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Sunday Cinema: Isaac Asimov’s ‘Little Lost Robot’

Back in 1962, a British TV series Out Of This World (hosted by the great Boris Karloff!) aired the episode “Little Lost Robot” based on the 1947 Isaac Asimov stoy of the same name. What a treat — it not only features the character of Dr. Susan Calvin, but also prominently utilizes the Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics.

Check it out. You can actually see the actor’s feet as the “robot” walks away at the 2:55 minute mark.

See also: Jamie Todd Rubin’s Three Criteria for Robots.

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6 Comments on Sunday Cinema: Isaac Asimov’s ‘Little Lost Robot’

  1. Cool.  Isn’t Mr. Black the neighbor from the Jeffersons?


  2. I really like it, this must be the most faithful adaptation of one of Asimov’s stories.

  3. Great find  Thanks for sharing. 


  4. Why does the player tell me: “We are sorry, no embeddable videos are currently selected for this player?”

  5. Sadly, this is a 10x better adaption of ‘I, Robot’ than the Will Smith movie.


  6. @Tam: I don’t think so, but I could be wrong.  If only there werea website that could help us! 😉

    @M: No idea — works for me!

    @Tam: Hiyo! 🙂

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