Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rate the Robots II

Alright, so number two in our Rate the Robots series has us taking a look at a seemingly insignificant member of robot lore...

Robot: Training remote, as seen in Star Wars Episode IV,

The training remote was a simple type of training droid most often employed as a means of schooling whiney hillbillies in the Jedi arts.

Pros: Now we're talking! Quick, unpredictable, and unpretentious. This little doohickey had a job to do and it did it.

Little electric jolts fired from the training-remote eyes will slap your ass worse than a locker room towel, blast shields be damned.

Reality Check: The training remote jumps about with no obvious signs of how, exactly, it's jumping about. It's the future, baby!

Rating: 6 out of 10. Sometimes less is more.


  1. Actually, I hadn't given this robot that much thought until you mentioned it. IMO ,I think I'd score it lower than you did.

    Can't wait to see the rest of the robot posts.

  2. Cube - My rating system is definetely subjective, but I think the concept of this robot holds up 30 or so years later, hence the decent rating.

  3. I hear ya. It's just that I want a robot that will be an assistant, i.e., it will do everything I don't want to do. Hence, my score will score the humanoid ones higher that the roly poly ones :-)