R.U.R. – Review

Oh, silly humans, when will you learn?  Surely by now you’ve realized that building a race of sentient machines will inevitably result in them rising up to destroy their creators!  Even though modern audiences are well aware of the dangers of building robot armies, there was a time when the story of robots revolting against their masters was a new idea.  That was 1921 to be precise when Czech playwright Karel Capek coined the term “Robot” in his play R.U.R. – short for Rossum’s Universal Robots. It’s the grandfather of this sub-genre of science fiction, but at the time it was written the playwright was more concerned about the plight of the working class, rather than any speculation on the impact of technology.  Now, nearly 100 years later, there is a new adaptation of the play running off-Broadway. Continue reading →

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