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11.03.09 59 Comments

(My mistake, this is actually a Birdemic, not a Robopocalypse, I must’ve gotten the slides mixed up.)

Dreamworks today bought the rights to an unpublished novel called Robopocalypse, which of course is the erotic story of the first lesbian to play in the WNBA.

The angry-robots story line has played out in movies such as the “Terminator” series, “I, Robot” and the two “Transformers” films [wrong, though we would’ve accepted “The Matrix.” –Ed.]
But Daniel H. Wilson, an actual Ph.D. in robotics, has grounded his tale with a heavy degree of authenticity derived from real robot technology.
“Daniel H. Wilson’s cautionary tale of man versus machine grabbed us from the very beginning,” said Dreamworks’ Mark Sourian. “Wilson’s background in robotics and artificial intelligence grounds his story with a frightening level of realism.”
Wilson added: “Writing this novel is an incredible thrill, after spending years studying and thinking about robotics. My hope is that the story we tell will make the robots of the future proud of us humans.” [THR]

Let’s see, so you took the premise of a bunch of other science fiction movies and added more realism and a literal title?  Well, done, man, that’s great.  (*pats Wilson on the back while secretly taping “kick me i’m a huge dork” sign to it*)  Wilson is also known for writing such previous titles as (and I’m not making any of these up): – How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion, Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown, – How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies and – The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame: Muwahahaha! So congrats to Daniel Wilson, or, as he’s known to friends, “I thought I told you to stop calling here.”

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