I know what you guys are thinking: We’re a website with the word robot in our name and we never ever have any stories about robots. Except for, you know, all the stories we write about robots. Taking a step back from reality, we dive wholeheartedly into the spectacular poster above for artist Scott Park’s creation “Synthespians. Robots. Cyborgs. Holograms. Computers.” It culls 66 of the most famous and recognizable electro-beings from the realm of film and television. The only problem I have with it is that it’s finite and it isn’t currently in my hands right now. I may have to send a T-1000 to Mr. Park’s place of business to “talk him out of one.”
From the biggest bots—including the Iron Giant, Optimus Prime, and Gypsy Danger—to the smallest—the likes of HAL9000, a Farscape DRD, and Adventure Time‘s BMO—Park’s collection is truly amazing. He’s got a list beneath the images that sources all of the movies and series that the characters come from, but it’s so much more fun to just try and identify them by yourself. Or with friends. (And even if you don’t have any friends, just hug your computer while you do your identifying.)
You’d expect to see Robocop and Star Wars on this list, but you might not expect the Kevin Spacey-voiced GERTY from Duncan Jones’ Moon, the femmebots from Austin Powers or V.I.N.CENT. from Disney’s The Black Hole. As fun as it probably was to create this drawing, I bet it was a bigger blast just to come up with all the characters he wanted to use. And I think we can all agree that Park hit upon the apex of human thought when he decided to put Robot Ted from Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey on there. WYLD STALLYNS RULE!
This isn’t the first piece of amazing art that Park has created. He’s also got a similar idea going behind his “Star Cars” print, which features 77 famous wheeled vehicles from pop fiction. Better call both the Ghostbusters and the Scooby-Doo gang to make sure no demons try to nab this one before you’re able to buy it.