in 1978.

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  • APA 6th ed.: (April 1982). Date That Robot. Playboy p. 245.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Date That Robot." Playboy [add city] April 1982, 245. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Date That Robot." Playboy, edition, sec., April 1982
  • Turabian: "Date That Robot." Playboy, April 1982, section, 245 edition.
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