I mean -- "There�ll be no escape for the princess this time" -- don�t we all say that when things get tough? C3PO even has the perfect mincing walk, so he may be a robotic homophobic slur, but we prefer to think he�s just a queer ole droid.
The Ilia Probe, aka "V-jay", Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
The names alone deserve a prize. OK, it�s actually �Vee-ger� and is a corruption of �Voyager,� but just listen to how they say it. And �Ilia Probe�? This baldy, asexually voiced robot is right up our alley.
Complete with the fairyest music ever composed, Bubo is a fluttering mechanical owl with jeweled eyes. Only Perseus can understand (and bear) him. Few clips remain, but here he is in a mocumentary that opens with his cinematic debut�
This started as a comedy nugget on Adam Sandler's Shhh...Don't Tell album. In 2006, Comedy Central filmed a pilot for a TV show that didn�t get off the ground. Gay Robot, voiced by Nick Swardson, is much as the name suggests.
There�s been a lot written about this one, and the idea that in the future sexuality and gender roles would be fluid and so HAL's voice (Shakespearean actor Douglas Rain) was chosen to suit. On the other hand, Kubrick�s biographer Vincent Lobrutto notes that the director was pleased with the �patronizing, asexual quality� Rain gave HAL. Either way, HAL'S lazy, bitchy tones are pretty convincing: �Quite honestly, I wouldn�t worry myself about that��